The Killing Joke Change That Is Making Batgirl Fans Livid (SPOILERS)

The Killing Joke was already a controversial comic book. Being adapted into an animated movie by DC Comics there was the suggestion that changes might be made. Barbara Gordon would be seen as Batgirl. She would have more agency. It would change the tone.

Barbara Gordon would be seen as Batgirl. She would have more agency. It would change the tone.

But as well as Batgirl being inserted into The Killing Joke, it seems Batman has inserted himself into Batgirl.

You know, people didn’t like this when it was Catwoman…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RrkHmYpVAw

“It was just sex for god’s sake, it doesn’t have to mean anything. Not like we have to care, I don’t care, you don’t care, let’s just go back how it was. That’s all. Please…”

So, yes. Batman shags Batgirl. Then dumps her. And hangs up on her when she calls.

Cue the outrage.


https://twitter.com/thalestral/status/756573898062397441
https://twitter.com/CamachoJess/status/756569645356908544


https://twitter.com/MajorJaxBriggs/status/756618516862730240


https://twitter.com/thewelshqueen/status/756614392263958528
https://twitter.com/CamachoJess/status/756614209916526592

And for some there is professional blowback..

https://twitter.com/steve_lieber/status/756569210273357824

Of course, some have been wanting this to happen for a very long time…

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About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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