it’s a night of listening to 90s boybands and drawing 90s cartoon babes
I outlived all the men who raised me. I stayed young while they faded and died from bullets and disease, or old age. You forget so much. You forget them. Friends. Family. You put aside what can’t be changed. Like death.
— Black Widow; The Name of the Rose
— Gabriele Dell’Otto
Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant (Booklet)
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“Or when I saw Batman in person for the first time, and I realized that it could be anyone under that mask. Even me.”
The greatest thing about this line (part of Kate listing some character defining moments to answer the question posed in the text of the above image) is that the first half of it is one that’s recognizable to any Batman fan. “It could be anyone under that mask” is usually a statement of fear, or of admitting to the unknown, or is uttered by people covering the fact that they’re afraid that there is no someone under the mask, but a something.
Batwoman #0 says that same realization, in the mind of Kate Kane, was an inspiration that showed her who she could be: the Bat. Not a Batgirl, not a Robin, not a protege. She realizes that she could be him. This reframing of these tropes of Batman stories (not to mention the overall events of origin issue #0) plainly states: we refuse to consider Batwoman a lesser knock-off of Batman. She is his equal.
There are wolves, they would say. And there are stories about wolves and girls. Girls in red. All alone in the woods. About to get eaten up. Wolves and girls. Both have sharp teeth.
"a Witch is born out of the true hungers of her time (…) I am a child of the poisonous wind that copulated with the River on an oil-slick, garbage infested midnight. I turn about on my own parentage. I inoculate against those very biles that brought me to light. I am a serum born of venoms. I am the antibody of all Time.”
― Long After Midnight, Ray Bradburry