Sunday, October 26, 2003

Batgirl | Comics

In the early years, The Dark Knight of Gotham used to operate alone until he recruited Robin; The Boy Wonder in his crusade against crime. The niece of Kathy Kane AKA Batwoman, Betty Kane became a costumed aid to his crime-fighting path as Bat-Girl.

Soon, Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon replaced her and became the Batgirl who went on adventures with Robin and eventually with Nightwing. Upon retiring from vigilantism, she was shot and tragically left paraplegic by The Joker (in Batman – The Killing Joke), ending her vigilantism.

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Batgirl | Comics

Later, Barbara took the role of Oracle to serve as a tech support for the Bat-Family. The vigilante Huntress became Batgirl for a brief time but even she is replaced by the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva; Cassandra Cain (during the event of "No Man's Land").

From her very childhood, Cassandra was trained to be a perfect killer with extensive knowledge of martial arts and killing techniques, who could even read other persons intentions through their physical movement. Batman quickly realized her potential and took her under his guiding wing.

She lost her unique ability while facing a psychic but after a death duel with Lady Shiva, she regained the skill again. Following her stay with the Bat-Family, Batman faced her fathers’ wrath who even tried to frame him for a murder (in Batman – Bruce Wayne – Murderer?). She later became the head of the infamous League of Assassins and Spoiler took the mantle of Batgirl for a small period of time.

For more information on Batgirl comics series, you can check out these links below.

Batgirl (Comics) Wikipedia

Batgirl (Comics) DC Wikia

Batgirl (Comics) Wikia

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The Masquerade Bat

Here is your links to buy "Batgirl" comics from DC Comics on Amazon.

Batgirl – Year One (Softcover)

Batgirl – Year One (Hardcover)

Huntress – Year One

Batman – Batgirl

Batman – The Cat and the Bat

Showcase Presents – Batgirl

Batman In The Seventies

Nightwing – Year One

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths

History of the DC Universe (Softcover)

History of the DC Universe (Hardcover)

DC Universe – The Stories of Alan Moore

Batgirl – The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Batman – The Killing Joke (Softcover)

Batman – The Killing Joke (Hardcover)

Zero Hour – Crises In Time

Justice League of America – The Nail

Batgirl – Silent Running

Ghost/Batgirl – The Resurrection Machine

Batgirl – A Knight Alone

Batgirl – Death Wish

Batgirl – Fists of Fury

Robin/Batgirl – Fresh Blood (Softcover)

Robin/Batgirl – Fresh Blood (Hardcover)

Batgirl – Kicking Assassins

Countdown to Infinite Crisis – The OMAC Project

Batgirl – Destruction’s Daughter

DC – World War III

Booster Gold – 52 Pick-Up

Batgirl – Redemption

Batgirl – Batgirl Rising

Batgirl is a fictional DC Comics character who often assists Batman in various monthly ongoing series as well as her own. The character was first introduced back in 1961 by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff, which idea was later re-defined by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino in 1967.

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The Perfect Protégé

Following writer Alan Moore (Rogue Trooper, Watchmen)'s work on the character, the role of Batgirl is changed again by writer Kelley Puckett and artist Damion Scott (DC Special – Raven, Robin/Batgirl – Fresh Blood) in 1999, that later developed a chronological adventure of the character in her own monthly series. As a result of the “Flashpoint” crossover event, The New 52 wave is launched where the character is played again by Barbara Gordon in a new monthly ongoing.
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