As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics–The New 52 event of September 2011, Barbara Gordon is finally back as Batgirl!
From: DC Comics
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Alysia Yeoh, Batgirl’s roommate, is one of the highest profile trans characters in mainstream comics.
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“As ever, the book’s greatest strength is in Barbara Gordon’s characterization. With the full weight of her rogues gallery (brought together by the persistent Knightfall) bearing down on her, the physical threats she faces are the least of her worries. The Gordon family drama has reached Shakespearean heights, and after a reluctant alliance between the Commissioner and Batgirl to take down Knightfall’s hired goons, their father-daughter relationship is more tortured than ever. As Babs pulls off her cowl, the force of her father’s rejection — even if it is without the knowledge that the girl beneath is his own child — keenly pierces the heart. Somewhat less successful was the interaction between Knightfall and the resurfaced James Jr. The former has been underutilized for some time and the latter is beginning to feel like a sociopathic bad penny.” (Source: IGN)
“Gail Simone has returned Barbara Gordon to the cowl, after a miraculous end to her paralysis at the hands of the Joker — though the post-traumatic stress lingers.” (Source: New York Times)
Comicosity: “C2E2 Interview: Gail Simone on BATGIRL”