Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.
Barbara Randall Kesel is one of the key writers in building the history and character of Barbara Gordon at DC Comics. While Kesel didn’t write many stories that included Barbara, the ones she did write are seminal. Among among them the post-Crisis origin story “Flawed Gems” which was named one of the most memorable moments for DC women earlier this year and the “Last Batgirl story” the only standalone Batgirl comic published prior to The Killing Joke. Kesel also wrote the Elseworlds: Batgirl/Supergirl special and she has the rare distinction of writing Barbara Gordon as both Batgirl and Oracle.
Earlier this week I interviewed Barbara about her work on how she got started writing at DC, her work on Barbara Gordon both pre and post The Killing Joke (including her follow-up pitch for Barbara Gordon that was passed over to have her become Oracle) and what it was like being a female creator during the 80s at DC and how things have changed since then.
For years, I’ve heard claims that Barbara Gordon as Batgirl was a second-tier comic character who had no good stories. Late last year DC published the trade Batgirl:The Greatest Stories Ever Told. Will this trade dispel that claim?
One of my favorite portraits of Barbara Gordon as Oracle by the talented 89g.
Yes I know there are handles. I’m ignoring them for prettiness.
Very nice portrait of Batgirl.
The newest issue of the comic price guide Overstreet will feature original art by Amanda Conner including the first time she’s drawn Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Conner drew Barbara Gordon as Oracle in Birds of Prey in an arc written by Terry Moore.
Here via Scoop are the pencils. Click below to see the final version