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Jul 1 '11

Retailer FAQ reveals transition of Barbara Gordon to Batgirl

Bleeding Cool got a hold of the FAQ that DC prepared and sent to retailers who couldn’t get to their road show. And let’s just get to the most interesting tidbit:

* Does The New 52 undo events or continuity that I’ve been reading?

Some yes, some no.  But many of the great stories remain.  For example – Batgirl.  The Killing Joke still happened and she was Oracle.  Now she will go through physical rehabilitation and become a more seasoned and nuanced character because she had these incredible and diverse experiences.

So now we know.

  1. hellyeahstephbrown reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    This whole “pick and choose” continuity thing bothers me, not just as a Steph fan (still no word about Ryan Choi). It...
  2. be-themoon reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    hell is this shit about “become” a more seasoned...nuanced character? SHE ALREADY IS. brb,...
  3. pizza-planet reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  4. aomeaniedaiki reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  5. insidelimel reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  6. arcticfritillary reblogged this from gabzilla-z and added:
    “Dammit DC” is starting to lose meaning because I say it so often these days.
  7. pluckyredhead reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    She’s a more seasoned and nuanced character because she’s not in a wheelchair? What kills me is that these statements...
  8. the-sunny-side reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  9. dolphinrabies reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    The worst part is that The Killing Joke is implied to be a great story.
  10. puja723 reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  11. evillordzog reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    Second worse possible outcome. Given the temporal/experience reset, she can’t have been DCnU’s Oracle for very long or...
  12. anonymous-sibyl reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  13. closetedboggart reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    what What WHAT THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! I love Barbara...I love...
  14. thecrowtheyfear reblogged this from thats-what-sidhe-said and added:
    …. I hate you DC. I hate you so hard right now.
  15. thats-what-sidhe-said reblogged this from batfamilyvalues and added:
    A woman without a disability is “more seasoned and nuanced” than one with a disability. Fuck you, too, DC.
  16. paladinofthelosthour said: Again we have Didio now apparently contradicting what Gail said in her interview about it being an earlier version of Barbara Gordon. I hope she can talk about it soon.
  17. naomy reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    Now the question that remains: “Were Cass and Steph ever Batgirl?”
  18. ddelphinium reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    Seriously, DC, what’s the problem of your marketing?
  19. ddelphinium said: Oh dear. Diverse experiences. It’s not like they are applying for a job.
  20. thegeekmaster reblogged this from falconrune
  21. bluehat4u reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    How does this make sense? HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? Poor Steph… She was a great Robin and a great Batgirl. Now she’s...
  22. ealperin reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    Yep. This is going to be a very interesting year.
  23. ourladyoftheironmasque reblogged this from gabzilla-z
  24. gabzilla-z reblogged this from silensy and added:
    DC is treating Steph like Batman treated her as Robin. She’s there just to warm up the suit for the “real” deal. :/
  25. timkarinn reblogged this from gabzilla-z
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