The news that DC Comics is returning wheelchair-bound heroine Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Oracle to her original role as the decidedly mobile Batgirl has hit an uncommonly sensitive nerve with comic book fans. As demonstrated by the more than one-hundred (and counting) reader comments to our editorial on the subject, readers are widely divi
Barbara Gordon -- the original Batgirl who's been confined to a wheelchair since 1988's Batman: The Killing Joke, in which she was shot in the spine by The Joker -- will be up and running again in the wake of the forthcoming DC Comics relaunch/reboot. The news was confirmed Monday by Gail Simone, writer of DC's new Batgirl series and also the author most responsible for Barbara Gordon's activities in the last several years.
Bruce Wayne will be the only man in the Batman mask following the September relaunch of all DC Comics' superhero titles. Batman & Robin and Batman: The Dark Knight will begin again with new #1 issues, as will Batman for the first time since 1940 and Detective Comics for the first time since 1937. Damian Wayne will return as Robin but will be teamed up with his father, Bruce Wayne. What will become of Dick Grayson, Tim
I tend to keep the TV on for background noise while I'm working late, and last night, I looked up from what I was writing to see something so monumentally odd that until I got a friend to turn it on and verify that it was actually happening, I was convinced that I'd either fallen asleep or accidentally eaten a healthy amount of peyote with dinner
Right now, at DC comics, Grant Morrison can do no wrong. He presented a classic version of All Star Superman, which came out as singles, was collected in trades, and recently bundled into a swank collectors addition. And bec
Just in time for the gift-giving holidays, New York City jewelry maker nOir has debuted a luxurious new line of rings, necklaces and other precious items based on the women of DC Comics. Fittingly launched on a Wednesda
Batgirl hasn't always been the best representative for feminism in the super-hero community. A quick scan of her history in the comics will find her stopping during a melee to fix a run in her tights, participating in a chees
Last week's "Wonder Woman" #600 got the majority of its attention from drastically changing the direction of the book with a new gods-altered timeline, to say nothing of the debut of Jim Lee's controversial costume redesign. As iFanboy pointed out, however, those prominent shakeups were hardly the only worth notici