Comic book continuity is kind of like the Superbowl: If you know what’s going on, you care, and if you don’t, it’s just a bunch of very fit folks wearing tight costumes, running around and occasionally slamming into one another. So, when I got the chance to write a part of DC’s big convergence crossover, I was hoping to write a story that would satisfy die hard fans of the characters, but would also work for people who didn’t know Gorilla Grodd from an offensive lineman. So, if you’re a fan: Yes, that’s Stephanie Brown/Batgirl, Cassandra Cain/The Black Bat and Tim Drake/Red Robin, reunited at last! And, if you’re new to comics and/or superheroes: This is a two part story about a young woman who gave up the cape and mask and started a new life — only to discover that she has been chosen to fight as one of her city’s champions. In order to have a chance at winning, she’ll have to deal with some unresolved issues from the past — including her feelings for her ex-boyfriend.
I just wanted to say, as someone unfamiliar with your work, I was uncertain what to expect with the one Convergence book I’m looking forward to the most (and one of the few I’m actually going to purchase). That, and how certain past editorial and/or executive mandates have ruined the characters included in this book, regardless of author’s intent.
But with your description above, I am put more at ease. This may be the last I see of Cassie (my favorite Batgirl), Stephanie (grew on me in the role), and Tim Drake without the stain of the New52, and I look forward to the story you’ve provided.
And if there’s anything I don’t like, I’ll just blame Dan Didio. *rimshot*
Thank you, and good day.