Quick Listen - Kyle - Really? Yeah!

Super Duper Kyle making moves

Super Duper Kyle making moves

Kyle has been around for a few years now, but in case you're not familiar with him, he's the rapper who has brought us geek gems like Sex & Super Smash Bros and Fruit Snacks & Cups of Patron. Kyle's latest album Smyle just came out, so today he gets the spotlight. 

Kyle also has a song out with Kehlani (another good up and coming artist) called Just A Picture

Kyle also has a song out with Kehlani (another good up and coming artist) called Just A Picture

Kyle wins today's quick listen for being an artist that consistently makes geek references in his music, but doesn't let that define him. He's still talking sex and women. Watch the video for Really? Yeah! below, and let me know what you think on Twitter

Batman believes that Black Lives Matter

I know I'm late posting this. I've been slacking on my blogging lately, but one of the comic book pages that has stood out to me the most during that time period has been the panel below from Batman #44. In it, Batman investigates the death of a black kid. During Batman's investigation we get a little insight into his outlook on the relationship between the black community and the police. Check it out below, and let me know what you think on Twitter

Flashback to an early Batman case

Flashback to an early Batman case

Other characters it would be nice to see in Batman and Robin Eternal

Batman and Robin Eternal

Batman and Robin Eternal

The Batman universe is full of Robin characters. Starting this October, DC Comics will celebrate the legacy of "Robin" with the new weekly series, Batman and Robin Eternal. This new title will include Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, and Stephanie Brown, as well as newcomers Harper Row (Blackbird) and Duke Thomas. The title also is said to bring back fan favorite character, Cassandra Cain. While an impressive lineup, there are a few other "Robin" characters that it would be nice to see make an appearance, even if only as a cameo. 

Hawkfire

Hawkfire works alongside her cousin, Batwoman, in protecting Gotham from forces of evil

Hawkfire works alongside her cousin, Batwoman, in protecting Gotham from forces of evil

Bette Kane has a long history with DC, but was brought back a few years ago by Greg Rucka as Batwoman's protégé, and cousin. Bette originally debuted in 1961 as Bat-Girl. She was Flamebird in the '80s and then faded into obscurity until appearing in Rucka's Detective Comics run. Though rusty at first, she eventually adopts pyrotechnology, and begins to go by the name of Hawkfire. The only one on this list that actually lives in Gotham, she seems a likely candidate to show up somewhere soon. 

Kanaria

Kanaria works alongside Jiro, the Batman of Japan, as his partner

Kanaria works alongside Jiro, the Batman of Japan, as his partner

When Bruce Wayne went public as Batman's benefactor, he established Batman Inc, a team of vigilantes all over the globe operating much like Batman acts in Gotham City. Jiro, the Batman of Japan, eventually gains a partner in Kanaria. Together, Jiro and Kanaria fight Japanese supervillains, and even have their own Batcave. Can we get a miniseries?

Knight (Squire)

Beryl fought alongside Knight as her alter ego, Squire

Beryl fought alongside Knight as her alter ego, Squire

Beryl Hutchinson is probably the most popular "Robin" character on this list. She was the partner of Knight, with whom she fought British villains, and the duo actually had a miniseries. Knight (as Squire) has teamed up with several members of the Bat-family in the past, and because of that history, would be the most likely candidate to show up in Batman and Robin Eternal.

Now even though I called them "Robin" characters, each one of these women has their own personality, their own identity, and their own way of dealing with things. It'd be great to see them show up anywhere since neither is in an ongoing series at the moment. Batman and Robin Eternal starts in October and will be written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly. I am keeping my fingers crossed for one of these characters to get a little bit of the limelight. Did I miss anyone? Let me know on Twitter.

Does Hellcat deserve her own ongoing series?

Introducing Marvel's Hellcat

Introducing Marvel's Hellcat

Bleeding Cool recently reported on the not-yet-confirmed speculation, that Marvel's Hellcat will soon receive her own series. This brings up the question of if anyone is even asking for a Hellcat series? Well I have, for one in an earlier incarnation of this website.

Hellcat leaps into action

Hellcat leaps into action

Patsy Walker, better known as Hellcat, has been around longer than the majority of other Marvel characters, but no one, lately, has really given her a chance at going solo. Sure, she did have a brief miniseries after Marvel's Civil War, and she appeared in She-Hulk, and will appear in the upcoming Marvel's Jessica Jones series on Netflix, but beyond that she's been mostly absent. 

Hellcat and classic Patsy Walker

Hellcat and classic Patsy Walker

Patsy Walker as a character has been around since 1944. That's longer than Iron Man, The Hulk, or the Fantastic Four. Now sure, she wasn't a superhero yet, but she does have that history. When she was first introduced in 1944's Miss America #2, Patsy (Trish) Walker was a teen-romance comic character, not all that different from what Archie had going on in Archie Comics with Betty and Veronica during the same time period. 

Patsy Walker

Patsy Walker

Patsy made the jump from teen romance to superhero in the early 1970s, where after a few adventures with The Avengers, she took on her own superhero identity as Hellcat. Over time she has several dark adventures, including literally dying, and going to hell and back.

Teen romantic comedy star, Patsy Walker

Teen romantic comedy star, Patsy Walker

What I would like to see from a Hellcat comic is something that successfully blends the tone of her early comics, and her superhero tales. I hate to compare it to something, but I envision something similar to DC Comic's Batwoman stories, written by Greg Rucka. In fact, if they could get Rucka to write it, which is a long shot, that would be awesome . Either way, I'm curious to see how this turns out. Does Hellcat deserve her own series? Hell yeah! 

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Patsy on the cover of Girls' Life

Patsy on the cover of Girls' Life