Barbara-Freaking-Gordon Proves How Clever She Is In This Batgirl #7 Preview

Back in action years after being crippled by the Joker, Batgirl's biggest problem in DC Comics' New 52 reboot seems to be all the men in her life worried about her getting hurt again. Batwoman doesn't have to deal with this crap.

After a tense confrontation with Batman in issue #6, writer Gail Simone explores a different side of the tragedy that unfolded in the pages of The Killing Joke, which ultimately led to Barbara Gordon's lengthy stint as Oracle, the wheelchair-bound information specialist for the superhero set. Along the way she'll have to deal with the gentleman killer Grotesque, who only wants to help her learn to breathe underwater.

I kinda miss Oracle. She got parodied (wait, that wasn't parody?) in Smallville, played a starring role in the short-lived Birds of Prey television series and served as a role model for those similarly handicapped. Judging from these three pages, getting out of the chair might have been a big mistake.


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    OK, seriously now... what's with these comic articles/ads ? Did I miss an introduction/explanation somewhere?

      Its the overnight Shit train. Don't complain just enjoy the view. Next stop kotakuUS article on pretzels.

        ooo pretzels? Will there be cheese?

    I dont mind them really but DC doesnt really do it for me, Marvel man myself.

      And with the whole NEw 52 I tried to be open to a lot of the DC titles, but have only stuck with the Batman titles (Detective, Batman (and Robin), Batgirl, Nightwing, Catwoman).
      There is just something about the DC superhero titles that rub me the wrong way. I just cant quite put my finger on it.

        It's that DC heroes are overpowered to the point of being god-like, and there's no apparent downside to it, and they're loved by the public. It makes it difficult to come up with challenging scenarios for them, so they're constantly going up against weirdo aliens and giant robots, which is all well and good, but has little emotional traction.

        Marvel heroes have to deal with more real problems, which makes them much more human and relatable. Spider-Man has to juggle school and a crappy job as well as superheroics. The X-Men are hated by the people they're trying to protect. Banner views the Hulk as a disease and lives in fear of hurting people. Iron Man is an alcoholic. Thor has a big hammer.

        All that said, I prefer DC. It has lower lows, but higher highs.

          I think youre right. And that would explain why I still love the Batman comics.

    I like the comic articles; and they're closer related to gaming than half of the articles on Kotaku.

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