Suicide Squad relaunched as New Suicide Squad with a new #1
Deathstroke relaunched as Deathstroke #1 with a new #1.
So why, when Batgirl seemed to have a complete renovation of creative team, approach, look and style, did it not get a new #1?
At the Spotlight On Gotham Panel at Thought Bubble in Leeds, with wonderful panel report by Bleeding Cool's Editor-In-Chief Hannah Means-Shannon right here, we learned that the creative team fought for a relaunch and a new issue 1 but that was rejected by the top brass.
At the time, I remember Batgirl was a big issue book for the DC New 52 Relaunch, with a big change for Barbara Gordon and a controversial one. The panel suggested that for Batgirl, it might seem like another reboot – which is not what this comic book is.
However, the collections for the Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr run on the book will be renumbered from Volume 1… and indeed, here it is, on Amazon.