Artemisia wrote: EagleEye wrote:
Mr. Brightside wrote::shock:
"Naïve" and "Oracle" are not concepts that go well together in my head, even if she's gone back to the cowl.
Agreed. It's funny, but Barbara Gordon as Batgirl is hardly a "newbie". She was fighting crime in a batsuit years before Batwoman came into existence, and then spent even more time as Oracle. So that part doesn't really make sense.
I still enjoyed the comic, though.
Given how often all of it's been retconned, restarted, reimagined, and so forth. . .Barbara Gordon is not only a newbie, she's also her own mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and daughter.
Ahahahahahahaha. That's an excellent point, and it must make for a relatively small (and extremely awkward) Gordon family reunion.
Captain LeBubbles wrote:She did say it was a fan's rendition. Said fan could have been working on limited information, and exaggerating what they saw. (Faust gave us Friendship is Magic, which is a wonderful thing, so I'm inclined to have a little faith in her- though to be fair, I don't follow DC, so I'm not nearly as invested in these characters as some of the others of you? But I do trust Faust, so I recommend having a look at the show itself before going all OMGOOC or whatever. Not that you were... I just remember the whole My Little Homophobic Smartshaming whatever blablabla debacle that came from someone only seeing a tiny bit- and only what they wanted to see in that. Call it a pre-emptive strike? I'ma stop now, I'm just confusing myself.)
That's fair. I haven't seen the show, so it's possible that Barbara Gordon in that continuity IS a newbie (although I find that difficult to imagine). Even if she's not, it's still an awesome comic, and I'm not anywhere near enough of a comic nerd (I haven't read that many) to be upset by it. Plus I'm really excited about Batwoman (I read the first few comics) and her backstory and the fact that she is a lesbian but that's not the be-all, end-all of her character, so I don't mind if she gets to be the knowledgeable experienced one.