By Leonard Kirk

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Happy Easter!

Today we celebrate the Resurrection, the victory of our Savior over death and darkness. We forever remember Easter Sunday to mark the start of the restoring work God does through Jesus on this earth. As in Genesis, the story is in a garden once more, but here no husband will blame the woman for the fall of humanity. Rather, the Jesus who spent his ministry giving dignity, healing, and freedom to women will arise and appear first to his women disciples, those who remained with him at the crucifixion, showing them the power of sin and of their subjection is broken! To them he gives the word to go and tell the male disciples (who will earn his rebuke for failing to believe the women). For in the power of the resurrection, the potential of all human beings and human relationships are restored to what they should be, now finally equal in the friendship of believers and as co-workers for the Kingdom of God. None of us called to bow to the leadership of men, but all called out of the curse of sin to follow the authority of Christ alone. That call to fearlessly go and tell and to make disciples of all nations will be shortly followed by the coming of the power of the Holy Spirit. And no other form of empowerment or liberation can compare to the dignity and purpose we find in following Jesus.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”  (Matthew 28: 5-10, NIV.)

By David Stoupakis

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By Steve Rude

To celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms everywhere in the DC area, here’s Wonder Woman enjoying the season as well. One of my favorite images of Diana.

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Who needs the Batcomputer? You’re a walking library!”

In the fantastic issue #30 of Batman ‘66, the story starts with Bruce in the hospital, barely conscious. Barbara walks in, figures out what’s wrong, heads to the library, and correctly deduces who the culprit is. She quickly transforms into Batgirl, finds “Cleopatra” and defeats her, after taking down the woman’s goons and the same type of venomous snake that poisoned Bruce.

Robin arrives after doing what Batman would do in a similar situation- consulting the Batcomputer. Instead of annoyance at being outmatched, Robin is simply thankful and can say at the end that Batgirl’s skills were superior to his Batman-taught method…for saving Batman! In keeping with the show and Bronze age comics, the issue sets up an enjoyable dynamic for this version of the Bat-family where Batgirl is clearly Robin’s better and cannot be confused as a sidekick. 

Writer Jeff Parker also does an outstanding job making the focus of Barbara’s character her intelligence- both knowledge of facts and quick thinking in action- rather than having her succeed by unrealistic combat skills or mere luck. Batman ‘66 is delightful fun as always, and this issue left me cheering for the best portrayal of Babs published in quite some time. 

(Panels are pages 7, 9, 21, and 22.)

By Ryan Sook

Excellent piece by Mikel Janin.

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By Adi Granov

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The iconic superheroines by Darwyn Cooke. 

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Batman & Batgirl by Ardian Syaf

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A perfect sketch of Babs and Kara by Phil Noto.

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