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#1 Posted by JanArrah (5 posts) - - Show Bio

If you've never read Wonder Woman before this current version, reading earlier versions, I think you'll be disappointed. She actually stared and was the complete focus of every story before Azzarello's run, not her Gods. She actually fought villains before too, not just her Gods and War (aka Ares aka Mars) was her enemy, not her father figure. Oh and she didn't believe in senseless murder. Her first reaction was never to pull a sword on someone and threaten them like it is these days. No magic bracelets that shot weapons, no she used to use that Golden Lasso to do more than tie up Superman (she's had no real boyfriend since pre-Crisis when she dated Steve Trevor). She wasn't constantly fooled or tricked, she actually was rather bright and intelligent. She wasn't a run-of-the-mill Demi-God, one of a billion, she was instead unique and made of clay.

#2 Posted by JanArrah (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd try to make people more honest by connecting everyone similar to Greg Pak's Vision Machine or Serial Experiment Lain. I feel we are often too disconnected from each other and if everyone is connected psionicly, well the world could be a better place.

Oh and I'd also make bastards that prey on others feel all the pain, fear, and torment they force on others.

#3 Posted by JanArrah (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Cassandra Cain is by far the best Batgirl because followed in the tradition of Batgirls. She was unique and not just another woman in a costume. Batgirl has ALWAYS had SOMETHING that set her aside from Batman up until Stephanie Brown that is. Barbara Gordon had her photographic memory, which made her uniquely adapted to be Batman's superior as a detective. Cassandra Cain was raised to be one of the greatest martial artists ever to exist, making her far superior to Batman as a fighter. Cassandra Cain is also the only Batgirl to actually have Batman's permission to be Batgirl (and no, the sudden retcon that Bruce ordered Cass to give up her mantle and Cass just obeyed like a lemming because we all know Cass has no mind or opinion of her own, she just follows Bruce's orders). Cassandra Cain is also special because unlike Barbara Gordon, who retired from the uniform and moved on with her life, Cass was FORCED to hand off her mantle to someone who had very recently gotten herself and others killed by her reckless behavior. Cass is special because she's amazing DESPITE editors and writers trying to destroy her, mostly because they didn't understand her. Instead, a blond with a crappy track record and a 10+ year history of not growing, learning, and a history of being TOLD she's not trained and she's going to get people killed, is suddenly replacing one of the most unique characters DC has?  Sorry, but that doesn't cut it. Cass should have her own series, she's proven it and while all the Stephanie Brown people lament that a character that was given a title and a mantle by editorial mandate leaves b/c one writer can finally write her like Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, well sorry, but now you know how it feels.