I could not be more proud of this alternate cover for Captain America #25, part of a line-wide STOMP Out Bullying series of variants at marvel.
I got to draw that fantastic Jerome Opena-designed armor, as well as revisit a formative moment from my own secret origin, since back in Middle school, I was totally that kid getting mashed into the lockers. (Fuck you Sheldon. You too Gideon.)
Read more on the STOMP Out Bullying alternate covers (and see a few more of ‘em) here.
Anonymous said: Which do you prefer: Oracle or Batgirl?
Okay, people get mad at me, but to me, these are the same character on different points of their timeline.
I talk about this a lot. The big iconic heroes, they have stories told at all points of their timeline; Jungle Tales of Tarzan and adult Tarzan, Young Conan and King Conan, Young Sherlock and mature Sherlock, etc.
I always think of Barbara as a character who starts as James Gordon’s daughter, becomes Batgirl, and eventually becomes Oracle. To me, it’s the same novel, different chapters.
And both are fun to write, it’s fun to write Barbara as young and inexperienced, and wonderful to write her as controlling the world from a chair in a tower.
I don’t really look at them as different.
Vintage Archie Comics wiener advertisement.
Oh, so very wrong. Yet, hilarious!