Could Cassandra Cain Be Getting An Ongoing?

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Posted by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio

 Cass, is that you?
Rumors are sort of a common thing in the comics industry, so I was not really surprised when I first heard the rumor from a not so reliable source that Cassandra Cain may be getting her very own series thanks to creator Billy Tucci ( SHI). Now, being that I am a HUGE Cassie Cain fan, and she seems to have fallen off the face of the DC Universe following her final appearance in Batgirl #1, I'm not really holding my breath. 
 
The last time we saw Cassie, she dropped the cape and cowl and left it to Stephanie, who put it on without a moment of hesitation. However, Cassie's whereabouts have been missing from the dialogue of the DCU, and no one has really addressed her whereabouts. In fact, up until recently, in the first issue of Birds of Prey, Cassie had  not even been mentioned. In that final scene in BOP #1, the relaunch by Gail Simone, Black Canary questions the identity of the White Canary, and whether she is Cassandra Cain. If you ask me, I really don't think so. It makes no sense to have Black Canary and Cassandra Cain go head to head, particularly based on the way Cassie retired from the post of Batgirl. So, where is she? Is she the White Canary? The final appearance of Cass that I can think of came in the most recent issue of Red Robin #13, where you see the name "Cassandra- Hong Kong?" appear on Tim Drake's computer screen. So, where exactly is Cass, and when will we see her return? Do you think DC might really be giving Cass her own ongoing written by Tucci, and if so will she have a fanbase to support the book?
#1 Posted by Sexy Merc (41971 posts) - - Show Bio

I missed Cassie, I hope she gets one.

#2 Posted by Timm (227 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope they hold out on bringing her back until after the return of bruce wayne stuff is over.
 
i seriously want Bruce Wayne to get his own detective style book when he comes back and i think they should make Cassandra Cain his assistant / bodyguard. kind of green hornet and kato-ish.

#3 Posted by RedHurricane24 (214 posts) - - Show Bio

She deserves getting her own ongoing. Although connecting her to White Canary seems too obvious, almost too easy to do.

#4 Posted by Benzo (619 posts) - - Show Bio

I would definitely buy a Cassandra Cain ongoing!!  She's an awesome character! :D

#5 Edited by Duo_forbidden (1119 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes, I would buy a Cassandra Cain ongoing! I like Stephanie as Batgirl, but Cassandra Cain took Batgirl to a new level. 
Until....some of the writers screwed her over.  I'm hoping she's not White Canary cause she seems evil, and I rather not see Cain go through that again unless the story is good.

#6 Posted by ~Marauder~ (284 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope she does SHE KICKS ASS!

#7 Posted by TheGhostofGarethGraves (33 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd buy it. I love Cassie, and while I do dig on Steph being Batgirl, I'd really like to see Cass tearing it up like she does.
#8 Posted by danhimself (22718 posts) - - Show Bio

I really really really REEEEEEAAAALLLLY hope she comes back and gets her own books really soon

#9 Posted by Vance Astro (91415 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the whole White Canary thing.They can do better than this for Cassie Cain.

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#10 Posted by EisforExtinction (1863 posts) - - Show Bio

Cassandra Cain never interested me. I thought her costume was cool though.

#11 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18764 posts) - - Show Bio

I would get it.

#12 Posted by Grim (2082 posts) - - Show Bio

every bat kid should get at least a handful of issues geared around them.

#13 Edited by Scottyb (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Babs,
 
Cassie isn't White Canary.
 
Taken from Heroes Con DC nation panel.
 
 http://www.newsarama.com/comics/HeroesCon-DC-Nation-Panel-100606.html  

 A fan had a three-part question: what is the status of the Batwoman series, Cassandra Cain as a character and where is Misfit? Sattler replied he's seen the pages of the Batwoman series but doesn't want to make any announcement until it's a sure thing with the timing. They are also holding off on using Cassandra right now.

#14 Posted by harleyquinn12 (1741 posts) - - Show Bio

  
I want my monthy dose of Cassie! She's like a drug!

#15 Posted by the_fallen11 (635 posts) - - Show Bio

I would in fact not get this.

#16 Posted by foxglove (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Would buy, most definitely.
I miss Cass! I want her back and I want a reasonable explanation why she left.

#17 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (925 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope so. id definetly buy it. i have this super nice little statue of her as Batgirl. Im sur eyoud like it Babs.

#18 Edited by NightFang (10274 posts) - - Show Bio

If Superboy can get his own ongoing then so can Cassandra and if that's her in the picture above then she most have played to many Street Fighter gamies.

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#19 Edited by Comiclove5 (1258 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Fabian said in a reccent interview that he had plans for her. 
I hope she gets her own ongoing se desrve it more than that Spoiler-Girl.

#20 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting. Have to wait an see how this plays out. I remember seeing a quote awhile ago about how Cassandra Cain was going to play a Major role in 2010, maybe her own ongoing is what they were referring to :)  Cass being White Canary doesn't really make alot of sense but you never know how things are going to unfold. I will say that there is a connection...kind of. As pointed out up above there is a panel in the latest Red Robin issue that shows a computer screen displaying "Cassandra - Hong Kong?" Now as some fans already know, Hong Kong is where Black Canary (and Lady Shiva) went during the last Birds of Prey run to pay her final respects to her dying Sensei, a Sensei who use to call her Siu Jek Jai. The same name White Canary used in issue #1 of the relaunch. However I actually think Cass wont be returning anytime soon, certainly not before Bruce Wayne, and certainly not as a villain.

#21 Posted by spystreak (2049 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd definately pick up a cassandra cain ongoing or two
#22 Posted by Preacherl2k (437 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Cass way better than the current Batgirl- but if they plan on turning her evil like Red Hood, then no I'm just not interested in an ongoing comic with Cass. DC overloaded on the Bat-family and now they are forced to turn characters to evil just to keep them in the loop.
 
That is just bad writing, when you make a character it is the job of the writer to make interesting stories without having to go WAAAY overboard or basically changing the character fundamentally just to keep people interested. Just my opinion.

#23 Edited by The Man Without Fear (57 posts) - - Show Bio

Cass may get a 6 issue series like Jason Todd, but I doubt a solo ongoing when the likes of Black Canary or Huntress isn't.

#24 Posted by Xion (247 posts) - - Show Bio

i miss her so much! She was an awesome Batgirl! I hope she does get her ongoing series!

#25 Posted by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio
@Scottyb: Hey Scotty, thanks for the input, now read the article :P
#26 Edited by FoxxFireArt (3404 posts) - - Show Bio

You know those times where you really, really want to know about something? You finally hear about it and then regret your curiosity because the answer isn't too appealing? I'm kind of feeling that now.
 
Providing this is true, and it is an IF. Even the character name doesn't make a whole lot of sense. When there is already a Black Canary, why is there a need for a White Canary?? It makes her a cheap copy. She deserves better. She deserves her own original secret identity name. It's as if they weren't even trying.
 
It doesn't make any sense why she would spend so much time fighting for the good guys as Batgirl for Bruce's dream, abandon the cowl she had, and suddenly start fighting again but for the bad guy's side. Isn't that mocking Bruce's dream to do the opposite of what he would want?  Why kill someone?
 
Perhaps this is all just a feint and a way to get readers talking about the book. Though, it's one that is kind of rubbing me in several directions and all of them in a bad way.
It feels sort of similar to being given ice cream and you are lactose intolerant. It's nice to get a gift, but eating it makes you feel uncomfortable. Here is hoping this is just a rumor and a feint of the writers.

#27 Posted by sora_thekey (8185 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never read any story with Cassandra Cain, so my opinion is relatively pointless, but the fact that here at Comic Vine there are a lot of Cain fans/followers I think it would be an interesting read if the rumors are true.

#28 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15040 posts) - - Show Bio

I am smiling so hard my face hurts but I don't care

#29 Edited by longbowhunter (7735 posts) - - Show Bio

I didnt read Batgirl #1 so I had no idea what happened to Cassie Cain. She is to good a character to let just fall through the cracks. I'll be happy to see her resurface. I'd rather see her as a supporting character in Red Robin or Birds Of Prey. I just cant afford another title.
#30 Edited by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs: If that character is Cass, we must have other story going. They will need to seriously explain how Cass suddenly goes from BG to evil bad ass THAT quickly!! The only thing I can think of is that in the next BOP we will have it that either she is not evil, is Cassie and has been brainwashed... IS evil is Cassie and has been brainwashed possibly by Talia... or god knows what else! could it be linking in with Deathstroke and his new evil doers?  
 
soooo many possibilities! 
 
Personally I really hope it is NOT Cassie, the White Canary is such a brilliant character, I want simply a new bad guy for the BOP 
#31 Posted by ComicMan24 (147055 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that White Canary is Cassandra Cain, I believe it's Shiva or someone else. As for the ongoing it depends on how she is gonna be written.
#32 Posted by Mask of Tengu (208 posts) - - Show Bio

I am ready for her to be Batgirl again.... :-)
#33 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd buy it

#34 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thinked that Cassie was cool. So be it !!!
#35 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3800 posts) - - Show Bio


I'm excited to see who this White Canary is 
but I dont' think it's Cassandra 
I hope she comes back soon 
I'd love to see her have to team up with Stephanie again 
they're both very cool characters and two VERY different Batgirls   
#36 Posted by thatlad (586 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never really read many books with her in but from what I've read up on her I really like the sound of her character. I'd prefer to see her with the Bat title more than Stephanie Brown, Stephanie just comes off like a saved by the bell version of a bat character. 
   
I would more than likely buy a book with her as the title character, I think giving her to Christopher Yost would be interesting as I've enjoyed his Red Robin run, he's definitely got a handle on the Bat family and his work on x-23 shows he's good with female characters.

#37 Posted by roxamilli (174 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as they bring Cassandra back without that whole "evil" thing again, I'd be cool with a solo series for her.
#38 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanna see her meet Jason Todd
#39 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
@daredevil21134 said:
" I wanna see her meet Jason Todd "
Nice. I'd like to see that meeting as well.
#40 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio

I was thinking that Cassandra was White Canary. After all, her eyes are green, just like Cassandra's.

#41 Edited by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

Well if it is her she really needs to meet Jason Todd lol but i don't think it is her
#42 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3800 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah,I don't think it's her either 
it'd be cool if it was, but I think she'll show up and put the mystery rest......hopefully by kicking White Canary's ass
#43 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah
#44 Posted by WHiTEWiNG (47 posts) - - Show Bio
@daredevil21134 said:
"Well if it is her she really needs to meet Jason Todd lol but i don't think it is her "

Yeah, they need to meet each other. xD
#45 Edited by blackair9 (96 posts) - - Show Bio

The same way they have finally evolved Tim Drake into a great character as Red Robin , I would LOVE to her see the same treatment with Cassandra becoming  Nightwing ..yep I said it NightWing .

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

Maybe she'll finally met Jason Todd.

#47 Posted by TimDrakeRedRobin (346 posts) - - Show Bio

i read on i think wikipedia that the batgirl series started but was disbanded due to not enough fanbase but hey, it could be faulty info
#48 Posted by Eyz (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope so!
She had so much potentiel...
 
And why didn't anyone yet think about making a "Batgirls" ongoing series? You know, Cassie & Steph kickin' ass together as both Batgirl! (they were friends and usually teamed up before! why can't it happen anymore?!)

#49 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1529 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, we know White Canary isn't Cassandra afterall, but I do hope that Cassandra returns once Bruce gets back to Gotham and that she retakes the mantle of Batgirl from Stephanie Brown (she's a way better Batgirl than Blondie).  If not, I hope she at least gets her own cool new mantle and costume like Dick Grayson did when he became Nightwing.
#50 Posted by junkmasterzero (249 posts) - - Show Bio
@blackair9: That would be interesting.

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