Barbara Gordon Runs Again

I first saw this book on holiday in Sydney last year when it was released. I’m a big fan of artist Adam Hughes and his gorgeous covers for DC Comics over the years. This 208 page book, entitled Cover Run features his best work of Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Power Girl and co. It was the (obviously fake) quotes of some of these superheroines on the back cover that got my attention however, including the bold one below from Barbara Gordon.

Barbara was the original Batgirl until she retired and was then shot by The Joker in the spine in the classic one-shot The KIlling Joke in 1988. She then became the wheelchair bound Oracle and has been an integral part of the DC Universe for the last 2 decades. You see the quote they made up for her though? Just bad taste really. Now, though, with DC’s September relaunch including Babs returning to her walking, running and jumping phase as Batgirl (complete with a Hughes cover), the questionable quote is proving to be farsighted.

Of course, it is a pretty book, as this video attests.

The New Justice League

And here it is, the first (leaked) image of the new JLA come September, or rather August 31 when the series relaunches. We have the usual Big Seven, but with Cyborg replacing Martian Manhunter. There’s 8 other characters in the background, including Deadman, Hawkman, Firestorm and more, meaning the JLA will continue its usual changing roster. I actually like this, even though I think The Flash’s boots still look clunky, but Jim Lee can make anything look good.