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Batgirl

  1. Aw Yiss: Batgirl Is Going To Be A Playable Character In Batman: Arkham Knight

    She's beauty, she's grace. She'll punch you in the face.

    Batgirl is coming to a Batman Rocksteady game. Batgirl is coming to a Rocksteady Batman game. Just let that sink in for a moment. Yes.

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  2. “DC Super Hero Girls” Announced For Marketing Apparel, Action Figures, and TV to Girls!

    "Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens."

    Surprise!

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Batgirl Encourages You To Read!

    Reading is cool, kids!

    This poster and bookmarks for the American Library Association feature Babs encouraging young readers to pick up a book and get busy. It's even drawn by Batgirl artist Babs Tarr!

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  4. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown Convergence: Batgirl #1 Bios

    You might say DC Comics' Convergence Batgirl #1 is something we're looking forward to here at The Mary Sue.

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  5. DC Cancels Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Following “Threats of Violence and Harassment”

    In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.

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  6. That Batgirl Variant Cover: What It Means To New Readers

    Sometimes, it's OK to not be beholden to all of comics history.

    By now, you know that there is a series of variant covers that DC Comics is putting out across all their titles in June to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their most popular villain, The Joker (like the one above by Javier Pulido for Catwoman #41). He's certainly a complex, frightening villain who's worth celebrating. You might also have heard that, while many of these covers are great and creative uses of the character, there is one cover in particular that's been giving many people pause.

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  7. Are DC & Marvel Placating a “Vocal Minority” of Fans With Practical Female Character Costumes?

    Apparently creator Erik Larsen thinks so. Here we go again...

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Medieval Weapon Hair Accessories Are Adorable, Terrifying

    Customized options available; needle here I come!

    Etsy shop Reaction Designs says "customized options are available upon request. So if you want maces, pickaxes, long swords, great swords, spears, arrows, or any other weapon you can think of (including any and all weapons from Games, TV, or Movies) or wish to request a custom paint job, simply contact me directly to begin a custom project.”

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  9. Let’s Take a Minute To Celebrate The Awesome Female Creators At DC Comics

    Yesterday the annual DC summit wrapped up at their new offices in Burbank, California, and clearly a good time was had by all (though it would have been better if they've stayed in New York City and we got to hang out with them... shh, no, Victoria, don't be jealous). Here we have Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Ming Doyle (Dark Universe), Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Annie Wu (Black Canary), and Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman).

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  10. DC Comics Announces New Diverse Lineup to “Make Room for More Types of Storytelling, More Fans.”

    New solo series for Black Canary, Starfire, new creative talent, and more!

    DC Comics made some pretty big announcements today - new titles, new creative teams - in what they're calling "even more inclusive and accessible to a wider group of readers as the publisher continues to evolve comic storytelling for its next generation of fans."

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Batgirl #37 Cover Looks Even Cooler In Real Life

    Shiny!

    While the insides of Batgirl #37 left a lot to be desired for many fans, that cover sure was gorgeous—even more so in this recreation by Batgirl cosplayer Stella Chuu, who recently wowed us with a costume inspired by the sequin-bedazzled look. BRB, putting gold sparkles on everything I own.

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  12. Interview: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s Ryan North Talks Nuts, Fighting Galactus, & Hazelnut Lip-smacking

    The all-ages friendly comic is in stores today!

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, in stores and available digitally today, is being written by Ryan North (Adventure Time, Original Sins) with art by Erica Henderson (Bravest Warriors, Subatomic Party Girls). Just before the launch of the book, I email interviewed the dinosaur-loving (purely platonic) North for The Mary Sue. Find out what he had to say!

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  13. Pull it Together: 2014’s 10 Entirely Subjective Best Moments in Comics

    I said "entirely subjective," so now I don't want to hear any "what about—"s in the comments!

    Welcome to a special New Years edition of Pull It Together, where I will almost not even be telling you what comics come out this week.

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  14. Things We Saw Today: This Is the Kind of Superhero Shirt for Girls That Can Change the World

    And don't let anyone tell them otherwise.

    "What's wrong with wanting to be Batman's wife?" Nothing, I guess, except that this is the message we'd much rather send to little geek girls. Bravo.

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  15. Things We Saw Today: How A Spider-Woman Cover Should Look

    This is what it looks like when you get a super-rad lady to draw your Spider Woman covers.

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  16. Pull It Together: Storm, Lumberjanes, The Wicked + The Divine, and Captain Marvel’s 100th Issue!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

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  17. Why the Batgirl #37 Controversy is the Conversation We Need Right Now

    When I started writing this piece, I was angry. I wanted to take DC Comics' entire Batgirl creative team to task for what they had done, and I wanted to ask one question: why?

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  18. Things We Saw Today: The Batgirl Cosplay Bar Has Been Raised Exponentially

    She is vengeance. She is bedazzled.

    That's it. This cosplay of the Batgirl #37 cover is flawless. Don't even try to top it. (Psst. Actually please do. We'd be highly entertained.)

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  19. Gail Simone Will Make Sure Nightwing’s Butt Gets Featured In Her Convergence Miniseries, For Feminism

    Good. Good choice. Yes.

    The Secret Six and Red Sonja writer also spoke with Comics Alliance about the importance of diversity in comics, her own writing process, and her wonderful experiences working with artists and comic publishers. But c'mon. Like we're not going to lead with butts.

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  20. The Mary Sue Interview: Batgirl‘s Babs Tarr

    From her beginnings in the comic book world (Batgirl’s her first book?!) to whom she’s most looking forward to penciling, one thing’s for certain: Babs Tarr is proving she’s not just a flash in the pan.

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