Monday, April 18, 2016

O: Oracle


O was scheduled for Monday, and somehow got changed to draft form! Unfortunately, it didn't show up and I had no open library to go to on Monday due to a local holiday! Here it is!

Here's my latest entry in this year's A-Z Blogging Challenge. My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.

The Oracle first showed up in Startling Comics 20, 1943, from Better Comics. His alter ego was Bob Paxton, and he could -- as his name implies -- foretell the future.

Barbara Gordon, formerly Batgirl, became Oracle after losing the use of her legs when brutally shot by the Joker. As Oracle, Barbara helps to fight crime from (relatively) behind the scenes. She first appeared (as Oracle) in DC's Suicide Squad #23, 1989.


Thanks for your time.

13 comments:

  1. There you go, didn't miss one. I knew Oracle as Batman's sidekick given a run

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    1. I think I'm going to re-publish O with my Q entry!

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  2. Yeah, now I know you are making many of these up! On the other hand, you are displaying an incredible amount of creativity... No, it still ain't right... Repent forthwith or face a digital audit that will surely spell your doom!

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    1. Heh. If I'm making them up, who's drawing the pictures?

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    2. That's the creativity part, but since you seem unable to connect the dots... An investigative team will be in-touch.

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    3. Oh. I thought the creativity part was tied up in all the character descriptions. Ha.

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    4. No, we know that you are not that creative. No insult meant--just the facts. Your tax dollars at work.

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  3. I am so out of the loop...poor Batgirl, I didn't know this is what happened to her. I still think of her as the wonderful Yvonne Craig

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    1. Yes, shot by the Joker when in her civilian identity. He didn't know she was Batgirl. To him, she was just Commissioner Gordon's daughter. I miss Yvonne Craig, too.

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  4. When I think of the Oracle, I usually think of Greek mythology. I hadn't known they are comic book characters too.

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  5. The Killing Joke, whoo, what a comic.

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    1. I liked the fact that the Joker's attack on Barbara Gordon (unfortunate as it was) had nothing to do with her being Batgirl.

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