The Killing Joke Change That Is Making Batgirl Fans Livid (SPOILERS)

The Killing Joke was already a controversial comic book. Being adapted into an animated movie by DC Comics there was the suggestion that changes might be made. Barbara Gordon would be seen as Batgirl. She would have more agency. It would change the tone.

Barbara Gordon would be seen as Batgirl. She would have more agency. It would change the tone.

But as well as Batgirl being inserted into The Killing Joke, it seems Batman has inserted himself into Batgirl.

You know, people didn't like this when it was Catwoman…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RrkHmYpVAw

"It was just sex for god's sake, it doesn't have to mean anything. Not like we have to care, I don't care, you don't care, let's just go back how it was. That's all. Please…"

So, yes. Batman shags Batgirl. Then dumps her. And hangs up on her when she calls.

Cue the outrage.


https://twitter.com/thalestral/status/756573898062397441
https://twitter.com/CamachoJess/status/756569645356908544


https://twitter.com/MajorJaxBriggs/status/756618516862730240


https://twitter.com/CamachoJess/status/756614209916526592
https://twitter.com/woahitsjuanito/status/756613830155862017

And for some there is professional blowback..

https://twitter.com/steve_lieber/status/756569210273357824

Of course, some have been wanting this to happen for a very long time…

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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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