Monday, June 6, 2011

She's Baaaaaack!!!

Writer Gail Simone sent DC a few words about today’s BATGIRL #1 announcement:

“Barbara Gordon is pretty much my everything. Because of the Batman TV show, she was the reason I fell in love with superheroes. Because she was a redhead who could kick ass, she is the reason I fell in love with comics. She was always forward-looking as Batgirl, a girl who was smarter than the male characters, who had class and elegance and style, as well as tough-as-nails grit. For a long time, there was simply nothing else like her in comics, and for me and a lot of other readers, her every appearance was joyful and explosive.

For many years, I got to write the character as Oracle, and there is to this day, no character who means more to me. This is classic Barbara as she was originally conceived, with a few big surprises. It’s a bit of a shock, to be sure, but we’re doing everything we can to be respectful to this character’s amazing legacy, while presenting something thrilling that a generation of comics readers will be experiencing for the first time…

…Barbara Gordon leaping, fighting, and swinging over Gotham. Now, when citizens of that city look up, they are going to see BATGIRL!

And that is absolutely thrilling.”

1 comment:

Eyz said...

On one hand, I hate this decision..such a negative move from DC... As of now, Babs' been Oracle for longer than Batgirl (in real time)!
On another, it's Gail Simone, and she probably knows what she's doing.
She even said in the latest interview on CBR that her time as Oracle/in a wheelchair won't be negated since this isn't an actual reboot-reboot...

Mmh..wait and see?

On another hand, I dislike Jim Lee's clumsy much details can only kill the new looks...