Bird-Watching: Big Barda vs. Security Guard!

For a female, Gail Simone's writing is actually kinda testosterone-charged.

To be sure, this is on the basis that -- on the average -- stories about emotions and relationships are for women, and stories about explosions and fighting are for men -- on the average, may I remind you.

Taking this into account, Simone writes more like a man than a woman. In Secret Six, Birds of Prey and what have you, she's historically written long story-arcs that are plot-driven over character-driven with lots and lots of explosions. Although she never fails to give strong character moments, her stories have a history of big fights and widescreen action.

And truly, there is no greater example than. . .
the Mexican-Security-Guard-Big-Barda SAGA

(in four panels)

DING-DING-DING! Let the head-hitting commence:


But the trash-talking must end. . . as the wall-breaking begins!


The mighty MEGA ROD vs. the witless NIMROD: who will win????


But then Big Barda blasts out a blow to break the brainless blowhard!


And that, ladies and gents, is how you beat up a security guard when you're a New God.

Scans taken from Birds of Prey #100, by Gail Simone and Nicola Scott. This is the issue where the Birds raid a Mexican prison and free Tabby Brennan. This also had a cute little back-up feature with Black Canary and Sin.

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