Like all dysfunctional families, there will be a few black sheep.
The Batfamily is no different. XD;
Anyways, I really wanted to draw Batman with all his sidekicks and son. >>;
On the right-hand side we got Batman, Nightwing and Robin.
On the lelf-hand side, we got Cass, Jason and Damian, who I affectionately call the Batmisfits for not exactly fitting in with the Batclan, but are in some shape or form, related to or part of it.
From top to bottom:
Pretty asian girl is Cassandra Cain
, aka the last batgirl
, Age: 19-20.
She was Batman's most loyal female sidekick, until she went off on her own to search for her long lost mother. She found her, fought her, and decided to give up the Batgirl mantle and wander the world as a girl named "Cain."
Afterwards, she was drugged by Slade and made into a cheesy Bond Villainess who tried to turn Robin to the dark side. *facepalm* Robin was able to give her an antidote and bring her back to her senses. But she was pissed and vowed to kill Slade. When she couldn't, she disappeared. current status: Unknown.
Second is Jason Todd
, aka Robin II and now the Red Hood
. Age: 20-21
A brat who was found stealing the tires off the batmobile, was taken in by Batman who was impressed by his spunk and later trained to be Robin. Eventually, he too went off to search for his long-lost mother, tried to save her, ended up beaten and blown up by the Joker. Dead for almost 20 years of comic book history until last year(?). Due to retarded writing, he was brought back from the dead and became a nutjob killing all bad people in various violent ways.
Current status: is on a long world-traveling journey through the 52 alternative universes in search of Ray Palmer (aka the Atom) who is believed to be the key to saving the multiverse (basically, all of existance). He's accompaning Donna Troy (aka Wonder Girl I), Kyle Rayner (youngest Green Lantern, aka Ion) and Bob (dude that dragged them all together solely because they're actually not supposed to be alive, but are and so are entitled to save all the worlds in existance).
The child is Damian Wayne
son of Talia al Ghul and Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. Age: 8-14 yrs old? First appearance he's 8-10 yrs. Latest he looks 11-12. And on a future cover of Robin, he looks 14-16! He's probably 8-10 but his mom or the league are aging him for some reason.
The kid's a brat who was genetically modified to be perfect and trained since birth by the League of Assasins. He really wants to be Robin and help his dad, Batman. Problem is he's not afraid of killing people, including the current Robin.
I'm kinda happy with how he turned out. He's just a lost little boy who wants to make his daddy happy, even if his daddy doesn't like him.
Current status: on the run with his mother, from crazy members of the League who are trying to use his body to ressurect his dead grandpa, Ras al Ghul.
Now on to the actual Batcrew, Top to bottom:
, aka Batman
. If you don't know who he is by now...you've been living under a rock. XD; The guys been around for decades, fighting crime in Gotham City.
I'm actually happy I got him right on the first try. :3 he came out just as I wanted him to. The guy's somewhere in his mid-30's to late 30's
Current Status: er...still fighting crime in Gotham City, working on the Outsiders, JLA and chasing after uh...the League of Assasins? (I think?)
Next is Dick Grayson
, aka Nightwing
and the first Robin.
Age: mid 20's. I'll guesstimate 26 yrs old.
I hope ya'll know his story by now. He's the only Robin that's been animated or shown in the movies. Yup, he's the Robin in Teen titans too. I'm happy with how he turned out. I wanted to draw a beautifully handsome Nightwing. XD; But slightly older than Jason. (doesn't get why the artists are drawing Jason and Dick as the same age...there's gotta be at least a 5 yr age difference...)
Current status: uh...not sure. I lost track. I think he's fighting crime in New York City now.
Finally, Tim Drake
, aka Robin III.
After discovering Nightwing and Batman's true identities, he tried to persuade Batman to LIGHTEN UP (since Jason had died, batman had become darker/more violent) In the end, he took up the mantle of Robin and trained his ass off to be better than all previous Robins. I'd say Batman has lightened up...problem is...Tim's gotten darker.
Well, Batman adopted Tim and now they're more like son and father. It's sweet but...creepy sometimes. XD;
If Dick was the Original, cheerful, acrobatic Robin and Jason was the hardcore, moody, tough Robin, then Tim is the intelligent, no-nonsense, nerdy Robin. XD So I tried to draw him not as a tough guy, but as a nice smart guy. Not sure I succeeded. But at least I got his current hairstyle right.
Current Status: erm...fighting some of his own rogues? Supporting Batman? uh...leading the Teen Titans and fighting other world's versions of his dead friends? This kid needs to stick in school. No wonder he's gonna snap soon. -_-;
I sketched these out at work.
yay for my second submitted American comics fanart.
These characters, unfortunately, belong to DC comics and Warner Brothers, and editor Didio can crap on them as long as he's in charge. =_= *sighs*