THE BATTLE FOR BURNSIDE IS ON! She rides a cool motorcycle, swings a mean right hook, and has backup from the best crime-fighters in the biz, but BatgirlÕs greatest weapon has always been her mind. As the brilliant Barbara Gordon, sheÕs on the verge of a tech breakthrough that could transform her beloved Burnside neighborhood, and all of Gotham City to bootÑthough if it falls into the wrong hands, it could just as easily devastate them. But how can Batgirl stop a hacker who can break into her brain itself? A sinister figure has been haunting BatgirlÕs nightmares and stealing all her secrets, from her high-tech innovations to her hidden identity. And heÕll use that knowledge to destroy her forever. Now Batgirl must assemble a band of her best friends and closest alliesÑincluding Spoiler, Black Canary, Batwing and moreÑto stop the most dangerous enemy sheÕs ever known, or Burnside and the entire Bat-family will burnÉ It all comes down to this! The revolutionary creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr bring the saga of the Batgirl of Burnside to a close in BATGIRL VOL. 3: MINDFIELDS. Be there for the shocking climax to one of the greatest Batgirl stories ever told! Collects BATGIRL #46-52.
From the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning author Hope Larson comes the next chapter for Gotham vigilante, Batgirl! Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson are a very different kind of Dynamic Duo. No matter how far apart their careers as Batgirl and Nightwing take them, they always seem to be drawn back together. But the true nature of their undeniable feelings for each other is a mystery even these world-class crime-fighters can’t crack. They’d better figure it out fast, because when a deadly villain from their past resurfaces, the star-crossed superheroes are forced to remember a time they’d like to forget. And once they realize that they’re caught in a trap years in the making, it may be too late for either of them to escape with their lives, let alone their hearts. Can Barbara and Dick defeat the powerful enemy behind it all? Or will this case be their last dance? Find out in BATGIRL VOL. 3: SUMMER OF LIES Featuring art by Chris Wildgoose, Eleonora Carlini and Inaki Miranda and guest-starring Catwoman and the Mad Hatter. Collects BATGIRL #12-17.
Cassandra Cain returns to GothamÕs streets as Batgirl. Raised to be a perfect fighting machine, Cassandra has vowed to use her unrivaled combat skills to protect the citizens of Gotham. After defeating the feared assassin Lady Shiva in a harrowing battle, Cassandra must prove that sheÕs more than just an incredible fighter as she trains with Batman to become a detective. BatgirlÕs detective skills are soon put to the test when she must help an amnestic secret agent recover his memory in time to stop a mysterious catastrophic event threatening Gotham City! Time is quickly running out and Cassandra must fight harder than ever before, using both her wit and strength to solve the mystery. Can Batgirl save Gotham before itÕs too late? Kelley Puckett (BATMAN ADVENTURES) and artists Damion Scott (ROBIN) and Robert Campanella (GREEN ARROW) bring you these classic Batgirl crime-fighting adventures. BATGIRL VOL. 3: POINT BLANK collects BATGIRL #26-37 and a story from BATGIRL SECRET CASE FILES & ORIGINS #1.
The Birds of Prey are more than a team: Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress are friends, allies and sisters. Even when the BirdsÕ membership swells to include partners like Catwoman, Poison Ivy and even Harley Quinn, those three heroesÑBarbara, Dinah and HelenaÑare the beating heart of the team. So what happens when the trust that unites them is betrayed? Barbara Gordon isnÕt just BatgirlÑsheÕs also the elite hacker known as Oracle, and sheÕs been using a backdoor into the computer system of the dangerous information broker known as the Calculator to take down his criminal enterprise, bit by bit. But when the Calculator decides to make it his mission to find and destroy Oracle, Dinah and Helena discover that Barbara hasnÕt been open with them about where her intel is coming from É and innocent lives are lost in the cross-fire. Now, their most dangerous and personal enemies are united against them, and the Birds are barely on speaking terms. Can the Birds of Prey learn to stand united É or will they fall once and for all?
Gail Simone continues her Batgirl run in a tale that ties into the best-selling Bat-Family event "Death of the Family." When the Joker returns, Barbara Gordon must confront her past as she deals with the crazed criminal responsible for crippling her. Plus, once the dust settles, Barbara must deal with her family demons as her psychotic brother James Jr. comes after her. Collects BATGIRL #14-19, BATMAN #17 and a story from YOUNG ROMANCE #1.
BATGIRL: STEPHANIE BROWN VOL. 1 features classic stories written by BRYAN Q. MILLER (Smallville) with art by Lee Garbett (LUCIFER), Trevor Scott (EARTH 2) and others. Stephanie Brown is no stranger to crime-fighting. SheÍs taken down criminals as the Spoiler and worked with Batman to keep Gotham safe, but sheÍs assuming a new identity that everyone in her city knowsƒ ƒBatgirl! A typical college freshman by day, Stephanie takes to the streets at night, recklessly seeking out danger as the new Batgirl. But her nocturnal adventures have attracted the Gotham underworldÍs gunfire, and even Batman and Robin donÍt know what to make of this new vigilante in a secondhand costume. With the support and guidance of the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, Stephanie must learn the difference between playing dress-up and being the new Batgirl. Can she prove herself and earn her title, or will she fail to honor the legacy of her cowl? Collects BATGIRL #1-12.
It’s second semester at Gotham University for Stephanie Brown, which means hitting the books by day and getting schooled by Robin and Oracle by night. Stephanie works hard to prove she deserves the Batgirl mantle she’s inherited, but when a mysterious group calling itself “the Order of the Scythe” frames her for murder, “The Lesson” truly begins! Suddenly facing speedster thugs, fending off her vigilante stalker Grey Ghost and going undercover for Batman Incorporated, Batgirl realizes she might not be able to rely on anyone but herself! Stephanie Brown will step out of the shadows of her predecessors to become the hero she was always meant to be. Batgirl: Stephanie Brown Vol. 2 features classic stories from Bryan Q. Miller (Smallville) with art by Pere Perez (Action Comics), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Streets of Gotham) and others. Collects Batgirl #13-24, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1 and Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1.
Trained to use all her senses in order to enhance her fighting capabilities, Cassandra Cain pushes herself to every limit imaginable. When Vesper Fairchild is murdered, Batgirl, Nightwing, and their allies search for every possible clue that could lead to her killer. The whole Bat-family is on edge and prepared for anything, unsure who to trust and who to suspect.
The best-selling Rebirth series by Hope Larson returns in Batgirl: Vol. 4, a chilling metropolitan mystery for the ages! It's the holiday season in Burnside, and everyone is getting into the spirit...including Harley Quinn and the Penguin! After the maid of mischief infects Barbara Gordon's company party with a killer virus, Batgirl must embark on a wild-goose chase around the city to find a cure. Meanwhile, a massive blizzard hits Gotham City without warning, and Batgirl must brave the bitter cold to discover the truth behind the storm. When the storm finally clears, Batgirl begins a thorough investigation into a string of attacks targeted toward women in Burnside. But she's not the only one searching. Can a father-daughter duo put their differences aside long enough to crack the case? New York Times best-selling creators Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time) and Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) present Batgirl Vol. 4. Collects issues #18-23.
Eager to prove himself as a guardian for the criminals of Gotham City, Killer Moth has set his sights on taking out one of Gotham's finest heroes...Batgirl! But Lex Luthor has already beaten him to it-he's brought Oracle back online. Oracle makes her move to confront the creator who abandoned her...Batgirl! With Oracle calling the shots in Burnside, Batgirl must figure out how to survive her nightmare opponent. Collects Batgirl #37-44.
Winner of the 2017 Eisner Award in the Best Academic/Scholarly Work category 2017 Prose Awards Honorable Mention, Media & Cultural Studies Over the last 75 years, superheroes have been portrayed most often as male, heterosexual, white, and able-bodied. Today, a time when many of these characters are billion-dollar global commodities, there are more female superheroes, more queer superheroes, more superheroes of color, and more disabled superheroes--but not many more. Superwomen investigates how and why female superhero characters have become more numerous but are still not-at-all close to parity with their male counterparts; how and why they have become a flashpoint for struggles over gender, sexuality, race, and disability; what has changed over time and why in terms of how these characters have been written, drawn, marketed, purchased, read, and reacted to; and how and why representations of superheroes matter, particularly to historically underrepresented and stereotyped groups. Specifically, the book explores the production, representations, and receptions of prominent transmedia female superheroes from their creation to the present: Wonder Woman; Batgirl and Oracle; Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Star Wars' Padmé Amidala, Leia Organa, Jaina Solo, and Rey; and X-Men's Jean Grey, Storm, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, and Mystique. It analyzes their changing portrayals in comics, novels, television shows, and films, as well as how cultural narratives of gender have been negotiated through female superheroes by creators, consumers, and parent companies over the last several decades.
THE BATTLE FOR BURNSIDE IS ON!She rides a cool motorcycle, swings a mean right hook, and has backup from the best crime-fighters in the biz, but Batgirl's greatest weapon has always been her mind. As the brilliant Barbara Gordon, she's on the verge of a tech breakthrough that could transform her beloved Burnside neighborhood, and all of Gotham City to boot-though if it falls into the wrong hands, it could just as easily devastate them.But how can Batgirl stop a hacker who can break into her brain itself?A sinister figure has been haunting Batgirl's nightmares and stealing all her secrets, from her high-tech innovations to her hidden identity. And he'll use that knowledge to destroy her forever.Now Batgirl must assemble a band of her best friends and closest allies-including Spoiler, Black Canary, Batwing and more-to stop the most dangerous enemy she's ever known, or Burnside and the entire Bat-family will burn...It all comes down to this! The revolutionary creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr bring the saga of the Batgirl of Burnside to a close in BATGIRL VOL. 3: MINDFIELDS. Be there for the shocking climax to one of the greatest Batgirl stories ever told! Collects BATGIRL #46-52.
During a high-speed chase with the murderous Grotesque, the villain hits Batgirl with a souped-up stun gun that fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened upÑand so does Grotesque. Collects BATGIRL #26-29 and ANNUAL #2 plus a story from BATGIRL #25.
It's Batgirl for Congress! Not to mention masked assassins and awkward exes! Barbara Gordon volunteers to campaign for an up-and-coming reformer candidate who wants to take on the GCPD. That puts Barbara in a tough spot against her father-police commissioner James Gordon. Plus, the Terrible Trio strike! Collects Batgirl #30-36.
Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to create a better world for the people of Gotham City by fighting crime, making use of expert detective skills, high-tech crime-fighting gadgets, and an extensive network of sidekicks and partners. But why has this self-made hero enjoyed such enduring popularity? And why are his choices so often the subject of intense debate among his fans and philosophers alike? Batman and Ethics goes behind the mask to shed new light on the complexities and contradictions of the Dark Knight’s moral code. From the logic behind his aversion to killing to the moral status of vigilantism and his use of torture in pursuit of justice (or perhaps revenge), Batman’s ethical precepts are compelling but often inconsistent and controversial. Philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White uses the tools of moral philosophy to track Batman’s most striking ethical dilemmas and decisions across his most prominent storylines from the early 1970s through the launch of the New 52, and suggests how understanding the mercurial moral character of the caped crusader might help us reconcile our own. A thought-provoking and entertaining journey through four decades of Batman’s struggles and triumphs in time for the franchise’s 80th anniversary, Batman and Ethics is a perfect gateway into the complex questions of moral philosophy through a focused character study of this most famous of fictional superheroes.
An old romance, a villain with a vendetta, and a painful brush with the past make this is an event no Batgirl or Nightwing fan will want to miss! Batgirl and Nightwing's feelings for each other have always run deep...but is their bond built on more than Bat Family loyalty and a long-ago childhood crush? When an old villain comes back into Babs' life, she and Dick will have to reopen painful wounds and remember a time they'd hoped would remain forgotten. Soon, Batgirl and Nightwing discover the true identity of the villain and come to the horrible realization that they've walked straight into a trap! A trap years in the making...and it may be inescapable. NEW YORK TIMES best-selling creators Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME) and Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) present BATGIRL VOL. 3. Collects BATGIRL #12-17.
Spinning out of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH comes the newest adventures of Batgirl in BATGIRL VOL. 1: BEYOND BURNSIDE! Barbara Gordon’s heart belongs to Burnside, the ultra-hip Gotham City neighborhood. But some threats are bigger than Burnside. And when those threats come calling, Batgirl will answer! When Babs plans a trip to train with the greatest fighters in the Far East, she has no idea her vigilante life will follow her. Lethal warriors are out to take her down, each bearing the mysterious mark of “The Student.” And where there are Students, there must also be…a Teacher. Batgirl’s quest to track down her enemies’ master will take her from Okinawa to Singapore to Seoul to Shanghai. Along the way, she’ll enhance her martial arts skills, and meet legendary heroes. New York Times best-selling creators Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time) and Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) take one of Gotham’s greatest heroes on a whirlwind world tour in BATGIRL VOL. 1: BEYOND BURNSIDE. Collects BATGIRL #1-6.
Barbara Gordon’s ready for a fresh start. She’s packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham’s coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl! But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham’s first viral vigilante--and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. Meanwhile, the girl beneath the gear’s got a whole new crew of friends, college classes that are kicking her Bat-butt and a dating scene that would make anyone want to swipe left on life. This bat’s done living in the shadows. But will the bright lights of Burnside burn her for good? Red-hot creative team Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr reinvent Barbara Gordon from the boots up in BATGIRL: THE BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (collects issues #35-40 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #10).
All-star creative team Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr continue their fan-favorite run in BATGIRL: FAMILY BUSINESS, featuring guest-appearances by Dick Grayson, Batwoman, Spoiler, the students of Gotham Academy and more! Over the past few months, Barbara Gordon has made some big changes to her Batgirl alter ego. She has a new look, new support team and new home base in Burnside—Gotham’s trendiest neighborhood. But just when she’s hitting her stride, her father drops a bombshell: Babs isn’t the only masked crime-fighter in the family anymore. Jim Gordon is the new Batman. After the original Batman fell fighting the Joker, the former police commissioner was given a high-tech super-suit and asked to take up the mantle. With a team of G.C.P.D. officers watching his every move, Jim Gordon’s new law-and-order Batman has zero tolerance for vigilantism. He’s been ordered to arrest any unsanctioned superhero in Gotham—and Batgirl is next! Collects BATGIRL #41-45, DC SNEAK PEEK: BATGIRL #1 and BATGIRL ANNUAL #3.