With the debut of DC Comics’ “New 52”, Barbara Gordon, one of the most popular female characters in all of comics, returned to her original identity of “Batgirl.” This announcement came the time that an all new Birds of Prey comic by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz. Barbara Gordon, who was the disabled “Oracle” in the old DCU, originally created and led the “Birds of Prey.” While DC stated that Babs’ history with the “Birds” was still in continuity, the team would supposedly continue without her.
However, last week on the official DC Comics blog, “The Source” it was announced that Barbara Gordon would be returning to the “Birds of Prey” as “Batgirl!” Though this was originally announced as a guest appearance, series writer Swierczynski confirmed that events in the title would lead ‘Batgirl’ to become a permanent member of the team. Issue 4 is also promised to be a major status quo change for this volume of the series.
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To be continued…