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The Flash and Batgirl Co-Creator Carmine Infantino Passes Away At 87

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Carmine Infantino, the legendary comic book creator who played an integral role in the American comic book business both as an artist and editor, passed away today. Regarded by many as one of the greatest pencillers the industry has ever known, he is perhaps most associated with his work in revitalizing the DC Comics character The Flash, a move that signaled a return of popularity for superheroes and ushered in what is fondly referred to even today as the Silver Age of American comics.Infantino was born in Brooklyn, N

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It’s Barbara Gordon-Meets-Nancy Drew In Adam Watson’s ‘The Batgirl Mysteries’ [Art]

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Fans seem to love Barbara Gordon no matter her role is in the DC Universe, but most are especially fond of her earliest adventures as the brightest member of the Dark Knight family. This love has recently resulted in the character returning to costumed crimefighting as Batgirl in DC's New 52 and bon

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Oracle, 1989 – 2011: Farewell To DC Comics’ Disabled Heroine

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Next week's release of Justice League #1 marks the beginning of a new era for DC Comics, whose superhero titles and characters will throughout September undergo a radical reconfiguration where many will be newly created, relaunched, reimagined or even abandoned. Among the casualties wil

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First Look: ‘Batgirl’ #2 Cover by Adam Hughes [Art]

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Launched into the Internet last night was this lovely cover for Gail Simone's new Batgirl series. Identified by DC Women Kicking Ass as the Adam Hughes illustration for Batgirl #2, the image would seem to depict a Barbara Gordon younger than she presently appears as Oracle in Birds of Prey. Of course, we'll have to wait until September to see just what's what in the new series, which is doubtlessly the most controversial of DC's superhero relaunch.

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Ask Chris #60: Batgirl Walks Again?

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: What's your take on Batgirl's newly granted ability to walk? Should characters be permanently disabled? --

A: If DC's goal with their reboot was to get people talking about their books again, then they've certainly succeeded on tha

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Oracle Fans Unite Online to Create Art and Activism

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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

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Batgirl Triumphant: The Price of Restoring DC Comics’ Disabled Heroine

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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.

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Why Grant Morrison Needs to Write a Barbara Gordon Series

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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

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