An unexpected cover switch has caused some controversy among Batgirl fans.
Lea Hernandez speaks up against the new cover:
Thanks, DC, for a Showcase of Barbara Gordon Batgirl, the only Batgirl myth I will ever care about. Batgirl matters to me. In a crap neighborhood full of latchkey kids preying on each other, I had someone (even a myth) to show me to fight back. I never thought about a college education or trying to get good grades until I read that Barbara Gordon graduated summa cum laude. That gave me something high to shoot for.
And this, DC, is how you see your accomplished heroine. Hisssss.
Blogger Marionette looks closer at the cover choice and points out the general lack of other options.
It is a bit cringeworthy, but if you can’t accept that women were written clumsily in the 1960′s then you won’t be reading this volume anyway. Is it better to try to depict a female character having issues different from male characters and do it poorly, or to have no characterisation at all and the only difference between male and female characters is the girl is the one in the skirt, as you’d find in Teen Titans or JLA from a similar period?
So what do you think?