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Renee and Harvey Reboot 'animated' by MatthewRHumphreys Renee and Harvey Reboot 'animated' by MatthewRHumphreys
Since Batman and Jim Gordon are going to be background characters and more representational than actual, I figured Batgirl could use some Gotham PD friends. Two people who understand what it's like to try and prove yourself.

Renee Montoya the daughter of a private eye is constantly trying to both prove herself as lead detective of the Major Crimes Squad as well as solve her father's 15 year old murder case. Renee was only 12 when her father was killed. He was a great PI and a hero to her. She doesn't know the case he was working on or have any leads. The only thing she knows is that she stopped to look at a flower cart and when she looked up her dad walked past an alleyway and a gun stuck out of it and shot him down. The investigation eventually went cold, and the then corrupt Gotham PD didn't give her any hope that the case would ever re-open. So she worked hard when she got of age, and soon after she graduated and became a junior detective. Within a short time of dealing with other cops giving her a hard time because of her age and gender, she overcame it all and because head detective of the major cases.

She's tough as nails and has a noir flair to her style of investigation. I gave her the fedora both as an homage to her dead P.I. father as well as a nod to her future as The Question. I'm also keeping the idea that she's a lesbian from the comics. Her transition from background character to foreground hero and lesbian was handled really well I think for comics and I think it would be a slap in the face to her fans to say otherwise. Also I think her link with the Kathy Kane Batwoman in the comics makes her an easy transition to ally of Batgirl.

Harvey Bullock is always a fat slob, but honest cop. These are two things I felt like twisting around. While he's still an honest cop he's actually a former heavyweight underground boxer. While he never got a break into professional boxing, he was known in the fighting circles to be one of the best. That is until he broke his shoulder. It healed but no one believed in him ever again. He fell into a slump and as one does in the underworld when you're down and out, you make bad decisions. His bad decision came with white skin and a terrifying laugh. Harvey became one of the man painted up faceless thugs to back Joker. Albeit for a brief time. All was fun and games until the first time Joker hurt someone for no reason in front of Harvey. Batman had just come in and saved the day as always but Joker in a nasty bid tried to kill a civilian hostage. He gained the upper hand while batman tried to help the hostage and Harvey quickly turned sides. He beat the Joker bare knuckle until he was unconscious, saving Batman's life. Batman repaid the thug by talking with Jim Gordon about not arresting him. He believed in Harvey when he said he could go straight and would never go back. He cleaned up his act and thankfully avoided getting a conviction on his record. He then entered the Gotham PD academy and after graduation he moved through the ranks eventually landing himself a Gold Badge and working under Jim Gordon specifically. Only Jim and Batman know of Harvey's costumed hood past and their silence has been repaid with one of the hardest working and toughest honest cops out there.
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gibbs615 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Cool work!;) (Wink) Ya know in the old 90's batman the animated series episode "P.O.V." after everything that happened, I was surprised Renee didn't get promoted to detective sooner!:D (Big Grin) 
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
YOU should write for "Beware the Batman".
pokehearts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
thats not Harley quinn this is
DiscipleOfSakura Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i said it earlier, but I would watch the hell out of your version!
MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
haha thanks so much
TitanBeast Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The looks really cool!! I like very much both designes!! :)
Kraut007 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Great design and new history for this characters.
Ophelianime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I have an idea for a reboot oc if you wanna hear it
KUWTComicsInc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great to see her in that outfit, it really gives her a more solo vibe, so she can stand out on her own. :D Harvey ftfw, always.
etile Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
yay these two don't get enough love
Banondorf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I love Montoya's history and Harvey as a boxer, both make sense for their characters and inclusion into the Bat universe.
NAB0206 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I like the backstory
JonKin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really dig Harvey's backstory. Very creative!
dragonzero323 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
like the art kinda reminds me of the 90's batman cartoon but updated. well done
RobertBell79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
deadrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Renee Montoya looks BADASS! Love it!
lysandros Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Warner should do this damn cartoon! It sounds better than the one with the gun-toting Alfred!
Strumwulf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great art and back stories
Pirates-Disney-Frog Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
We need to see more of these two in media more offten.
Tenoh82 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Great character depictions, these two never get much love from DC especially these days. Love the way you tell the story of these two and their looks. Great job! As a big fan of both characters awesome job and thank you!
spleen2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Gotham Cop Capers: The Babe and the Blob. A new crime drama on ABC television. Comming this fall.
wunderwolfer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Nice drawing. I love Renee Monotoya; pre- Question and as the Question
orphen27 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I love the twist with Harvey. Very well done.
thete1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Holy crap, I love these. The storylines are fantastic and so are the looks -- especially for Bullock. Great, great work.
Phantasim-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I dig this new Bullock!
andronykus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This whole series has been amazing to follow. You should find someone at Warner Brothers to pitch this to, because it would be such a great powerful, young female teen role-model type show.
SnowFaux Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This. Is. Awesome.
meil Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I've always had a soft spot for Bullock, in that I feel like he was the closest person to a layman/everyguy in the series. You couldn't grow up to be Batman, you won't have the agility of Robin, but Bullock and Montoya were accessible. Just maybe Harvey a little more, in how you could tell when he struggled.

I'm really impressed with the thought and design of both of these, but I have to give extra love to Harvey. (Maybe because he looks to need it!) <3 Thank you for sharing the deigns, they've all been unique and very, very representative of your style! I'd honestly love to see something come of these, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!
soundestguitar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
dude, i think you should make a comic of thi, at least! these are some great ideas, colourful characters with deep back stories! i really d hope you keep it up, im behind you all the way on this idea! you can count on me!
IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional
earthdiva-x Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
They should have their own mini at least.
dfridolfs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Renee is looking stylish. Dig these!
MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks man
KonekoRyu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   General Artist
heh, I've been watching the old Animated series since they started reairing it on the hub. I still think it sounds like they're calling him "bullet" '_';
Posadka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Awesome work.
Smiladon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Love the look of both Renee and Bullock. Great backgrounds for both of them. And the fedora looks awesome.
Vynndetta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome I wanna cry! Please get this made into a show someday!

Also, I'm not the most up-to-date of comicbook lovers, but I've always loved the Question. At what point did Montoya have a connection to being the Question?
feelingwhimsy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
She befriended and then became the Question over the course of '52.' \o
Vynndetta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, did not know that.
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Love the changes you've added to their designs and stories! They rock! XD Think the Joker would recognize Harvey? If he even showed up that is.
lledra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo many levels of awesome. I particularly love the stuff about Harvey Bullock. I also really like the fedora it's a very nice nod and it goes so very well with the look you gave her.
Carlson-art Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
DCHorror Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Your description of him sounds like a good Harvey, but the visual feels a little off. I think it's the hair.

Love your Montoya.
Lelpel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
the girl looks beautiful! I love that she has that sort of ethnic flavour... (great eyebrows) ^_^
g-o Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
HAHA, awesome , you should make her into the question
NinjaKasuga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Very nice in-depth back stories, your reboot series is turning out so dang well I'm actually hoping we'd see it in some comic form or hell some sorta animation. Be a nice change of pace and breath of fresh air.
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Love these, and those backstories are brilliant.
SonGoharotto Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm loving this whole series of reboots, but Montoya and Harvey are my favorites. I always loved the GPD-heavy episodes and Harvey in particular is a lovable ol' schmuck.
anklesnsocks Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
goddamn, you are making me want to do one of these myself
MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Do it. Make me look like a chump =D
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