Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stephanie Brown as Batgirl, One Last Time

My biggest problem with DC's New 52, followed closely by the misuse of Tim Drake in the abominable Teen Titans, was the disappearance of Stephanie Brown as Batgirl.

The new Batgirl title, featuring an ambulatory Barbara Gordon, has been decent but not nearly as fantastic as Bryan Q. Miller's pre-52 Batgirl. There were conflicting reports about Stephanie's role in the new universe--did she exist? was she another Batgirl working for Batman, Inc.? was she back to being the Spoiler? how much of her history was still canon? etc. etc.

Well it turns out that tomorrow we will be getting our last look at Stephanie Brown in her trademark purple-y Batgirl costume. The comic is Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! by Grant Morrison, the long awaited (though not by me) finale to his hugely delayed Batman, Inc.

When we last saw Steph she was working for Batman, Inc., fighting a girl's prep school with Batman himself. Morrison's title was not one I enjoyed, but the inclusion of Steph in Batman, Inc. was a considerate addition to her fans.  While Bryan Q. Miller brought her solo title to a beautiful, hopeful close, the strong desire to read him writing Batgirl again will probably never lessen.

Until then, we'll have to settle for tomorrow's Batman Incorporated finale to see Steph's first comic appearance in many months, and her final mission as Batgirl. May she live long and prosper and return as soon as frakkin' possible. Oh and Tim Drake's in it too, so that's something.

via ComicsAlliance

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