July 21, 2011
Facebook page highlights strength of Barbara Gordon as Oracle

dcwomenkickingass:

One of the most controversial changes to the DCnU is Barbara Gordon returning to the role of Batgirl. I’ve had my say on why it concerns me and there is this now famous heart-felt essay by Jill Pantozzi.

According to DC documents associated with the launch, Barbara will recover and return to being Batgirl in September. Yesterday I posted Dan Didio and Jim Lee’s explanation for why they decided to return her to the role of Batgirl.

There have been a number of efforts to communicate to DC the troubling issues of returning Barbara back to the tights. There have been letter writing campaigns, a Tumblr devoted to Oracle and now a Facebook page called “Barbara is not broken”, if you are unhappy with DC’s decision I suggest you check it out. The person behind this effort also did an essay for Bleeding Cool. While I don’t agree with all his points, the essay touches upon many of the things that trouble me about this decision.

And not just because it is mine, a lovely sketch of Oracle by Adam Hughes.

Sign the petition! And that Bleeding Cool essay is brilliant. Really well done. 

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