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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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Batman Relaunch: New #1s for ‘Batgirl,’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Detective, ‘Catwoman,’ ‘Birds of Prey’ [UPDATED]

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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

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 11, 2011: Flashpoint Begins and Batmen Continue

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Eyepatches
^ Capes
% Spats

% AGONIZING LOVE: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ROMANCE COMICS
Look, you're not going to find a bigger fan of vintage romance comic

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 9, 2011: Legacies, Forever, Ever After

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY
* Careering
^ Memories
% Graveyard
¢ The Suit

* ¢ ADVENTURE COMICS #523
The Paul Levitz-written second Legion of Super-Heroes title gets its ne

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Craig Ferguson Brings Batgirl Back To Television. Sort Of.

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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

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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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Expensive nOir Jewelry Line Inspired by the Women of DC Comics

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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

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Batgirl Fights For Equal Pay (From Batman) in New Ad [Video]

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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

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