Batgirl under Rebirth: solicitations and change of writers

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Batgirl under Rebirth: solicitations and change of writers

Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:46 am

May 2018's Batgirl #23 was Hope Larson's final issue as writer.
I don't think DC ever officially announced that, but Larson had posted it on twitter back in April.

https://twitter.com/hopelarson/status/986256376350560257

Coming up in June,

Batgirl #24
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale: 6/27
After narrowly escaping the mazes of her own mind, Batgirl swings back into action to help Jacob Cesaro, an old classmate who has recently made some bad life decisions. Little does she know he’s now Two-Face’s latest recruit—and the key to his plans to take over the city! But Jacob’s not in it for the money and power promised by one of Gotham City’s greatest villains...he’s got something much more valuable in mind!
Art by: Scott Godlewski
Cover by: Dan Mora
Variant cover by: Joshua Middleton
Written by: Shawn Aldridge
https://www.dccomics.com/comics/batgirl-2016/batgirl-24

And also available in June,

BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING - BATGIRL VS. THE RIDDLER #1
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale 6/13
On the eve of Batman’s wedding to Catwoman, two of Gotham City’s finest minds clash. In her role as Oracle, Barbara Gordon wired all of her allies together. But when The Riddler takes on Batgirl, will he tear everything asunder?
Art by: Minkyu Jung
Cover by: Rafael Albuquerque
Written by: Tim Seeley
https://www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-prelude-to-the-wedding-2018/batman-prelude-to-the-wedding-batgirl-vs-the-riddler-1
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Re: Batgirl under Rebirth: solicitations and change of writers

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:00 am

Isn't 'has recently made some bad life decisions' comics-speak for 'is now a crack addict'?
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Uh oh.
Now I'm really wondering about where things will be going with Batgirl! Shocked

= NOTE: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! =

This was posted on the website polygon.com (which I don't know anything about, really).

= NOTE: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! =

= STILL WANT TO READ THIS? =




= YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! =

Get your first look at Batgirl’s new costume — and her new direction
Writer Mairghread Scott is taking over the book
By Meg Downey    Jun 15, 2018, 12:37pm EDT

Barbara Gordon’s world is about to be flipped upside down as a new era dawns for Burnside’s favorite daughter. Complete with a brand new look and an all new creative team made up of writer Mairghread Scott and artists Paul Pelletier and Elena Casagrande, Batgirl is leaving her neighborhood and heading back to Gotham City proper to face down a new — and deeply personal — threat, starting with Batgirl #26 on August 22nd.
With a design concept by Sean Gordon Murphy, Babs’ new look is a pretty far cry from the pastel purple moto jacket she’s been wearing since the Batgirl of Burnside soft reboot back in 2015.

“This is supposed to be a version of the costume that she was working on when she still lived with her dad,” Scott explained in reference to her new, more classic look. “That’s why it looks so much like her original Batgirl: Year One outfit — like, she’s with her dad. She can’t get out back to Burnside, and this is like the emergency. So the version that she was working on [back in the day] that she had stashed here just in case. It helps us with the story a little bit too, because it’s a little less bright — we wanted her to be more stealthy, and we want her to be able to integrate some more tech with the belt.”
And by the sound of things, that emphasis on stealth is going to come in handy. Barbara is headed home to face off against a villain named Grotesque, who harkens back to Batgirl’s original New 52 era run. Created by Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf, Grotesque was “originally, this sort of adrenaline junkie who liked to steal the finer things in life,” according to Scott, “but he got sent away to Blackgate. Now he’s back and we learn that his time in prison has really changed him.”
“Changed” might be a bit of an understatement here. Grotesque’s new M.O. is no longer just trying to steal fine art — he wants to make it. Brutally. Batgirl uncovers a string of grizzly “art pieces” constructed out of human body parts at the scenes of various crimes.
“Things like Perseus with the Head of Medusa, but maybe it’s got a real person’s head. Or a still life, but made up of human hands,” Scott clarified with a grin, “He’s still stealing things, of course, but it’s different now — he’s escalating. And Batgirl has to stop him.”
But it’s not going to be easy — on top Grotesque’s grisly reappearance, Babs suffers what Scott calls a “really traumatic injury” at the start of the arc. “The implant that allows her to walk is shorting out,” she explained, and that’s not all. “But when that happens, [Babs’] is just like, ‘Oh, okay, my legs aren’t working, I can deal with that. It’s fine.’ Because she was Oracle for a long time, you know? She knows how to operate without the chip.”
You can read the full article here: https://www.polygon.com/comics/2018/6/15/17466032/batgirl-new-costume-redesign
But I will throw in one bit from later on in that story:
. . . But Babs’ new status quo isn’t all darkness and struggle — the Burnside era isn’t being tossed out the window and Babs won’t be returned to her position as Oracle full time, “That’s kind of a spoiler, I guess, but I want to get ahead of that. We don’t want to tease people with that.”

Personally, I really question the idea of making Grotesque a villain who uses human body parts to create "art". It's not all that original a concept; you had a character in Mother Panic (DC / Young Animal) who did something similar, and over at Marvel, there was Muse from Charles Soule's recent run.
The more I hear about this, I'll continue to question whether I'll bother staying with this title or not.  

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:22 pm

Why on Earth would Batgirl have boot treads that look like bats? That means that the world and her wife can track her all over the city!
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:31 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Why on Earth would Batgirl have boot treads that look like bats? That means that the world and her wife can track her all over the city!
Her wife? scratch

Unless the new writer is really making changes to Barbara, last I remember she was straight.
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