Big Barda appreciation. Who thinks she deserves some?

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Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Big Barda is so cool, so hot and so bad-ass she deserves some appreciation. 
 
Big Barda is a character created by one of the greatest and most talented and prolific people to ever pick up a pencil; Jack "King" Kirby! 
Kirby based Barda's appearance on that of Playboy model/singer/actress Lainie Kazanand her personality on his wife Roz. 
 
Barda's a New God from Apokalips who became the leader of Darkseid's elite team of warriors/killers; the Female Furies.
She became the wife of Mr. Miracle, the son of Highfather, and a member of the Justice League of America.   
She's a super-strong, super-tough warrior who has proven herself to be on par with Wonder Woman in fighting skill.  
 
She's truly awesome yet so underrated.  She deserves some attention.  Here's some shots of her . . .  
 
 

Big Barda of Apokalips

 
Big Barda - Jack Kirby art


Big Barda - Ame-Comi Statue


Barda as a Green Lantern


Big Barda waiting by a Boom Tube


Big Barda and the Female Furies by Jack Kirby


Big Barda by Bruce Timm


Big Barda in Battle Armor

Big Barda - action figure based on Jack Kirby artwork


Big Barda - modern rendition showing her proper proportions by Ed McGuinness


She's one of the best !  Who else agrees?
#1 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:
"Big Barda is so cool, so hot and so bad-ass she deserves some appreciation. 
 
Big Barda is a character created by one of the greatest and most talented and prolific people to ever pick up a pencil; Jack "King" Kirby! 
Kirby based Barda's appearance on that of Playboy model/singer/actress Lainie Kazanand her personality on his wife Roz. 
 
Barda's a New God from Apokalips who became the leader of Darkseid's elite team of warriors/killers; the Female Furies.
She became the wife of Mr. Miracle, the son of Highfather, and a member of the Justice League of America.   
She's a super-strong, super-tough warrior who has proven herself to be on par with Wonder Woman in fighting skill.  
 
She's truly awesome yet so underrated.  She deserves some attention.  Here's some shots of her . . .  
 
 

Big Barda of Apokalips

 
Big Barda - Jack Kirby art


Big Barda - Ame-Comi Statue


Barda as a Green Lantern


Big Barda waiting by a Boom Tube


Big Barda and the Female Furies by Jack Kirby


Big Barda by Bruce Timm


Big Barda in Battle Armor

Big Barda - action figure based on Jack Kirby artwork


Big Barda - modern rendition showing her proper proportions by Ed McGuinness
She's one of the best !  Who else agrees? "

QFT. That's all I have to say.  
She's just an Awesome character in every way of the word.
#2 Posted by SC (13409 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was really quite saddened the other day, i went to her forum to post, but it only had two friggen threads. Then I really wanted to post on one of them, but neither were really any sort of appreciation thread, and then I was going to make one, but man, in my opinion, you should only make one, if you do it like you just did. Pure class man, nice selection of pictures, sketches, figs, and summary of her.  
 
So yea, totally I agree, I wish she were a Marvel character in fact lol

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#3 Posted by SC (13409 posts) - - Show Bio

This is cool. A Batman inspired uniform for Big Barda  
 

 
http://dennisculver.tumblr.com/post/2860432518/021-bat-barda-goes-wherever-she-wants
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#4 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC:
Thanks for the compliments.  I'm glad you're a fan of Barda too.  
You're right; Barda as a Marvel character would be cool !  If she was, Herc and her could hook-up.
#5 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5494 posts) - - Show Bio

She is a keeper.
#7 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Barda! She's absolutely awesome and I would love, love to see more of her.

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
"Is Big Bertha a parody of her? "

I don't believe so.   
  
Going back several decades now, probably 40 or 50 years (maybe more), 'Big Bertha' has been a general/generic term for any exceptionally large or heavy woman.  In the late 1960's there was a pop song called "Bertha Butt" somewhat inspired by the name/phrase.  I think the character 'Big Bertha' is derived from this phrase/colloquialism    
 
Though I can't say for sure, it's my opinion, based on Jack Kirby's use of names like 'Scott Free' and the like, that he came up with the name 'Big Barda' as a variation of the commonly used name/phrase Big Bertha.
#9 Posted by JonesDeini (3501 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc:  
Barda is AWESOME!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this character. Seriously if she was a real woman I'd wife her up in a millisecond! 
#10 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: Ah, alright. I thought it was a play on Barda's name! Lol.
#11 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123:
Yeah, I can see why you would've thought that.  Turns out it's closer to the other way around.
#12 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember when she almost made a porn with Supes O_O

#13 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" I remember when she almost made a porn with Supes O_O "
Almost? She totally made full on porn with Supes.  
 
Anyway, this belongs in the Big Barda forum IMO.
#14 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" I remember when she almost made a porn with Supes O_O "
Almost? She totally made full on porn with Supes.   Anyway, this belongs in the Big Barda forum IMO. "

Yeah, it really should be in the Big Barda forum, sorry.
#15 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite: ALMOST! It didn't happened. Something happened
#16 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5494 posts) - - Show Bio

This made me feel I had to start a battle thread, sorry :/
#17 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: ALMOST! It didn't happened. Something happened "
Then what was on the video that Darkseid showed to Mr. Miracle?
#18 Posted by doublezeroduck (98 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only seen her in the animated JLU show, but from what I've seen she's pretty cool. Mr. Miracle is one of my favorites so I almost have to like her too. 

#19 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite: Something about Barda?
#20 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: Something about Barda? "
Look at Mr.Miracle's face when he sees the video. 
It's clearly porn. Porn of Barda and Superman. 
#21 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite: So you are saying that there really is a porn of Superman of Barda? lol
#22 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: So you are saying that there really is a porn of Superman of Barda? lol "
Yes. There is porn of Barda and Superman in the DC universe.  
And Mr.Miracle watched it with Darkseid. 
#23 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite: I'mgonna look for a scan of that.
#24 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: I'mgonna look for a scan of that. "
The porn was never shown. I think that's quite obvious.
#25 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite: -____- I meant the page where MR. Miracle freaks out.
#26 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64:   
#27 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: So you are saying that there really is a porn of Superman of Barda? lol "
Yes. There is porn of Barda and Superman in the DC universe.  And Mr.Miracle watched it with Darkseid.  "

I remember that, but I did'nt think it was ever confirmed.  It's real, huh?  Holy shit !
#28 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:
" @Decoy Elite said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: So you are saying that there really is a porn of Superman of Barda? lol "
Yes. There is porn of Barda and Superman in the DC universe.  And Mr.Miracle watched it with Darkseid.  "
I remember that, but I did'nt think it was ever confirmed.  It's real, huh?  Holy shit ! "
Might have been Silver Age, IDK.  Hard to tell with the art. 
#29 Posted by iLLituracy (13494 posts) - - Show Bio

That's from Byrne's run, that's Modern Age, I think. 

#30 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite said:
" @PowerHerc said:
" @Decoy Elite said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" @Decoy Elite: So you are saying that there really is a porn of Superman of Barda? lol "
Yes. There is porn of Barda and Superman in the DC universe.  And Mr.Miracle watched it with Darkseid.  "
I remember that, but I did'nt think it was ever confirmed.  It's real, huh?  Holy shit ! "
Might have been Silver Age, IDK.  Hard to tell with the art.  "

I definitely recgnize the art.  It's John Byrne and it came out in the late '80s or (probably not but maybe) early '90s.   
It happened after Byrne's reboot of Superman in "Man of Steel." Modern Age.
#31 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio

Then Superman porn is cannon.  
Huh, bet no one expected that. 

#32 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite said:
"Then Superman porn is cannon.  Huh, bet no one expected that.  "

Well, I certainly didn't.  lol  
When I made this blog I never would've thought this is what we would've determined.  Ain't it great where a conversation can take you? 
#33 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

I love all the New Gods , it's a shame they're so under-appreciated.

#34 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL! So its cannon huh? Supes hit it with Barda!

#35 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

I love her but I hate Mister Miracle
#36 Edited by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@daredevil21134 said:
"I love her but I hate Mister Miracle "

I don't hate Mr. Miracle, but I think having Barda married to him is a waste of time and detrimental to the use of her character
 
@Primmaster64
said:

"LOL! So its cannon huh? Supes hit it with Barda!"


I know! Isn't that something?  The real question is; How can Superman be satified with/by Lois now that he's had Barda.  Who could?
#37 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: And he had WW too...lol
#38 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64:
Yes he did.  Good for him.   
It's pretty cool that one of the ultimate boy scouts in all of superherodom has got down and dirty with at least two of the hottest heroines with no ill effect on his pristine rep. 
Supes is an undercover player. 
#39 Edited by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: lol check this out

 lol

Sorry about the language
#40 Edited by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64:
No apologies necessary !  That is some funny stuff !  
It's a humerous take that ties in nicely with what I stated earlier about Lois not being able to satisfy Supes like a superwoman could . 
 
Thanks for posting it.
#41 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: No probl...only proves that Barda and WW have been he only ladies that have satisfied Supes.
#42 Edited by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:

" @PowerHerc: No probl...only proves that Barda and WW have been he only ladies that have satisfied Supes. "


Yeah, I suppose.  I think Maxima could do it too, if given the chance (she wanted to, but Supes wouldn't let her).
#43 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
#44 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64:
Holy shit!  I have this one, but haven't read it or thought about it in so long that I forgot about it.  Still, isn't this an alternate future?
#45 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: Yes,its pretty cool. This might be an alternative story, but at least finally, Maxima gets supes in the end.
#46 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio

Ever read Superman Darkside?

#47 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64:
No.  When did it come out?  Is it good?  Does Barda feature prominently in it?
#48 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: Well Barda is Supes wife in it according to what I read.
#49 Posted by Darkseid Elite (8410 posts) - - Show Bio
@doublezeroduck said:
"I've only seen her in the animated JLU show, but from what I've seen she's pretty cool. "
 
This, haven't really read much about her but she's pretty cool.
#50 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @PowerHerc: Well Barda is Supes wife in it according to what I read."

Well no shit!  My interest is now piqued.  I must see about getting this 'Superman:  Darkside."  That's what it's called, right? 

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