On Thursday, DC Comics announced that Barbara Gordon is getting a drastic new look, after a story in which she loses everything in a fire and must rebuild her life. Where does the young heroine decide to set up shop? In Burnside of course, Gotham's trendy neighborhood that's populated by young professionals and artists.
In other words: Brooklyn.
“That’s where we kick off our run,” co-writer Brenden Fletcher told MTV. “Introducing this part of the city known for expensive coffee, fixie bikes, vintage shops and breakout bands.”
Of course, if Batgirl is going to fight crime in the Capital of Cool, she'll have to look the part. That's where her new leather jacket and track pants come in, courtesy of illustrator Babs Tarr.
The new series will see its first issue released on October 8, with Batgirl #35. Prediction for her first adventure? Batgirl discovers that a local chef's pork belly isn't actually farm-to-table as advertised, and all hell breaks loose. We can't wait. (Entertainment Weekly)