Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Cassandra Cain BLACK BAT Poster by PaulSizer Cassandra Cain BLACK BAT Poster by PaulSizer
Cassandra Cain, formerly Bat Girl, now the Black Bat.

Black Bat is ęDC Comics.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconunkabaka:
unkabaka Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cassandra Cain was one of my favorite Batgirls. She got poorly treated near the end of her series. Then vanished without a trace and ignored. It is just not right. If anyone deserves their own "Bat" title it is Ms. Cain.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed x 1000
Reply
:iconlpsalsaman:
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool, she looks awesome!
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Criminally underused in the DC universe; I dig her.
Reply
:iconlpsalsaman:
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand what you mean!
Reply
:iconmercenarygraphics:
MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I Like!

Always hated the name "Batgirl", anyone that tough, would not take to being called a child.
Reply
:iconbakerdezign:
Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Cool,like your style overall too.
Reply
:iconsoulfire10:
SoulFire10 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM BLACK BAT!!! <3 this pic!!!!
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Go fight some crime, and thanks for the <3!
Reply
:iconblakplague:
BlakPlague Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Filmographer
Perfectly executed
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much, this is one of my favorites.
Reply
:iconblakplague:
BlakPlague Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Filmographer
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.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe; I'm (luckily) swamped with freelance work, so it may be a while. : )
Reply
:iconblakplague:
BlakPlague Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Filmographer
Ahh I seem, well hopefully you'll get some time to work on such a project. Moreover its good that you've got some work, its hard to find that these days.
Reply
:icongeekspace:
geekspace Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
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.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
On the contrary; you are most thorough, so thanks for all of the good words!
Reply
:icongeekspace:
geekspace Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Hell, you've earned them. Incidentally, I just recalled your work from an indie sci-fi series I perused a while back: Little White Mouse. Talk about degrees of spunky Asian heroines!
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup; that was me. My first comic series. I always have dug the spunky girl hero, hence why I love Cass so much.
Reply
:icongeekspace:
geekspace Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Damn straight. And for a first, that series was quite readable. Nice stereotype subversion with that mechanic dude Loo befriends, by the by.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
Reply
:iconkais86:
Kais86 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
More like "now nothing" DC's been deliberately cutting her from the books. Scott Snyder like Cass, he's been prevented from using her 3 or 4 times already. No, I'm not happy about this.

Neat pic though.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
Reply
:iconkais86:
Kais86 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
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.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
Reply
:iconkais86:
Kais86 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
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.

That's how much they dislike her.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yikes. Their loss.
Reply
:iconkais86:
Kais86 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
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.
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Understandable; I'm sure they have their reason, some of which probably make sense. Still, it is a shame.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
very cool! :)
Reply
:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :)
She's so badass. :love:
Reply
:iconmarvtmartian:
MarvTMartian Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist
My FAV BatGIRL (interesting back story!) Cool pic too :-D
Reply
:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mine too; I'm just glad they are finally using her more as a part of the whole Bat Family. Much more interesting than Stephanie Brown, in my opinion.
Reply
:iconjoey1058:
Joey1058 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black Bat? This shows how often I keep up with the DC universe anymore. :-/
Reply
:iconblaquepsmith:
Blaquepsmith Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 30, 2012
Image Size
998 KB
Resolution
900×1300
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,462 (7 today)
Favourites
271 (who?)
Comments
35
×