Your welcome. Well it does seem like you put a lot of time and effort into this drawing. Perhaps you should do something for the Death of the Family story arc. Maybe a piece that emphasizes the inner struggles that Cain, or another character, is going through. Just a thought, considering how good you are.
For the time being (and the foreseeable future), pics like this seem to be the only factor keeping this character in circulation. A pity, that: Cassandra was part of the story arc that rekindled my interest in the Bat-franchise, and what I read of her subsequent title balanced action and personal struggle in an uncommonly adroit fashion. Of course, once said title's initial writer & artist (Kelley Puckett & Damion Scott, respectively) moved on, things plateaued for a little while...then seemed to get crazier with each plot-twist for its own sake (Cass is retired! No, wait, she's EEEE-VIL! No, wait, she's mind-control-drugged...you get the idea, right?). And now this reboot, in which every single dude who's ever been a Robin gets their own series in some form, whilst the "secondary" Batgirls get next to bupkus. Go figure.
Bitter rants aside, I could give or take the costume updates Cass underwent as Black Bat, but you make 'em work shockingly well here, Mr. Sizer. That two-tone cape really pops against the gritty background, and those splashes of beatdown residue definitely lend Mme. Cain her accustomed edge. Even the noir title font's properly worn-something all too many modern comic-text layers neglect upon tombstones, newsstand titles & other in-panel elements. Honestly, I'm sorry this analysis hasn't included any points that might warrant improvement, but it's just that damn good.
Thanks; there's plenty of gaffs in the series, but I'm still proud of it. I worked really hard to try and avoid lots of cliche tropes, especially in the male/female dynamics. Glad to know it was noticed.
Yeah, it seems like editorially she's being held off, as if there's some plan for her that keeps getting put off. As a character, I think she has a lot more potential than Stephanie Brown. Snyder used her OK in that "Gates of Gotham" mini, but she deserves better.
No, there's no plan. Aside from putting her in one book toward the end of the year, like always, and that's a horrid plan. I'm okay if she isn't used again until we return to the actual DCU and not wherever we've ended up.
I always wonder if editorial decisions like that are still made on the assumption that women and minorities cannot carry a series. Cass' BATGIRL run seemed to do all right on its own, which makes me question why her character is being marginalized so much now.
This has nothing to do with Cass being a minority or a woman. This has everything to do with a handful of people (Didio isn't the only one disliking her enough that they refuse to give her a series, enough that they don't want anyone to use her, so they put her in a miniseries to keep anyone else from using her.
This was the only conclusion I could come to after monitoring their behavior for 6 years. I still think of it as our loss. Probably because Cass is one of the characters who got me into comics to begin with, so I take her treatment a bit more personally than I really should.