It should tell you something that we have run multiple versions of these reminder guides for the state of Warner Bros.’s DC Entertainment movie universe. But it isn’t every week that your whole understanding of the fragile state of a movie universe gets turned upside down by talk of one of its biggest stars exiting, is it?
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DC has announced that DC Ink and DC Zoom, their newest comic imprints aimed at teens and those a bit younger, will be releasing a lot of new graphic novels, with a heavy focus on the ladies of the DC universe — including often overlooked yet awesome ex-Batgirl Cassandra Cain. Nice!
In January 1967, DC Comics put out Detective Comics #359, which introduced a new Batgirl to the Dark Knight mythos. Barbara Gordon wasn't the first Batgirl in the publisher's history, but she's the one that's best known to most people. She's gone on to have a long, dramatic career as a superhero over the last 50 years, as both Batgirl and meta-hacker Oracle. Time to share your top Babs sequences, folks.
There are a lot of things from the movies and TV shows making their way into the comics these days, since both influence each other in an endless marketing cycle. This list is about characters who, these days, are important enough to the original comic book world they were spawned from that it's genuinely strange to think they weren't always there.
A few years ago, Cliff Chiang did designs for a Gatchaman-style (better known in the West as the 1970s cartoon Battle of the Planets) take on DC's finest heroes that had us longing for a classic anime take on the Justice League. But artist Jordan Gibson has added to those hopes with a whole series of Gatchaman-inspired Batgirl art that we adore.
Video: Looks like the line-up of Titans live-action series might include Barbara Gordon. The redhead known as both Batgirl and Oracle might be part of the twentysomething Titans TV show, according to a report on Nerdist.