Trivia / Batgirl (2011)

  • Executive Meddling: It's probably fair to say the pre-Burnside Batgirl issues were working under a fair few edicts.
    • Barbara was initially not allowed to wear glasses or use computers. Gail Simone also mentioned that she had to fight hard just to let friends/allies Nightwing and Black Canary make appearances. It's possible these were put into place in order to divorce Barbara from her "Oracle" identity, since then-current continuity has it that she was never a superhero between her injury and recovery. (Although this later got Retconnned in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey)
    • Also, the whole reason she's doing this "walking" thing again. Word of God is that Gail Simone only took the book because she was afraid someone else would mishandle Barbara's recovery.
    • Gail Simone stated that she was forced to make the book grim and gritty much to her frustration.note  She then decided to quit, but a new editor was hired and he encouraged the new creative team to make the title fun.
  • Line to God: Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher have a Tumblr blog called Batgirl of Burnside, where they post fan art and answer questions.