Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weekly Dosage of Trivia

Hello friends. Dr. Noctis here bringing you another healthy dosage of Cassandra Cain trivia. I'm still in the holiday spirit (either that or the suspicious tasting glass of eggnog I just drank truly was spoiled) so this week's theme is "Merry Christmas, Batgirl!"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Moment of the Week

"So, how about a trade, B.G.?"
"You teach me that trick with the batarang and I teach you to read."

Issue: Batgirl V1 : #20
Cover Date: November 2001
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Penciller: Damion Scott
Inker: Robert Campanella
Colorists: Digital Chameleon, Jason Wright

First team-up between Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) and Spoiler (Stephanie Brown).
It is never revealed if Stephanie ever gave Cassandra reading lessons.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MISSING: Cassandra Cain

DC Solicit for March

Birds of Prey #10
Written by GAIL SIMONE
This is it! The astonishing conclusion to “The Death of Oracle,” featuring nearly everyone whose life has been touched by Oracle – villain and hero! How will the DCU operate without its premier infojock, and how will this event affect the Birds of Prey? All this, plus a fan-favorite operative works with the Birds for the first time ever!

Cover. Cassandra Cain. Not There. BLEEPING F.A.I.L.!

Another nail hammered into the coffin! ["Coffin" being my wallet being opened to buy another BoP issue].

*scoff* "Family is not always home." How true this statement is!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cass & Steph: Soul Sisters

I was (and still am, actually) pondering about my last post (over at the Spider-Man Crawl Space: Message Board) where I said that I'm unsure whether Steph can still say that Cass is her best friend. In my honest opinion, it should be undeniable that Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown had one of, if not the very best friendship in all of DC. Theirs was special. It had an embracing warmth that I couldn't find in other DC or Marvel titles. Their friendship has even transcended the physical level and entered each other's subconscious and unconscious mind (appearing as mental apparitions). 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekly Dosage of Trivia

Hey Cass fans. Another week has arrived and that means everyone gets another fresh dosage of Cass Cain trivia!

  • According to the "Batman: No Man's Land" novel by Greg Rucka, Cassandra's name was given to her by Barbara "Babs" Gordon aka Oracle. Her actual name is unknown, though it is most likely her father, David Cain, never gave her a name in the first place.
  • For most of her early comic book run up until Batgirl Vol 1 : #12, Cassandra's name was not used. Instead, Cass would respond only to "Batgirl" as her name. Moreover, in the early issues of Batgirl Vol 1, Cass would become visibly annoyed when someone, for example Babs, called her Cassandra rather than Batgirl. However, in Batgirl #17, Cass softened up and allowed Babs and the rest of the Bat-family to address her as Cassandra or Cass.
  • The real name of Lady Shiva, Cassandra's mother, is Sandra Wu-San.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Moment of the Week

Hey there Cass Cain fans! Noctis proudly presents to you a brand new on-going feature of this blog: Moment of the Week. Because it's already been explained in my first Site Update post, I won't say too much about it. So without further ado,
"Any advice for me?"
"Become faster."
Issue: Robin #88 : "Secrets & Lies"
Cover Date: May 2001
Writers: Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon
Penciller: Pete Woods
Inker: Andrew Pepoy
Colorist: Noelle Giddings

First meet up between Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Hey Cass lovers!

So I was sitting and sipping tea on my apartment balcony a couple minutes ago admiring the abnormally quiet night and wondering why they call Assam Black Tea "black tea" when its color is clearly brown and not black. Oh and as a little Cass Cain trivia tidbit, that drink is Cass' favorite. :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekly Dosage of Trivia

Hey there Cass fans! Noctis here bringing you your first ever weekly dosage of Cassandra Cain trivia!
  • Cassandra Cain made her comic book debut in Batman #567 : Mark of Cain Part I as a courier in Barbara "Babs" Gordon's NML street-info network, Oracle's Eyes.
  • Cassandra Cain's father, David Cain, also made his comic book debut in Batman #567 Mark of Cain Part I as the would-be assassin of Babs's father, Commissioner Jim Gordon.
  • Cassandra spoke for the first time in her life in Batman #567 Mark of Cain Part I when she blocked her father from achieving his assassination attempt on Jim Gordon and told him "Stop".

Greetings and Welcome!

Hi there and welcome to the Cassandra Cain Network! Thanks to my wonderful friend, Stella, host of the famous Batgirl to Oracle: The Barbara Gordon Podcast, I have been inspired and have ultimately decided to start my very own blog on my favorite Batgirl and top DCU character of all time, the one and only Cassandra Cain! So what can you expect from this blog?