Readers have been waiting for Batgirl #1 to hit stands so we can all find out who the next Batgirl is under the cowl.  Well you aren’t going to find out in this sneak peek that DC released, but it should give you something to look at until August 19, 2009 arrives.

Batgirl #1

Written by Bryan Q. Miller; Art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott; Cover by Phil Noto; Variant cover by J.G. Jones

In the wake of “Batman R.I.P.” and BATTLE FOR THE COWL, a new heroine has emerged in Gotham City, and as she begins her nocturnal crusade to take back the night, she will truly learn what it means to wear the mantle of the Bat. But who is this young woman, and why has she donned the cape and cowl?

via The Source


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  1. Yeah, I’ll let the wife know about this one. The last Batgirl series was the first strictly superhero title she collected, and this one deserves at least a try.

  2. lifeisaglitch on

    “Well you aren’t going to find out in this sneak peek that DC released,”

    Not entirely true…I think i just got convinced that it really is Stephanie Brown…either that or someone messed up Cassandra Cain’s physique.

  3. The “boys are stupid” comment just killed the Cassandra Cain and Misfit possibility, given her relationship with Robin Stephanie is likely to think that way so it’s either her or someone new.

  4. Sigh… Why do so many people seem to think that Barbara returning to action would be a good thing? Oracle is a unique and irreplacable character. There have been literally a dozen Batgirls, and another one isn’t going to set the world on fire, from my perspective.

    Why can’t comic book characters ever grow or change?

    Because we, the readers, won’t let them.

  5. I’d be all in favour of a newer, brighter character to go with the happier, brighter Batman – but no Steph Brown. The character is as boring as a plate of mud, and that’s presuming it’s an unpatterned plate.

  6. I’m still on the Stephanie Brown bandwagon. Or, at least, I would be if she hadn’t thought hiring hitmen to fight Robin because, you know, he wasn’t paying enough attention to her was a good idea.

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