Things I noticed about this week’s Li’l Gotham:
- Jason in charge of bread
- Jason throwing toast at Tim
- Dick’s apron says HOTWING
- TALIA AND JASON HAVE THE SAME KNIFE (fitting considering she gave him one in Lost Days)
I wonder if their knives are like those old “best friends” necklaces. Knife buddies! Jaybread! So much goodness.
Talia is so happy about her dinner. I believe a “squee” is in order…
From Li’l Gotham #12… again. There are just so many good Talia images in it. And Ra’ses. And Gordon and Babs and everyone’s just perfect, okay?
Just from this preview, it’s perfect Talia characterization. Her completely unnecessary response is funny, but it would still be in-character even in the “real” DCU. Talia is asked a simple, yes/no question, and responds with a proud mini-speech.
You also have to love that she’s wearing her assassin gear to a Father’s Day lunch.
And Gordon’s face is just precious.
I don’t know for sure, but one thing I’ve noticed about the series is how remarkably good the characterization is. I’ve been pleased so far with the way they’ve portrayed Helena Bertinelli. Not surprised they’re doing well with Talia.
Granted, I haven’t read every single issue of it, but I agree in general. It’s the fun, lighthearted title so you wouldn’t typically expect much of it in terms of narrative, like the old DCAU titles, but they still manage to be spot-on with their characterizations.
And I’ve always loved Dustin’s Talia. For instance, this is actually one of my favorite pieces of professional Talia art ever.
Talia’s been showing up quite a bit recently in that, hasn’t she? It leads me to suspect Dustin Nguyen and/or Derek Fridolfs actually like her — and by that I don’t just mean appreciate the character, but have actively considered her personality and development and want to work with her. Does anyone know? With the way she’s characterized in the series, I wouldn’t mind at all if either one of them worked with her in a more serious, in-universe title too.
Going to tag Dustin’s account even though I doubt he’ll actually see this.
Gonna have to go buy that now. Leviathan demands my cash.
Yes, my darlings.
Name’s “Ra’s and the League”, so presumably that includes Talia. Typical =”=
Eh, I can live with it. I just reserve the right to complain. I know their stories are essentially intertwined, but given how they have both developed independently of each other for decades, I would like to see them get an independent treatment.
At least DC is gracing us with the traditional al Ghul V-neck and crotch shot.
Ra’s is getting his own issue for Villains Month after all!
Now where’s Talia’s? Does she have to share with dad?
ikr? No Ra’s as far as I can see, either
Everyone at DC hates us all. Maybe Alice will do something cool in Batwoman, since she also doesn’t get her own special.
Well, she miiiiiiiiight be dead by then :/
Never stopped an al Ghul before. ;)
…is apparently not going to include Talia?
Oh, come on!
It took 40 years for her to get a single, standard-length issue dedicated just to her life, and now she’s been overlooked for Villains Month?
Not cool, DC.
Talia Al Ghul by Marc Ouellette