thespis: ([batgirl] steph yay!)
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So, I mentioned in my last post how much I missed Oracle and all her awesome. Here's a tribute to another favourite of mine, who I've also been sorely missing in the DCnU.

Batgirl #3: Steph proves her mettle as Batgirl, fighting on through hallucinations induced by Scarecrow's drugs.

And the birth of Team Batgirl:

Batgirl #4: Because it always makes me laugh.

Batgirl #5. Every scene involving Damian and Steph is pure gold, I swear to god.

Batgirl #10: Steph runs into Nick Gage (who has only ever met her as Batgirl), tries to go for the cryptic double-talk, and ends up completely weirding him out. Bahaha. Oh Steph, ilu.

Batgirl #15: Because lol. Just lol.

Batgirl #17: Steph trying to teach Damian how to be a kid. D'awwww.

Batgirl #20: After a shaky start to her day-saving...

...Steph save the day with a combination of quick wits and some handy magnetic gooperangs.

Batgirl #24: Am I a hopeless softy if I admit that this issue still makes me tear up every time I read it? Because it totally does. I was, and still am, so bitterly disappointed that this comic was cut short prematurely - and right in the middle of a story arc, no less - but in spite of the shittiness of the circumstances, I don't think Bryan Q. Miller could have given Steph a better send-off.

One of my favourite little scenes from Steph's Black Mercy-induced hallucinations. I hadn't realised how often Nell (the adorable ten-year-old African American girl, here depicted as Future!Batgirl) appeared in the comics till I began re-reading them. I think she must pop up at least three times over the course of the series (four times, including this issue).

And this. Just. This scene. I want to hug this scene.

Date: 2012-03-15 06:03 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
I never read her seires, but Cass will always have be my Batgirl... casue she has an 2 two issue crush on Superboy and in his book is when I first learned about her...

Date: 2012-03-15 06:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
Oh man, Steph will always be my Batgirl. I loved Cass and all, and Barbara is great, but Stephanie just had fun with it. She was fun, funny, and totally bad-ass. I can't wait for trades.

Date: 2012-03-15 06:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] maxisanacorn
See this whole Scarecrow as Spoiler segment is evidence enough how Steph deserved to be Batgirl.

UGH REBOOT. Babs Batgirl has yet to show any such empowerment compared to that scene. It's nostalgic jam on grimdark toast. It really doesn't work very well.

Date: 2012-03-15 06:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junkurosu
Steph is my Batgirl despite knowing about Babs.

Stephanie just makes me want to be her because no matter how bad the situation is, Batgirl!Steph always pulls through.

Date: 2012-03-15 06:51 am (UTC)
atom_punk: (pic#2714368)
From: [personal profile] atom_punk
See I'm always on the fence about my favorite Batgirl.

I knew Babs from the BTAS cartoon in the 90's, which I loved and was essentially my intro into comics. Then when I started reading comics I learned about Oracle. Shot, paralyzed, and she is still a hero, refusing to let herself be defined by her injury.

I knew Cass once I got into comics for the first time and loved her complex character. Not saying that other Bat-family members aren't complex but she was different. Looking for redemption, looking for purpose, looking to help rather than seeking vengeance like Bruce.

I knew Steph from well, Cass' Batgirl, then her own debut as Batgirl. Again a different kind of character. Wanting to see justice done, but also relishing how cool everything she experiences is.

Sigh. The Batgirls. Ladies after my own heart

Date: 2012-03-15 07:03 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
I continue to love that electro-neon Nightwing outfit.

Date: 2012-03-15 07:43 am (UTC)
salinea: Sansa squeeing (<3)
From: [personal profile] salinea

Date: 2012-03-15 08:31 am (UTC)
eyz: (Babs)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Things I miss and that are seriously lacking in the current Batgirl title:
- humor
- fun light hearted stories
- team Batgirl!
- teen superhero-kind of stories
- Detective Gage
- Wendy
- a billion times STEPH!!! ~<3

Date: 2012-03-15 08:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
The touchdown dance wins so goddamn much.

Stupid reboot.

Date: 2012-03-15 01:34 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Gurren Lagann)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
Another rallying cry of support for Steph Batgirl and Fun comics!

Date: 2012-03-15 04:52 pm (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
I love both Cass and Steph equally. They both had good qualities about being Batgirl about them. I've yet to find anything in Babs' return and that is the true tragedy.

Date: 2012-03-15 05:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
I hate reading this stuff. After so many years of being a quasy-annoying C-lister and the grimdark mess that was War Games somebody finally built Steph up right.

I loved Cass as Black Bat(dumb name but still) and her relationship with Steph and Tim
I loved Steph as Batgirl, especially her relation with Oracle and Damien.

and now its all gone.....stupid reboot.

Date: 2012-03-15 09:08 pm (UTC)
mommy: Arshtat; Suikoden V (Default)
From: [personal profile] mommy
Steph will always be one of my favorite DC characters, right up there with Connor Hawke and Jaime's mom. I love Steph when she bricked Tim in the face, when she made her own choices regarding her pregnancy, and when she stood up to Batman repeatedly during her Spoiler days. Her run as Batgirl was a breath of fresh air during an era of angstypants grimsuck.

Date: 2012-03-16 12:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
*sigh*..this just reminds me of an awesome series and character lost in the shuffle of the new 52... On another note, the pages with her mom reminds me of the episode of the Batman Animated series where Barbara had the fear induced nightmare about her death..and when she had her convo with her dad at the end, something he said to her made it clear, at least for me, that he already knows she's Batgirl.

Date: 2012-03-16 01:38 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Sad (We'll meet again Tiger)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
brb crying FOREVER! *does the district 12 Salute* WE miss you Steph...

Date: 2012-03-16 04:26 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Huh, never seen that Future Batgirl and Future Night... Bat... wing before. Are they from the Beyond time?

And did we ever get any sort of backstory for Steph vacating the Batgirl suit?

Date: 2012-03-16 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cyberxigbar
So, um.... that noose around Scarecrow's neck. Did anyone ever tug on it in the old DCU?

And that last page has got to be one of my favorite pages in this series.

Date: 2013-03-16 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
I'm still kind of reluctant to begin Steph's Batgirl series... I tried reading the first arc, and was kind of turned off by how Scarecrow was portrayed as a crazy thug with fear gas.

But then, I've read pretty much everything else Steph's been in, and more or less loved it. So maybe I should begin... knowing that it all builds up to this finale might just make it all worthwhile...


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