Thursday, July 10, 2014
October is looking to spark many changes in the world of DC Comics, and after news that Selina Kyle will sport a new look and creative team beginning with Catwoman #35, the one and only Barbara Gordon looks to follow suit as a new team steps in to introduce a "Version 2.0" for the female member of the Bat Family starting in that month's Batgirl #35.
In a report by MTV News and reported by Bleeding Cool as well, current and longtime Batgirl and Birds of Prey writer Gail Simone is apparently stepping down from her role as the main writer. After the brief time she was removed and then reinstated thanks to the voices of fans worldwide, it seems that DC is ready to take new people to tackle the former Oracle - with Cameron Stewart and Blender Fletcher handling writing duties while Babs Tarr handles art duties.
And with the creative change comes a shift in focus for Barbara and a new direction - She moves to the Buroughs for graduate school, and she seemingly is going to get a new costume as well - which looks more hipster and less spandex oriented. These alterations come with what happens in the story, and whether these changes bode well or not, it's a new start for Babs more or less in the New 52 Universe of DC Comics, as well as coming during the 75th Anniversary of her mentor and inspiration, The Batman. For more info, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool!
Batgirl #35 goes on sale on October 8!