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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Why Captain America is a better mentor than GA Batman...

I may be a DC girl at heart, but there is one thing I have to say...

In the Golden Age, Captain America was a better mentor than Batman.

If this were Batman, he'd have made Robin wear the corset. But Steve? If anyone is going to dress up like a woman, it's going to be him.

It's his patriotic duty!

Man, that's one ugly woman.

(picture from Captain America Comics #2, and ganked from here.)

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  • At October 08, 2006 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And of course, Bucky has to die on him

    Moral: being an ass to your sidekicks is good for them

  • At October 08, 2006 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Does...does he have a high-heeled version of his buccaneer boots on there in panel 2?

  • At October 08, 2006 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Bucky didn't die, he was brainwashed into being an assasain for the soviet union during the cold war.

    and that can happen to anyone, so there is no reason to put blame on cap.

  • At October 08, 2006 5:16 PM, Blogger Seth T. Hahne said…

    I dig the pipe. Cool stuff there.

  • At October 08, 2006 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    anon -

    Of course, Batman has had two Robins die on him now, so perhaps how you treat them really doesn't matter.

    And pardon my ignorance, but I never realized that Bucky was ever so... small. I haven't seen much of the GA Cap, and I always thought that Bucky was a teenager, not a 10 year old. Now I'm kind of creeped out that someone would let Steve Rogers have a kid on a battlefield.

  • At October 08, 2006 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bucky was 16 according to Brubaker's Captain America run.

  • At October 08, 2006 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes, surely the Nazis will NEVER suspect a 6' 2", 240 lb. woman with a teenager in a Little Lord Fauntleroy costume (complete with giant lolly) in tow. "Greatest Generation," my ass! It's a wonder we're not all driving German cars and watching Japanese television sets now.

  • At October 09, 2006 9:24 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    anon: I don't really think that making Dick dress like Marie Antoinette that one time really made a difference.

    Besides. Batman and Robin were in Gotham. Steve and Bucky were on the battlefront. So I think there's a difference in terms of risk factor there. :-)

    catrina: Never doubt the captain's dress sense. :-)

    elad: I may love you for that comment. Beware though, for I am fickle and quick to be distracted.

    the dane: Pipes are cool. :-P

    jer: Well, in modern day stuff, Bucky's about 16-17 in the flashbacks and has been since the 60s when Steve woke up.

    But I think he was intended to be younger back in the real forties. He was the "mascot" of the group and all. Whereas 16-17 year olds would be common soldiers. Very likely he was intended to be younger (but I think he was there before Steve himself joined).

    I admit, I think aging him was a Very Good Idea.

    david: Yep!

    hale: Shh. Stop contaminating my comics with your filthy logic.

    Now I'm gonna take my panasonic television home via my rented volkswagon if you don't mind...

  • At October 09, 2006 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I take full responsibility for introducing that Cap sequence to the web! I did a post on it a week or so ago on my if you need to know WHY Cap chose to wear a corset over his chain mail, copy-paste the perma-link below:

  • At October 09, 2006 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Shh. Stop contaminating my comics with your filthy logic."

    --Mark Millar, 2005

  • At October 09, 2006 1:33 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Gosh, don't you just LOVE Bucky's suit? So stylish!

  • At October 09, 2006 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "If this were Batman, he'd have made Robin wear the corset. But Steve? If anyone is going to dress up like a woman, it's going to be him."

    Don't even get me started.

  • At October 09, 2006 2:34 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Mark: Thank you.

    Hale: Hee. :-)

    Sally: I think so!

    Tenzil: Thank you, that wasn't a prompt.

  • At October 05, 2010 2:28 PM, Anonymous Tadalafil said…

    By the simple reason he is an iconic american character, and Batman is not more than a common character who has a weird personality.


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