Starting with issue #35 in October, the Batgirl title will have a new creative team, costume redesign, and a very different storyline. Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher will write the series, with art by newcomer Babs Tarr and Stewart.
In an interview with MTV news, Stewart said their take on the character will be “pretty much a clean break” with a light tone. He mentioned Barbara will move to a trendy Gotham neighborhood and have adventures independent of the rest of the Bat-family. Also, Barbara will (finally!) be going to graduate school.
Stewart went on to say, "Batgirl is a terrific character, she’s not motivated by tragedy or revenge, she fights for justice because she believes it’s the right thing to do. She’s whip-smart, kick-ass in a fight, and there’s a sense of fun and excitement around her that I think has made her an enduring character. We intend to showcase all of these qualities in a manner that we think hasn’t yet been seen in her title."
I’ve made no secret of my disappointment with the New 52, but I’m cautiously optimistic about this new run.
Pages 3-6 of Batgirl art from Sean Lee. Not only is this great technique, but he also does an excellent job conveying a story. We can see Babs deducing what happened at this crime scene and working out how to outwit a thug, all without words. Click through for the full thing.