Heir to the Bat: Cassandra Cain & Kate Kane


We're back to wrap up our Batgirls Character Corner with two special characters: Cassandra Cain and Kate Kane. Now, Kate really isn't a Batgirl as she never took up the mantle and her origin as Batwoman is pretty much autonomous from Batman but we're including her in this series anyway. Cassandra is also an interesting case. She's definitely a Batgirl, as she's the first to hold that mantle and get her own solo series, but in many ways she's closer to a Robin and a good case could be made for her being a direct heir to the Bat. 

We had a lot of fun discussing these characters and you're not going to want to miss this. This also might be the last Character Corner of 2017 but we'll be back in 2018 with more comic book character goodness.

Cassandra Cain

  • Batman No Man's Land 
    • Batman #567 - Mark of Cain - First Appearance
  • Batgirl Volume 1
  • Robin/Batgirl Fresh Blood
  • Gates of Gotham
  • Justice League Elite
  • Nightwing #81
  • Red Robin #17-25
  • Superboy #8
  • Batgirl Volume 2

Kate Kane

  • 52
    • #7 - First appearance of Kate Kane
    • #11 - First appearance of Kate as Batwoman
    • #33
  • Batwoman: Elegy (Detective Comics #854-860)
  • Detective Comics #861-863
  • Batwoman (New 52)
    • Volume 1 - Hydrology
    • Volume 2 - Drown The World
    • Volume 3 - World's Finest
  • Detective Comics (Rebirth)
    • Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen
    • Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate
  • Batwoman (Rebirth) Volume 1


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Charles (Kriss)

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    John 14 April, 2018 at 21:48 Reply

    This was a very informative character corner and I’m learning a lot from your series about comic book info as a semi newbie. I wasn’t aware Barbara never really got a Batgirl run and Cassandra got one that was really popular and long.

    After listening to this I wanted to know if I would be right in assuming Cassandra and Damian share similarities? (Asian ethnic backgrounds, born from assassin parents, wanting the bat mantle) You even said Cassandra reads more like a Robin than a Batgirl. Also, my knowledge of Batwoman and Huntress are limited, but I wanted to know if there were similarities between them as well

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