First Look at the New Oracle from Batgirl #37

Is This Our First Look at a New Oracle from Batgirl #37?

Next week, Year of the Villain comes to the pages of Batgirl, with the cardstock villain variant featuring a new Oracle. Wait, what? Yeah, we knew Oracle was coming "back" in the issue, but is this Gus Yale from the Batgirl and the Birds of Prey series? Or someone new? It's certainly not Barbara, that's […]

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Oracle Returns in July's Batgirl #37 for Year of the Villain

Once upon, the Joker shot Barbara Gordan, paralyzing here. But the then-former Batgirl found a new role as Oracle, coordinating the operations of the Bat-family and becoming more formidable from behind her command center than even when she wore the cowl. But Barbara Gordon returned to being Batgirl with DC's Nu52 relaunch, part of an […]

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Brian Michael Bendis's List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

New Batman: Arkham Knight 2-Pack Features Oracle And Batgirl

Barbara Gordon has had two distinct alter-egos over the years. As the first Batgirl she fought for justice alongside the Caped Crusader and the rest of the Batman family. And after the events of the Killing Joke, Barbara's strength and intelligence kept her in the crime-fighting game as Oracle, the information backbone of the DC […]

Arrow Executive Producer On Felicity Smoak Theory

While some have suggested Felicity Smoak will eventually take on the identity of Oracle when the show returns later this month, executive producer Wendy Mericle told TVLine that idea was "off the table." She admitted the producers considered giving the tech-savvy moniker once held by Barbara Gordon to Felicity as far back as "the beginning," […]

Today, Harley Quinn Introduces A Familiar Red Head In A Wheelchair…

Apologies for the dismissive "red head" in the title, but this is Harley Quinn we're talking about here. And she's not one for human resources mandated sensitivity training in her new company. That's right, previewed in the back of today's Convergence: Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #2, we see a company of Harley Quinn-alikes […]

When Did Oracle Get So Chatty Anyway?

This is Oracle, the new cosmic one, as created by Scott Lobdell and appearing in Superman… Silent, mysterious, taciturn, unspeaking. Kind of his thing. And this is the Oracle as appearing in this last week's issue of Convergence. Blimey, when did he get so chatty? He can rest but he still keeps wittering on… I […]

DC Comics Give What 'Oracle Fans Have Always Wanted' After Convergence

From DC's Batman panel happening right now at Denver Comic Con, one fan asked why Oracle was "taken away" and turned back into Batgirl in the New 52, by removing her diversity as a handicapped person. Especially when she was previously very active and beloved. DC reps said that it was a valid question and […]

Batgirl And Oracle, Together Again For The First Time

By Mark Bristow With today's publishing of the hyped Secret Origins #10 Batgirl issue, we are given a clean update to her New 52 backstory, as well as some hints to the future. The story is told through the perspective of a narrator we eventually learn is the AI that was placed in Barbara's spine, […]

Is This The Wonder Woman Comic We've Been Waiting For? Plus, Oracle!

  I like the Wonder Woman comic from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang. But its not exactly the comic I can give to my daughters, who enjoy Wonder Woman in non-comics form. Well, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, a new digital-first-then-print comic from Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver, Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs has the potential to […]

Grant Morrison Puts Barbara Gordon Back In The Wheelchair In Batman Inc

In today's Batman Inc, we go to the future. One we've previously glimpsed in which The Joker takes his ultimate revenge on Batman. A real end times story for the book, and its a future which the current day Batman is tryingto avoid. But one of the character twists is exactly what has happened to […]

Thursday Runaround – The New Danger Mouse And Penfold

DCWatch: So this is the new Oracle. Well, at least the character is still a red head. And yet agin with this horn blowing… LobdellWatch: Scott Lobdell talks Superman #0. Spoilers, obviously. [youtube][/youtube] WalMartWatch: It seems that the US get the full sized Avengers Season One graphic novel with their Avengers Blu-Ray in Walmart, while […]

Scott Lobdell Introduces Oracle To The New 52 In Superman #0

Beware of what you wish for. Sometimes you may get it. Since the launch of the New 52, and a Barbara Gordon no longer confined to the wheelchair, but back in the Batsuit and running around Gotham trying to get her confidence back, many have called for the return of the Barbara Gordon they most […]

Batgirl And Red Hood Revisit The Joker In Zero Month

 Bat-characters rarely end up well at the hands of the Joker. Robin, Jason Todd, died, and Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, was crippled. But then these are comics. Jason Todd comes back to life and now as Red Hood leads The Outlaws. And Barbara became Oracle, and then Batgirl again, her revival ascribed to a procedure […]

The Million-Dollar Debut Of Barbara Gordon by Eric Glover

Eric Glover has written on the subject of disability and Batgirl in two articles for Bleeding Cool, Give Batgirl The Chair and Batgirl And The Legion Of Sadistic Disability Fetishists. He has now read Batgirl #1. With Batgirl #1 now on shelves and DC's decision to undo Barbara Gordon's paralysis finally executed, the curtain has […]