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Check out Batgirl’s fantastic new comic book costume

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You know who’s a great character that deserves more attention? Batgirl. The daughter of police commisioner James Gordon has survived being paralysed by the Joker, can hold her own ina  fight with some of the best fighters around and is more capable at mystery solving than a ragtag quartet of a jock in a neckerchief, a clueless cheerleader, a genius bookworm and a beatnik who hangs out with a cowardly dog. And come this October, Batgirl is getting a new direction and a new look.

Before we begin, this was the current bat-costume that Barbara wore since her New 52 relaunch:


It’s not a bad costume, but it was just missing…something. Moving on though, Batgirl will see a new creative team in the shape of Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher on writing duties, and Babs Tarr in the art department. After a fire destroys everything that current Batgirl Barbara Gordon owns, forcing her to relocate and step into the spotlight as the defender of a new Gotham borough, the uber-hip and trendy Burnside. And with that change, comes a new set of duds that look far more practical for vigilantism and mystery-sloving:

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“Barbara is forced to make a new costume for herself when her old one becomes unavailable”, Stewart said to MTV.

The new one is something she’s able to make herself, shopping at the various boutique and vintage stores in Burnside. It also reflects her youth and style. Unlike Batman or Batwoman, she no longer needs to stay in the shadows, and in fact learns to embrace the spotlight.

“I am excited to bring some flirt, fun, and fashion to the title! I don’t think you see a lot of that in mainstream comics and I am excited to bring that to the table,”” Tarr said of Batgirl and her new look. “Who doesn’t love a sassy super hero?”

Batman comics are usually dark, gritty and brutal. See the recent Death Of The Family storyarc as example, or any of the other superb Gail Simone Batgirl issues. Moving forward however, Stewart wants Batgirl to be a lighter and more exciting Batman title that doesn’t dwell in the darkness:

She’s leaving it all behind her. We really wanted to make this a book with a light tone, of fun and adventure and mystery, and let the rest of the Bat-family deal with the darkness. She’s got problems, and conflict, and enemies to fight, but our priority was to make this a really fun, rollicking read.

I quite dig it so far. The new Batgirl outfit looks fantastic, far more practical and as Zoe will gladly tell anyone, Doc Martin boots are pretty handy in any situation. I’m sure the cosplay community is already working on replicas now that the San Diego Comic Con is just two weeks away. The new creative team team takes over from issue #35 of Batgirl in October.

Last Updated: July 11, 2014


  1. If it’s so hip & trendy where’s her Batscarf & Batcoffeemug?


    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 11, 2014 at 19:50

      and the Batglasses


    • Norm

      July 11, 2014 at 19:53

      And BatMac


    • Brian Murphy

      July 12, 2014 at 05:07

      It’s not a Batcoffeemug, she has a Starbucks mug lol.


    • Andre116

      July 12, 2014 at 08:16

      And the Bat Fedora.


  2. Nicco

    July 13, 2014 at 20:56

    Is that a Member’s Only jacket?


  3. ToshZA

    July 14, 2014 at 07:55

    Doc Martin’s went out of style about the same time they came onto the market. In what way is that trendy? Hipster, yes. Trendy, no.


  4. Dutch Matrix

    July 14, 2014 at 08:37

    Oh ye Gods no! That outfit looks SILLY!!! I hope that this is a few comic book issues thing and not a permanent thing…


    • Lia Hansen

      July 15, 2014 at 04:29

      What’s so silly about it? How do you even put the other one ON? This one looks much more realistic, and I think fits her personal style better.


      • Mark Treloar

        July 15, 2014 at 05:28

        Looks like they are taking tips from the creators of the Flash TV series. How to ruin something with one giant mistake.


      • Dutch Matrix

        July 15, 2014 at 08:12

        The drawings make her look like she is only allowed to go out and fight crime after her homework is done, and maybe if today’s episode of Barney the Purple Dinosaur does not have a kickass song about dandelions or something.
        And realistic? Come on! Since when are comics meant to be realistic?


        • Lia Hansen

          July 16, 2014 at 00:48

          YOU were the one who said it was silly. Dude, she’s wearing a leather jacket, skintight pants and doc martens. It’s cute, but it’s also pretty badass.


  5. Milesh Bhana

    July 14, 2014 at 09:16

    I really loved Gale Simone’s Batgirl run. Hope the new team can deliver.


  6. Anthony Smith

    July 11, 2015 at 17:40

    If DC could create an raunchy outfit for poison ivy or catwoman, I don’t understand why they can’t do the same for batgirl, for example by creating an bat-like curvy bandeaus for her new suit as this will display her inner confidence as well her fearless style and present an eye-opening experience for readers like us. I am sure any ‘healthy’ guys or even male criminals would not take their eye off batgirl with her new bat-bandeaus suit which made her look more stunning and become the centre of attention perhaps in DC universe, instead of this formal school-uniform/cop-uniform bat suit as above!


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