Batgirl: Barbara Gordon & Stephanie Brown – Character Corner

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It's been a while but....WE'RE BACK! Feels like a while since we've done a Character Corner. But we're back now and it's time to enter once again into the Bat-Family, this time with the mantle of Batgirl. To the uninitiated, the Batgirl mantle might just seem like the female-version of the Robin mantle. But that couldn't be further from the truth. 

We start this two-part series exploring the most well known Batgirl, Barbara Gordon and her journey from the daughter of a Police Commissioner to Batgirl then to Oracle and back to Batgirl. We then move on to Stephanie Brown who held both the title of Robin (albeit short) and Batgirl as well as coming into her own as Spoiler.

Next show we're talking Cassandra Cain, Helena Bertinelli and Kate Kane

Barbara Gordon

  • Detective Comics #359 – First appearance
  • Batgirl Year One
    • The definitive Batgirl origin story
  • Batgirl Special #1 by Barbara Kesel (1988)
    • Barbara retires
  • The Killing Joke (1988) - only because it's significant not because it's good
  • Suicide Squad #23 first appearance as Oracle (1989)
    • The death game (#38) revealed as Oracle
  • Batman Chronicles: #5 Oracle Year One
    • John Ostrander and Kim Yale work to fix what Moore and others did
  • Birds of Prey
    • Birds of Prey #8 
    • Birds of Prey – The Gail Simone Run (56-90, 92-108) – (2003-2007)
      • 69-73 Between Dark and Dawn
  • Birds of Prey volume 2
  • Batgirl vol 4 19-25
  • Batgirl Zero Year

Stephanie Brown 

  • Detective Comics 647- 649
  • Batgirl 20, 26, 28, 38
  • Birds of Prey 39 - 40
  • Robin 100-120
  • Robin/spoiler special
  • War drums
  • War games 1 - 3
  • War Crimes 
  • Batgirl rising
  • Batgirl vol 3

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