Last month I brought you the very first look at the newest superhero in DC Comics. The character, created by Jeff Lemire, is a young Cree woman and was based on a real-life activist. Today the character was formerly introduced and her name is Equinox.
Equinox is, according to the CBC, ”a 16-year-old Cree teen from Moose Factory named Miiyahbin, whose power stems from the Earth and changes with the seasons.”
Here she is on the cover the update cover of Justice League United #0
You can read more about Equinox and see a sneak peek of the comic here.
I don’t control what happens with Waller or where she goes or how she looks; she is owned by DC Entertainment and Warners. I knew that going in. She is their property. That said, I think the changes made in her appearance are misguided. There were and are reasons why she looked the way she did. I wanted her to seem formidable and visually unlike anyone else out there. Making her young and svelte and sexy loses that. She becomes more like everyone else. She lost part of what made her unique.
holy shit, diana.
i was just playing around with brush settings nothing big but then i thought DONNA WITH A STARRY CAPE THO i apologize for the messiness
for the freshmen invasion
Late last year Jeff Lemire said that he had created a new hero for his new Justice League book - a teenage Cree girl from James Bay based in part on a real-life person, the late activist Shannen Koostachin.
When the first cover for Justice League United #1, by Gene Ha, was revealed, however, the character was nowhere to be seen. And several folks were disappointed to see a cast that was, well, very not diverse.
The variant cover by Gene Ha didn’t look any more diverse, either.
But that second cover is actually going to look different and diverse when it hits the stands.
A post has been traveling around Tumblr where Big Barda is mistaken for Wonder Woman. I thought I’d take the opportunity to help correct that mistake, and introduce the baddest bitch from Apokolips.
Taken from her mother at a young age, Barda was trained by Granny Goodness to serve the evil lord Darkseid. She becomes leader of the Female Fury Battalion, a ferocious pack of women warriors. During a raid, she meets Scott Free, and discovers the problematic nature of her upbringing. Turning her back on the abusive Darkseid and Granny, she joins a rebel cell and risks her life to enable Scott’s escape to Earth. After some time the two are reunited, decide to get hitched, and become a kick-ass crime fighting couple. After a few years of working, they retire to New Hampshire and attempt to live a normal life. When this plan fails terribly, they move to Greenwich Village, NY where Barda forms a defense-training program for women called the New Female Furies. The two still occasionally help out with JL missions.
Barda is a proud homekeeper and wife. One of the deadliest hand-to-hand combatants alive, she has fought Wonder Woman to a draw. Energy bolts from her megarod are strong enough to concuss Superman, and her heart is such that she never turns down a friend in need. 7 feet tall, fast as a whip, and she loves Pokemon Cards. Does it really get better than that?
My love for Big Barda/Scott Free knows no bounds.
BARDA!!!!!! I love her so muchBarda!
If I tried to tell you how much I like Big Barda, you would accuse you of hyperbole.
Helena Bertinelli in Huntress Year One #1
pencil by Cliff Richards
ink by Art Thibert
I really like this naive, optimistic run of Supergirl.
Yeah. This was some good writing and lovely art.
Quick draw of DC’s Vixen. Gave her a bit of a re-design, nothing fancy.