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Batgirl Event!

I’m going to be at my local comic book store, Alterniverse, this Wednesday, April 8, between 5:30 and 7:30 pm, so come by if you’d like to say hello, ask me any Stephanie Brown or Cassandra Cain questions, or would like your copy signed. Alterniverse is located at Rockledge Plaza, 1164 Rte 9G #6, Hyde Park, NY (845) 233-4234

Convergence: Batgirl

Convergence: Batgirl #1 Cover

Convergence: Batgirl #1 Cover

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.


Batgirl Art

So, I’ve spent the weekend putting finishing touches on my second Batgirl script (translation, trying to make sure I haven’t screwed anything up in the overarching continuity) and now, at last, I think I am done. To celebrate, I am posting some art by the wonderful Rick Leonardi, who is brilliant at pointing out little things that make me think, “Wow, I should really have thought of that.”

Batgirl News

Sorry I’ve been so late in posting something — I’ve been adjusting to a new, busier schedule of teaching in addition to writing and editing. Also, my dog and cat are getting so old that I’m remembering what it was like to have babies (up all night, burst of panic over small, strange sounds, cleaning up various effluvia).

On the writing side, I can now officially talk about my two-part Batgirl story, which is part of the big DC Comics Convergence Event. More info hereĀ»

This is Stephanie Bond Batgirl, not Barbara Gordon Batgirl, by the way. Cassandra Cain (Black Bat) and Tim Drake (Red Robin) are also involved, as is Catman and Gorilla Grodd. I’ll see if I can post some art soon…