Barbara Gordon To Look More Librariany – And Revamp Was Only Going To Be 6 Issues

batgirloneAt the Modern Superheroines panel at Wondercon (read it all here, courtesy of BC EIC Hannah Means-Shannon) we learnt a couple of interesting things about the recent Batgirl revamp,

Firstly that the run by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr was originally thoght of as a six issue experiment that was only approved because it was six issues until Convergence and so, what the hell.

And, as a result, seems to have influenced many books launching after Convergence, we have previously reported on this as being referred to internally at DC Comics as "Batgirling" their comics.

And secondly, the current look of Barbara Gordon will be changing, As Oracle, operating out of a wheelchair, Gordon was a librarian and know a number of librarians who were rather put out at the character being relaunched in 2011 out of the wheelchair and out of the library.

Well, Babs stated that she's slowly working more "librarian style" into Barbara's clothing choices, so that the character will grow visually as she gets older.

Tarr referred to the fashion panel this morning, where the costume for Supergirl was discussed and how the way someone is presented affects the way you "read" the costume. Castellucci agreed that some "femininity" and "sexuality" is appropriate, and removing them might be a problem when trying to develop "fully fledged character".

And, presumably, gets a greater grip on the Dewey decimal system…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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