Thanks to the New York Post we get our first official preview to Batgirl #1 and it appears that the promise of The Killing Joke remaining in continuity is being kept.
The article itself doesn’t contain any new information, just a well thought out title “She’s Bat in action!” and a peculiar line about fans “taken to petitions and protests aimed at keeping Barbara out of the Bat family” – the “petitions and protests” seemed to be aimed more at Harley Quinn’s defense and she never left the “Bat family.”
The most telling news though, it looks like the events in The Killing Joke (Joker paralyzing Barbara) will in fact remain in continuity. No mention of Oracle that I could see though.
*apologies for the low res quality of the pictures, this is how they came*
Batgirl #1 comes out September 7, 2011, is written by Gail Simone with art by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes and was one of 10 titles picked in our Where To Start Reading: The DC Comics Relaunch.
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