Thursday

Batwoman Blue?

After seeing some sample art from the new Batwoman’s introduction in DC’s weekly comic series 52, I think it’s clear that this character is already in imminent danger of going badly awry. The reason is obvious in the panel below: It’s only a matter of time before Batwoman, like many superheroes before her, is believed to wear a costume of red and blue instead of red and black, as was originally intended.

After she makes enough appearances with the highlights in her black leotard colored blue, both fans and pros alike will start to believe it is supposed to be a blue leotard, and then the toys and other tie-in merchandise will cement this misperception by painting her blue.

The very same process befell Spider-Man over 40 years ago.


See my full discussion of this unfortunate phenomenon here:
Black and Blue.


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