DC Revamp: Here's Where You'll Find the Women of Gotham City

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Posted by G-Man (30240 posts) - - Show Bio

This morning we saw the latest on Batman. What about the ladies of Gotham? DC continues with the announcements. Batman is cool and all but we want to know about the ladies, right? If it's one thing that DC has lots of it's books featuring female characters.

First we have the long awaited Batwoman #1, originally set for release in April. There has been speculation about why the book was delayed but it all makes sense now. Why start a new series only to have it revamped a few months later? It is still set to have the creative team of J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder.

Are you ready for a crazy one? Batgirl #1 featuring a certain red-headed Batgirl (see image below). What?!? Heck yeah, my curiosity has been piqued. Working on Batgirl will be Gail Simone with Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes on art.

Catwoman #1 returns with Judd Winick writing and Guillem March doing the art. Will this Catwoman be good or bad?

Finally, Birds of Prey will continue to patrol the streets of Gotham only the team roster appears a little different (see below). Set to be Gotham's covert ops team, they will be taking down the villains that the heroes can't touch. It will be written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Jesus Saiz.

Look below for more art.

== TEASER ==

Which are you most looking forward to?

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#1 Posted by batman_is_god (1185 posts) - - Show Bio

Except for Catwoman, I really don't care.
#2 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio

Katana, Poison Ivy, Black Canary and who is the other one?

#3 Posted by The_Tree (7063 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Barbara Gordon as Oracle.

#4 Posted by SirSparkington (342 posts) - - Show Bio

Not happy about replacing Steph (or so it looks) as Batgirl. Gail Simone as write gives me faith though. BoP looks ... different.

#5 Posted by shawn87 (2095 posts) - - Show Bio

I know a lot of people will like seeing Barbara back as Batgirl but I wanted Cassandra or Stephanie. I'm used to Babs as Oracle and now the Birds Of Prey look weird without her. I dont even know those characters in the BOP cover

#6 Posted by The Decoy (204 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm intrigue with BoP

#7 Posted by jlat89 (317 posts) - - Show Bio

For the sheer fact that Gail Simone is writing Batgirl I'm pretty excited.
As for her being Barbara? Ehhhh bring it on
Regardless I'm probably not picking up any of these titles unless I suddenly fall into money

#8 Posted by thecheckeredman (398 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL this DC relaunch is just goofy awful! Looks worse and worse with every reveal!

#9 Posted by JimmyOlsen1 (151 posts) - - Show Bio

Is THAT Dinah? ... WTF? I'm sorry DC but I guess the reboot was a very bad idea ... what's going on with Hawk? He was my fav. of the last Birds of Prey series (yeah ... I'm a fan of the character Hank Hall)

#10 Edited by Duo_forbidden (1160 posts) - - Show Bio

OMGWHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO BIRDS OF PREY?!!
While I am glad that Barbara is back as Batgirl, I'm going to miss her being Oracle. And I can't wait to check out Batwoman and Catowman.

#11 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

That Catwoman cover is weird.

#12 Posted by Amegashita (3601 posts) - - Show Bio
@sEsposito7:   Better than the BoP cover, at least.
#13 Posted by windiebird (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I'm happy at the announcements, for sure. This means we're absolutely getting Batwoman as part of this big push. I think we need more information about who Batgirl is before a final judgment is made but I'm picking up all of these, no question.

#14 Posted by DEGRAAF (7869 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24 said:
Katana, Poison Ivy, Black Canary and who is the other one?

IF that's what they have changed Poison Ivy and Black Canary's outfit's too i am disappointed and will hate to see Powergirls, Zatanna's, Supergirl's, blackhawk (or what ever that pilots name was on the BOP)
#15 Posted by kennybaese (1088 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the Batgirl book is the most interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing Gail write Barbara as Batgirl.

#16 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1160 posts) - - Show Bio

IGN just announced that Batgirl IS Barbara Gordon.

#17 Posted by Green Skin (2932 posts) - - Show Bio

WTF did they do to Black Canary?!?!

#18 Posted by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio
@Duo_forbidden said:
OMG WHAT WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO BIRDS OF PREY?!!   
 
Agreed. Poison Ivy? Really? And no Huntress? That's not really BoP really then.
#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32129 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow what's with all the negativity people? 

#20 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2191 posts) - - Show Bio

Barbara has no reason being Batgirl.  That's like Dick becoming Robin again, it's just stupid.  

#21 Posted by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

The one in the middle looks like Lady Shiva. Or it could be Roulette of all people, she' s the only female I know with a dragon tattoo in DC.
#22 Posted by StarKiller809 (1237 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even recognize the Birds of Prey!  
 
Gail Simone writing Batgirl, great, but I guess this means she isn't writing Secret Six. This has ruined my day.
#23 Posted by laussica (80 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Edited by damswedon (499 posts) - - Show Bio

The future of the Bat-Family are White Guys and Girls.

Next they are gonna say Batwoman is going to be re-retconned to being heterosexual.

#25 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@ThanosIsMad said:
Barbara has no reason being Batgirl.  That's like Dick becoming Robin again, it's just stupid.  
That's what I thought. But then I found out that Gail is writing it, and she loves Babs. I'm a little uneasy, but I think she'll be able to pull it off.
#26 Posted by Herx (374 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, ummm, Gail working on Batgirl is just awsum, but putting Barbra back into the role? I' not to sure of that, i mean where do Cass and steph stand in the DCU now? 
 
As for the other titles, im not so interested. It looks like the put Canary back into her 80s(?) costume again...... you know the one that she burnt on the cover of one issue.

#27 Edited by EnSabahNurX (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok I ike Black Canary's torso but cut off the arm padding from the shoulder to the forearm and cut off the collar and give her boots back O_O 
Um I like poison Ivy being more conservative but I think that is a bit much for her character 

#28 Edited by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm very optimistic about all the other titles, but Birds of Prey doesn't come off as Birds of Prey to me....And I really, really, really don't like Poison Ivy's look or Black Canary's (?)....

#29 Posted by foxglove (77 posts) - - Show Bio

This is all really disappointing news. Just as Cassandra was working her way back into continuity and Selina was steady with Bruce we're rebooting? Sad developments for my favorite DC ladies. 

#30 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sobe Cin said:
The one in the middle looks like Lady Shiva. Or it could be Roulette of all people, she' s the only female I know with a dragon tattoo in DC.
Good point about Roulette.
#31 Posted by Samimista (20576 posts) - - Show Bio

I might pickup Batgirl and Batwoman see how it goes

#32 Posted by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio
@laussica said:
#33 Edited by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

F*****G BULL! YOU CAN'T HAVE THE BIRDS WITHOUT ORACLE! Nerdrage is on full blast! I hate you Duane and Jesus, you haven't even started yet and I hate you.

Plus, I don't like the costume designs of any of the Birds. Ivy isn't a hero, Canary looks too yellow (and what's with those circles on her forearms?) Katana looks like a stereotype, and I have a feeling that's a villain in the middle. Where's Huntress? Where's Lady Blackhawk? Where are Hawk and Dove? Other than Black Canary there isn't even a bird theme here. 
 
PS, was I the only one who thought Catwoman's goggles was a bra for a sec. I swear I had to do a double take because i was like "why is her lingerie on that ledge? and why is it drawn like it's very far away?"

#34 Posted by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio
@EnSabahNurX said:
Ok I ike Black Canary's torso but cut off the arm padding from the shoulder to the forearm and cut off the collar and give her boots back O_O Um I like poison Ivy being more conservative but I think that is a bit much for her character 
QFT!
#35 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

Barbara is going to become Batgirl again!

#36 Posted by Mercy_ (92257 posts) - - Show Bio

HELL YES for Batgirl..

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#37 Posted by GOREX (49 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Babs "earned" that cape back. While she was a "pillar" of information in the digital realm I did miss her as Batgirl. She may have adapted after the incident but she's been more in the shadows. It's good she gets her own little spotlight. 
 
As for the Birds of Prey I'm intrigued !!! The details are sketchy but I'm hoping for the best. I'm having the impression that the new BoP will be something of a replacement for the Secret Six. Going outside the rules with a mixed team that can beat down on the criminals.
 
As for Batwoman I'm very skeptical. We just got a "new" version of her in Batman Inc so will this one be a revamp of keep things in the same continuity(which I seriously doubt)?

#38 Posted by karrob (4274 posts) - - Show Bio
@batman_is_god said:
Except for Catwoman, I really don't care.
#39 Posted by GOREX (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Also I must say that Black Canary's outfit is quite a awful. I mean... it looks like she's got slippers, fishnet-like leggings, black panties and then a fishnet blouse with a big blue body armor and shoulderpads. 
 
Aside from that the other characters look ok. The Batgirl suit looks like a cross between Catwoman's leather outfit from the Batman Returns and Stephanie's outfit.

#40 Posted by 604comics (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Birds of Prey was probably my favourite DC title. This new version does not do it for me at all, based on this image. I picked up Black Canary and Poison Ivy but I don't know the other two. They might as well call this Gotham City Sirens of Prey.
 
I wasn't reading Batgirl before but it seemed to me it was doing pretty well with Steph under the cowl. In any case, I may have to jump ship and follow Gail Simone over to Batgirl this fall.
 
Still jonesing for Batwoman, though. I've been waiting for almost a year now.

#41 Posted by MrUnknown (1700 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOO! Why Judd Winnick?!

#42 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad Barbara is back in action but I don't think becoming batgirl again is a very good idea. And what's up with the Birds Of Prey? What did they do to Black Canary? Why is Poison Ivy there? Don't mean to sound negative or anything but this is just unexpected.

#43 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay Barbara Gordon as Batgirl!!! :) 
 
(not crazy about the purple cape at all though) 
 
Birds of Prey designs are tear inducing. WTF were they thinking?! Just add them to the list of over-designed characters that will need toning down/fixing (cough firestorm wonder woman cyborg cough)

#44 Posted by Sekele (276 posts) - - Show Bio
@damswedon said:

The future of the Bat-Family are White Guys and Girls.

Next they are gonna say Batwoman is going to be re-retconned to being heterosexual.

Hey, it's not like there was ever any real diversity in the Bat clan  
Cassandra was just a single exception 
#45 Posted by Sekele (276 posts) - - Show Bio
@Herx said:
Well, ummm, Gail working on Batgirl is just awsum, but putting Barbra back into the role? I' not to sure of that, i mean where do Cass and steph stand in the DCU now?   
Seeing the treatment they were getting in the past, they probably never existed 
#46 Posted by TheShame (477 posts) - - Show Bio

Like the new batgirl costume, but there is no reason why dc needed to reboot everything AGAIN......guess i'm a philistine

#47 Posted by GOREX (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohhh I just read we're gonna get a Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 !!! Awesome !!! Now we've got 3 out of 4 Robins in check :D Red Hood will pair up with Arsenal (former Green Arrow sidekick) and Starfire! Pic here: http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/117/1172824/img_8458403.html

#48 Posted by BradBrains (91 posts) - - Show Bio

wait...where is huntress? : (

#49 Posted by laussica (80 posts) - - Show Bio

batgirl = excited but sad for steph

birds of prey= wtf?

catwoman= makes me so happy

batwoman= fuck yes

no gotham city sirens= D':

but plz give me a spoiler/black bat monthly... please dc?

#50 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

I love that Catwoman is just hanging out.

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