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Batgirl and Nightwing Tie In To Batman Zero Year


Hey Batman and Batgirl fans, we’ve got news for you! Apparently Nightwing and Batgirl will be tying into the current Batman story arc, Batman: Zero Year, come November. Written by Scott Snyder with art from Greg Capullo, the story itself takes place in one of the early years of Batman’s career. How will Dick and Babs come into the story? What will they be doing?

From DC’s Plot Description:

Around fifteen or sixteen-years-old at the time of her tie-in issue, Barbara Gordon is forced to protect her brother and homestead in anticipation of the upcoming storm. It’s here that she’ll not only be forced to evaluate what “home” really means to her, but where she’ll realize for the first time that she has the potential to be a hero in her own right.

What do you think of her new look?

(via Comicsbeat)

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  • Anonymous

    Homestead? I had no idea Batgirl spent her childhood on the frontier.

  • Natalie Willoughby

    Love the costume. No overt focus on the boobs, yet still feminine in its own way.

  • http://arewerobots.libsyn.com/ DarthBetty

    Oh of course it doesn’t protect her lower spine OF COURSE

  • Anonymous

    It may just be possible that I am getting quite sick of Batman. I get that he’s been churning out BILLIONS for Warner Bros for over two decades. There hasn’t been a year in recent memory in which this franchise didn’t have a movie or animated series or video game. I get that it’s sacrilege to shit like this, but can we bench him a couple of seasons and have some fresh faces from DC? Please?

  • Mina

    No! Don’t say that! It’s too sad. :( This is a happy costume! Or it made me happy, anyway. I really like it.

  • Pangea Blockhead

    I get what you’re saying but Batman can’t rest. I’d prefer if he got less projects for a while but Batman titles have to constantly be strong or the fanbase will complain. Its just that no other heroes have been given that amount of real attention in DC. Same with Spiderman and X-men in marvel. There are more X-men teams and books to the point the fanbase is tired of it. I can see scaling Batman’s upcoming projects down but the events need to keep the big ness.

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    I get what you’re saying but
    Batman can’t rest. I’d prefer if he got less projects for a while but
    Batman titles have to constantly be strong or the fanbase will complain.
    Its just that no other heroes have been given that amount of real
    attention in DC. Same with Spiderman and X-men in marvel. There are more
    X-men teams and books to the point the fanbase is tired of it. I can
    see scaling Batman’s upcoming projects down but the events need to keep
    the big ness.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty shocked that this is a fairly practical urban combat-y outfit. On a woman character! Amazing. Is it perfect, no, but in terms of style and pose and ‘fashionable practical armor,’ it is awesome to me. Kudos to the design.

  • Abhinav Jain

    I think the look is… ok. Nothing great, nothing terrible either. But I fail to understand why Gail Simone is not writing the Batgirl: Year Zero issues. None of the other Bat books are getting guest writers (and guest artists) for Year Zero so why is Batgirl getting one? Is this DC’s way of getting back on Gail or something? Considering how they’ve been treating her, its a pretty shitty move.

  • Abel Undercity

    Not familiar with the concept of Zero Year. So am I right in thinking this is meant to be Batgirl before she was Batgirl?

    On a side note, those knee pads look like they’d hurt like hell on the receiving end…

  • http://arewerobots.libsyn.com/ DarthBetty

    I have a tendency to overreact and worry with comics.

  • Jamie Jeans

    This reminds me of Kate a.k.a. Batwoman’s first foray into being a vigilante in that it’s a very practical costume, and you can tell that it’s stuff that Barbara cobbled together from the police station. I like it, a nice, practical approach.

    Although as someone pointed out, the sagging, tilted belt looks awkward and that it doesn’t seem to do much to protect her lower back. At the very least, it’s not some stupid belly shirt design ala the Huntress’ outfit that idiots keep trying to saddle her with.

  • Bryesque

    Babs’ Meryl Silverburgh cosplay is really coming together!