This Week Barbara Loses The Cape – Batgirl #26 Preview

Batgirl is getting a new look, as seen in next month’s Batgirl. But we have one issue left to go…

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Sean Murphy
“Art of the Crime” part one. During a high-speed chase with murderous art thief Grotesque, the villain K.O.’s Batgirl with a souped-up stun gun that temporarily fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened up-and so does Grotesque. In Shops: Aug 29, 2018 SRP: $3.99

But why – in continuity – will she go through such a change? Well, this preview of Batgirl #26 by Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier gives you an inkling… In the immortal words of Edna Mode, ‘no capes’.

I mean she will get a cape. But it’s the end of the line for this one…

Also there are no other ongoing DCU titles out this week. Just Hanna Barbera specials and annuals. Batgirl may rule the roost…

No capes…. now how is the rest of the costume going to be destroyed? Are we sure we’re not reading an issue of Empowered by mistake?

About Rich Johnston

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

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