DC Relaunch: The Women of Gotham City

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We’ve been waiting for the official word from DC Comics, and now it is here.  Want to know what is going on with Batwoman, Catwoman, and Barbara Gordon as Batgirl?  Take the jump already!

Batwoman #1
J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder

Batgirl #1
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes

Batgirl’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as dark secrets from her past in BATGIRL #1

Catwoman #1
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Guillem March

Meet Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good.

Birds of Prey #1
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artist: Jesus Saiz

The Birds of Prey are Gotham City’s covert ops team, taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch.

While it is good to see Batwoman finally get a confirmed launch date, I think the biggest news in this latest round of relaunch releases is the return of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl.  We’ve known the Death of Oracle storyline was a bit wonky, and when Barbara started feeling her feet and toes again, the road to her return was pretty much written in the books a couple of years ago. That doesn’t mean we aren’t going to see a lot of fan backlash since we don’t know the fate of Stephanie Brown…

via The Source