Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Batman and the Outsiders and The Phoenix



I read with interest yesterday a report that among the upcoming DC Zero issues will possibly be Katana #0.  Katana has recently been a member of the new Birds of Prey series, and will have a supporting role in the new CGI Beware the Batman animated series.  I have liked the character since Mike W. Barr created her and I am glad she is finally getting a higher profile.

Despite her name and history, The Phoenix has surprisingly remained deceased in the Marvel Universe for a while now.  The Phoenix force seems to be central to the current Avengers Vs. X-Men event, so we may just be seeing Jean Grey back before the story line's  end.


8 comments:

SHEWOLF said...

I want this poster!!!!!

Dale Bagwell said...

Very, very nice work on this faux cover Ross. It could easily be a real one. Nice! And a JLA/Challengers of the unknown/Doom Patrol vs. Phoenix would be even cooler!

Ross said...

The Phoenix will definitely meet at least one of those teams...

Cindy said...

My favorite Outsider was not Katana (although I thought she was cool), no, my all time favorite Mike W. Barr creation was Halo, who had, in my opinion, the most unique powers & most original and complicated origin in the DC Universe. (It would be great to see her matched up here.) Not too happy with how her character evolved though, with the move to deluxe format, and I never forgave Mike Barr for her boring new costume. uhgh!

Ross said...

I totally agree. Halo has a cool look, name, powers and background. She is woefully underutilized in a DCU that has too few female characters not based on a preexisting male character.

Anonymous said...

Heh...I always thought Halo should have been created for an independant publisher like Fantagraphics, Malibu or Top Shelf. Mike Barr created her for the wrong company.

Dale Bagwell said...

Which team?

Ross said...

Wait and see...

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