Why Didn't They Relaunch Batgirl With A New #1?

IMG_20141116_140650686_HDRTeen Titans relaunched as New Teen Titans with a new #1.

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.

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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