Okay, people get mad at me, but to me, these are the same character on different points of their timeline.
I talk about this a lot. The big iconic heroes, they have stories told at all points of their timeline; Jungle Tales of Tarzan and adult Tarzan, Young Conan and King Conan, Young Sherlock and mature Sherlock, etc.
I always think of Barbara as a character who starts as James Gordon’s daughter, becomes Batgirl, and eventually becomes Oracle. To me, it’s the same novel, different chapters.
And both are fun to write, it’s fun to write Barbara as young and inexperienced, and wonderful to write her as controlling the world from a chair in a tower.
I don’t really look at them as different.
Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask and cape. - Batman: Streets of Gotham Vol 1 #8
I’ve read the first issue of Gotham Academy.
You’re going to love it.
It is fun, smart, and so different than anything else DC Comics is currently doing it is like glass of lemonade on the hottest of August days.
Kelly and I interviewed Becky Cloonan about the book and a bunch of other things…
A Whole Flock of Robins by Dann Phillips (iconuk01)
Young Justice Robin
We got to see his face a couple times in season one the series…
I always enjoyed getting to draw Dick Grayson out of costume. The first story I drew for the comic had Dick in civilian clothes, but he was wearing sunglasses the whole time to conceal his identity from the rest of the team.
The two panels here taken from the comic are both from flashbacks to a birthday party for Dick as seen in the “Invasion” storyline of the comic (issues #20-25).
“‘Cause I know what [Batman’s] really like. And you guys are both totally clueless. First of all, Batman’s real old, like, about 50. And second, Robin’s a girl.” -Carrie Kelley
had to take a break from work to doodle the cutest Batgirl ever
Dick Grayson Aka NightWing By Greg Capullo