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Batgirl #41 Extreme - Patreon Ad by brentcherry


UPDATE - March 24, 2015: Darkened vest, part of Batgirl's costume, and The Joker's gloves.

My response to DC Comics caving into the pressure by the oversensitive who created the hashtag #CHANGETHECOVER in order to pull the variant cover of the upcoming Batgirl #41. I decided to mimic Rafael Albuquerque's style to compare his with mine here: i.imgur.com/uHGpq0v.jpg

After hearing the sad news that the excellent and gripping variant of the cover was not going to be published, my reaction was "They think that was disturbing?", followed by what a great man once said, "wait'll they get a load of ME!:D (Big Grin)

Not only does this make people rethink their stance on the original, I think this is a honestly and truly represents one of the most famous and iconic supervillains in the 75 years.

Seriously, though. Did ANYONE who complained about the variant EVEN READ The Killing Joke? You know, one of the most famous and important comics that became canon in the Batman mythos? While we're at it, are they NOT familiar with THE JOKER?

I mean, WOW! It just blows my mind when I hear people complain about something like this.

Read the article and see the original variant here: www.comicbookresources.com/art…
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:icongchris5523:
I simply couldn't look at this and NOT give it a critique, it's just amazing. Here we go!

Vision: You know what? This picture shows the absolute brilliance of the Joker's character. If this was Dick Grayson or even Jason, and he was without a top, no one would complain. However, the Joker does not have moral standards; HE'S A MURDERER. The "M' in Joker stands for Mercy. No M? That is because he HAS no mercy; Joker does not see Batgirl as a person, he see's her as a piece of meat that pretty much doesn't deserve to live, a true psychopath. Vision gets a perfect score due to showing the true brutal nature of the Joker. A perfect representation of the Joker.

Originality: I like how he has cut her bat symbol out on her chest, even though he's removed her costume. I also really like how you don't get to see his eyes in this picture too. Originality is higher than it should be, because of how stunning it is visually.

Technique: If what you were trying to convey was just how demonic and insane the Joker can truly be, then you, sir, have nailed it. Notice how she is completely helpless at the moment, yet he has both a knife AND a gun? That's overkill; and that's the way it SHOULD be when you're writing or drawing the Joker. He likes to make a scene, and have an audience.

Impact: Is there anything that needs to be said on this? I mean, the fact that some people are complaining about it, probably means they have not read that many comics that show the Joker's true nature. That's not an insult; I mean, the Joker has sliced his own face off before! What makes you think he wouldn't go this far? I think this is brilliant, and I applaud you sir!

OVERALL - 4.5/5 = 9/10

This piece of art is amazing; I truly think it is. Coming from someone who's read a great deal of comics, it's one of the best.
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Critique by LookBacktoFour Mar 23, 2015, 5:11:13 AM
Where to begin with this wicked piece of work? Well, let's me just say I'm pretty impressed because you've managed to portray the Joker the way he should be: an insane, psychotic MONSTER. And, to put it franky, I find this overall piece a step up from the original one that all these Keyboard Warriors are getting their panties in a bunch about. Compared to this one, the original image has got to be the tamest depiction of the Joker ever! I mean, Batgirl has a VERY good reason to be frozen in shock here, and, of course, all the Joker does is smile his giant, toothy smile. The only thing I hate is the fact that you're probably going to get flack once these thin-skinned Keyboard Warriors find this... But don't you dare let them get to you! Keep this image up forever, and be sure to spread the word!
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isaacandr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
*Joker kills Jason Todd*

Batman: I can get another Robin

*Joker shoots Barbara Gordon*

Batman: After all, She's more useful as Oracle.

*Joker tells a bad joke*

Batman: This son of a bitch deserves to die
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
:rofl:
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:iconisaacandr:
isaacandr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
And let's not forget the dark knight. Batman wasn't willing to let a homicidal anarchist die; But he had no problem in killing the guy who took his girlfriend.
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Depends on which version of Batman you're talking about.
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isaacandr Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
nolan version
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Ah yes, I remember that. I think it was more about protecting Gordon's kid from Harvey, and killing him was just an unfortunate outcome.
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isaacandr Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2017
Maybe. I think that the death of Harvey Dent was a painful choice for Batman. If two faces had survived he would have had to pay for his crimes, and consequently, he wouldn't have been able to carry out his law against the mafia. But by killing him, Batman would be breaking his only moral code. Is like when he had to decide between saving the life of Rachel or Harvey.
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I think so too.
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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SajjadHF Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
BATSY BATSY!!!!
I just felt like it so I said it.
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconjuliusxkarina:
JuliusxKarina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
nice art
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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Shadowroi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TRIGGERED TRIGGERED!11!!!1!

hahaha now seriously: What a piece of art! Wonderful!
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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Caesar9999 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
I think someone'll accuse you of mysogyny or violence against(specifically)women for this.

But man this is TERRIFYING!
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Of course they will. Only makes the message that more powerful! :D
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Caesar9999 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Also Dark Knight?
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing movie!
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Caesar9999 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Put a smile on that face!

Man those scars'll never fade without magic, superpowers or super science.

Gotta wonder if something like this would send her mind back to before her current costume(man she looks so much younger)
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Who knows! ;)
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Caesar9999 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Only the author!
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Good point! :D
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AltruisticArtistry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think most of the concern (and part of the reason it got pulled off the table) was because that would be the first piece of art displayed for the issue. As far as covers go, it was apparent it would dissuade more average comic buyers for whatever reason, become controversial, and when more out-of-the loop readers see it on shelves, it would be a "oh god, it's that issue" reaction since negative social media is all they may know about it.
As far as this piece goes? It's pretty impressive. Not to sound too macabre but some of the flesh physics on the chest feel off - the face reacts a little more realistically but the cuts on the chest stay static even though these are pretty deep cuts.
Cheers though. Again, impressive, and very eye-catching. And to summarize : if that sort of image were inside the comic issue rather than the front, I do feel that there would be far less controversy, if any.
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
That's definitely one way of looking at it. According to the sources, it was because Batgirl was being victimized that caused the outcry. But isn't that kind of what makes it more engaging? The idea that the protagonist has something they need to overcome?

And thank you! That's a good suggestion about having the flesh peel a bit, though I was concerned that it would be too distracting and lose it's satirical impact.

True, if the image were on the inside, I doubt there would be so much controversy. But that would defeat the purpose of having it as a cover, don't you think?
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MobianMonster Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I say good on you for pushing something controversial even further. After all, it's not out of character for the Joker to do.
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Exactly! And thank you! :D
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:iconnecromancerking85:
NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
pull the trigger and start the fun Joker
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
We don't want her to die. Just suffer a little. ;)
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:iconnecromancerking85:
NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
sounds like fun Joker Thinking What first to cut off the nose or ear?
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe a little bit of the ear. At a time. :)
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:iconbagcartel:
BagCartel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student Writer
Very noice.
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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AlienTormentor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! :omg:
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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AlienTormentor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brent, I'm not good a critiquing others work but this recreation of Rafael's cover is in short words "EXCELLENT".  I'm with you as when I also heard the news about DC pulling the cover, however supposedly Rafael was the one who asked to be pulled.  I think we have become way to sensitive about many things, I can understand when people gets angry about things that are done in purpose but this was Rafael's homage to the Killing Joke and the true nature of the Joker.  Your piece really represents that in every way that is imaginable, you actually show mutilation of Barbara where Rafael's is just Joker's finger with either blood or running red makeup.  Oh and also you have him actually with the gun to her head as opposed Rafael's resting as if the Joker is just toying with her with no intentions of killing her.  Anyway great pic!
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! Yes, I know it was Rafael that asked to have it pulled. This is targeted towards those who complained about the original. :)
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!  Hey you really hit it out of the ball park with this one that is for sure!  Yours truly shows that I think the Joker would probably would do if real, as he is sadistic and a psycho!  Anyway keep up the great work! 
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you again!
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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akaArseny Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hah so cool.
I know someone who can kill you for that draw this Barbara =^^'=
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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bat123spider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Amazing! 
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:iconbrentcherry:
brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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bat123spider Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
No prob i love your work. If you want, would you like to check out so of my work in my gallery? You may find them interesting.  
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I did. Looks good!
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bat123spider Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Thanks hope you liked one of them.
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MarsMellon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Interface Designer
How's the old cover bad? It doesn't even look like it's her blood. The hole thing is just laughable. If this was the cover however - at least it should be inside the covers like the bad stuff in The Killing Joke. So I understand where you're coming from. ^^
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