Monday, July 5, 2010

Batman and Raven



Raven was a very interesting character when she first appeared, because her personality, powers and appearance were so different from her female teammates and other super-heroines. Plus she had the great back story with her powerful demonic father, and the dark side she was always trying to suppress. I haven't followed her as closely since she somehow got the new, younger body. I think the powers that be decided to de-age her a bit so she wasn't so far removed from the animated TV version. Hopefully DC will get their Titans franchise back in order so characters like Raven, Cyborg and Starfire will get a chance to hit the heights that they had formerly achieved.

The Batman image here is from a cover by Kevin Nowlan, who always has a unique take. Here is a Nowlan sketch of The Thing:

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1 comment:

Erik said...

The original Nolan illustration may be my favorite Batman cover ever (even though I hated the stupid Mime).

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