Wait! I just had a great idea! Are we Stephanie Brown fans Brownies? ... Yup, it's official.
Cassandra Cain, the second Batgirl now known as Black Bat, a mix of both situations. Of course, Cassie could have been in the New 52, but I don't remember seeing her. ...
The Convergenc concept brings the together the original DC continuity and the New 52 to creat a new universe. In short, it seems like yet again the DC editors are trying to make sense or create order out of their unnecessarily complicated multi-verse concept -- a problem that has plagued the publisher for years.
How long this will last is anyone's guess. As any experienced comic book reader can tell you, change is the only constant in the industry.
Either way, it's great to see Stephanie again.
Her frankness about who she is, what she isn't and what she can or can't do is a treat I didn't realized I'd missed. Kinda like Stephanie herself.
|To answer your question, yes, you did, Catman? Can't a girl reintroduced|
to the DC Comics Universe pee in peace?
Apparently, Stephanie has been a doctor's assistance and gave up being Batgirl during the New 52. (At least that's the retro-continuity explanation that writer Alisa Kwitney gives us, through Stephanie's words.)
|This cosplayer strikes a pose|
as the Stephanie Brown version of Batgirl.
You see, Stephanie isn't confident about her fighting skills, much less her abilities as a crimefighter.
She always has made it up as she goes along, so that makes her brief, couple panel interaction with Moth (yet another Golden/Bronze Age villain she'd never encountered) just that much cooler. Kwitney furthers this irony. Just as Red Robin and Black Bat ("trained to master nearly all forms of unarmed combat") are about to give Batgirl a refresher on fighting, she's pullled way and is chosen fight another city's champion. Guess she'll be winging it again ...!
This is where the issue ends. It's unclear whether there will be a second issue in this series; this Brownie would like to read it as I've just gotten to see Stephanie again and I want to see her back in the DC fold on a permanent basis. Regardless, it's a pleasure to see Stephanie again rocking her very cool Batgirl costume.
As I said, I hope she stays around. Can you do that for we Brownies, DC? Grade: B-