DC Comics’ ‘Batgirl’ Heads in a New Direction

Variant Cover by Babs Tarr

Variant Cover by Babs Tarr

The highly anticipated new take on Batgirl begins Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Batgirl has exploded on the internet in recent months, with tons of reader-created fan art of the character’s new design and some people already cosplaying in her new and improved costume. Just head over to the BatgirlOfBurnside.Tumblr.com if you’re unaware.

The new arc beginning in Batgirl #35 sees Barbara Gordon/Batgirl ditch her old getup, create a new costume, and move to the hip and happening Burnside district after a fire destroys all of her possessions. Taking over on the series are writers Brenden Fletcher (Wednesday Comics) and Cameron Stewart (Assassin’s Creed: Brahman), and artist Babs Tarr.

Thanks to A.V. Club, check out an official preview for Batgirl #35 below, which includes the first six pages of the issue as well as a look at the main cover created by Cameron Stewart, variant cover by Babs Tarr, and the Halloween-themed “Monsters” cover created by Kevin Nowlan. Additionally, DC Comics has unveiled a New York Comic Con exclusive variant which is also included in the preview below.

Story by  Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Art by Babs Tarr
Cover by Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart, Kevin Nowlan
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: Wed, October 8th, 2014

Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes… so when a fire destroys everything she owned, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life — and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl… and discovers all-new threats preying on her peers! It’s a re-invention of Batgirl from the boots up, by the incredible creative team of Cameron Stewart (BATMAN INC.), Brenden Fletcher (WEDNESDAY COMICS), and rising star Babs Tarr!

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