“[WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for “Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth” #1]
While the two heaviest hitters of the DC Comics Universe, Batman and Superman have already made their invigorated return to their roots debuts as part of the DC Comics Rebirth, it’s hard to overlook the excitement focused on just as many superheroines as heroes. Batman and Superman have enjoyed the medium’s best talents from the very start, but with bold new directions promised by the creative teams behind “Wonder Woman” (including hints at Diana’s sexuality), “Batgirl” (headed around the world, literally), Superwoman (Lois Lane getting her time to shine) and Harley Quinn’s new “Suicide Squad,” there’s never been a more promising time for the ladies of the DC Universe.
And as popular a mascot as the Joker’s girlfriend may be, she’s not the only heroine the publisher is doubling down on.
Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Batgirl will be returning in not one, but two title series. And now that “Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth” #1 has been released, seasoned fans or brand new readers have a clear idea of how the two series will run alongside the other – and their first evidence of why every fan of DC’s lady leaders will want to watch as this version of the Birds of Prey gets back together… for the first time.
Confused? The first issue helps lay out the main players, their origins, relationships, and the mysterious villain setting their sights on the legacy of the entire Bat-Family…”