Comics, Nerdery

Batgirl, Catwoman and Wonder Woman Sell Out (I Think)

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I have no idea what the hell this foreign commercial is for, or why the people who made it needed to use Batgirl, Catwoman and Wonder Woman — all in their ’60s and ’70-era finest — to sell whatever the hell they’re selling, but I’ll buy 40. For some reason, the idea of a European as Batgirl is one of the sexiest things I can imagine — it’s like the polar opposite of the Baroness.

Now I’m imagining Western European Batgirl and Eatern European Baroness fighting each other, and now… now they’re wrestling. And… I’ll, uh… you know, I’ll just talk to you guys tomorrow.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.