DC Acts To Remove Rogue Stephanie Brown Appearance In L'il Gotham (UPDATE)d

Wow. Just wow. Yesterday, Bleeding Cool pointed out how the Stephanie Brown Batgirl character appeared, as someone dressing as her in Hallowe'en costume in the L'il Gotham strip.

People at DC read our article, even though the office were closed. And remotely they went to work, recolouring the character, turning blonde hair to brunette and removing the purple stripe down her leg, to create a Batgirl that was… well, no longer Stephanie Brown. Yup, in the DC Universe, not even little kids are allowed to dress up as Stephanie Brown.

Compare, contrast and despair…. top left hand corner.

Before…

DC Acts To Remove Rogue Stephanie Brown Appearance In L'il Gotham (UPDATE)d

And After…

DC Acts To Remove Rogue Stephanie Brown Appearance In L'il Gotham (UPDATE)d

There's one other twist… an upcoming Stephanie Brown Batgirl HeroClix figure. Or will something… unfortunate happen to her on the way to production as well?

DC Acts To Remove Rogue Stephanie Brown Appearance In L'il Gotham (UPDATE)d

UPDATE: There is debate as to the provenance of the second image and if DC changed it further since, or if it too was meddled with, and the current version still has Stephanie Brown's purple stripe. I'm currently too far from decent wifi to check. The hair however is a definite production change since the image was sent to BuzzFeed…

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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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