Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Top Five Batman Girlfriends!

The man DOES get around!

Honorable mention goes to Julie Page. She really didn't DO much, so she is not higher. Also, Sasha does not count as a girlfriend, consarnit!

JUST missing the list is super plot-device, Shondra Kinsolving. She showed up right before Knightfall, then was basically a DOUBLE deus ex machina. First, she was a reason for Bruce to leave Gotham, so as to facilitate Jean Paul Valley's descent into madness (Bruce had to rescue her) AND she was the reason he healed (she had powers - out of nowhere).

Also, Talia is not a girlfriend!

5. Vesper Fairchild

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Vesper is not much better than Shondra, but while she was also fairly annoying, she was not there for a plot device.

Until Greg Rucka brought her back to the book to be used as a plot device, but that's neither here nor there.

When she was in the book, she was a pretty interesting foil to Bruce.

4. Vicki Vale

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Poor Vicki.

I do not think that she ever really got enough to do in the books. I think Alan Grant was wise to write her out of the title when he did. Still, she's a fine character, just not used to her fullest as Bruce's girlfriend.

3. Silver St. Cloud

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I really liked her as Bruce's girlfriend, but I thought her whole dilemma over Bruce as Batman was a bit much.

I liked her in Dark Detective, though.

2. Catwoman

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I think Bruce and Selina have a pretty good relationship, although, at times, it seems almost like a case of "They are both big names, so that is why they are together."

1. Julie Madison

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I think Julie Madison just flat-out rocks. Is there anything actually WRONG with her?

You folks let me know!!
(Pics for #1-3 and #5 courtesy of this cool Batman site).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Julie Madison even turned up in the Bat-books since "The Secret Origin of the Batman of Earth 2" years ago?

Not counting the Elseworlds version seen in "Batman: Master of the Future"?

1/29/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

She's in Matt Wagner's super-cool Batman and the Monster Men right now!!

1/30/2006 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it any better than "Trinity" was?

1/30/2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Yeah, I'd say that it is better than Trinity.

1/30/2006 9:07 PM  

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