Batgirl of Burnside paper cut-out
I wanted to join in on the all the new Batgirl costume fan art fun, but obviously had to join the party rather late. Let’s just say that if Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr had to create their Barbara Gordon out of paper cut-outs, they probably would’ve skimped on some of the details.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time to give this a shot, since I make all my superhero cut-outs for my five year-old-son’s bedroom wall, and he already has a Batgirl. Plus, his knowledge of the characters largely comes from the cartoons, while this design has yet to even appear in print. So I wasn’t sure if he’d go for it. But I showed the publicity pics of the new costume to him, asked if he thought they were cool (“yeah”), asked him if he’d like one like it on his wall (“yeah”), and that was it. Just a lot of drawing, cutting, and pasting after that.
I love the new design. It’s a great look, but even more than that I love what it says about the direction Stewart, Tarr, and Brendan Fletcher are taking the character. Between the fashionable costume, the bathroom selfie, and OMG a Bat-character is actually smiling, it tells me all I need to know about what to expect come issue 35, even without reading Stewart’s interviews. This is the look of a comic that promises fun and adventure. Which just so happen to be the two main things I look for out of my superhero comics these days.
So you can bet I’ll be picking up a copy in October. (And by “picking up a copy”, I mean “pressing the download button on the DC Comics app”).