Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Batgirl and the Birds of Prey"

DC Comics' "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" #14, in support of the upcoming "Batgirl" stand-alone feature, is written by Julie Benson, Shawna Benson and illustrated by Marcio Takara, with covers by Yanick Paquette and Karmame Shirahama, available September 13, 2017:

" 'Field Trip', 'Helena Bertinelli', aka.' Huntress', thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of 'Gotham City' for a day, but trouble follows the 'Birds of Prey' wherever they go.

"Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?..."

Meanwhile, while "Avengers" director Joss Whedon's estranged wife reportedly tries to destroy his reputation, Whedon is still developing, producing and directing the stand-alone "Batgirl" movie for Warners, adapting DC Comics' "New 52" version of the character.

The first 'Bat-Girl' aka 'Betty Kane' (named after 'Batman' creator Bob Kane) debuted in DC Comics (1961) created by writer Sheldon Moldoff  and illustrator Bill Finger.

...then replaced by 'Barbara Gordon' in 1967, as the daughter of 'Gotham City' police commissioner 'James Gordon.'.. "Detective Comics" #359, titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" (1967) by writer Gardner Fox and illustrator Carmine Infantino. 

" the 'New 52', 'Barbara Gordon', previously wounded in action as a costumed vigilante, regains her mobility after undergoing experimental surgery at a South African clinic.

"Although she resumes her work as 'Batgirl' one year after her recovery, she continues to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

"...causing her to hesitate in battle when exposed to gunfire that could result in receiving new spinal damage.

"The character also exhibits survivor guilt due to the fact she has made a full recovery from her paralysis while others have not..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batgirl"...