From issue 26 Barbara Gordon/ Batgirl will not only be getting a new creative team, she’ll also be getting a new costume. Mairghread Scott will be writing the series whilst art will be done by Paul Pelletier.
Issue 26 cover art drawn by Sean Gordon Murphy
Scott told Polygon “This is supposed to be a version of the costume that she was working on when she still lived with her dad, That’s why it looks so much like her original Batgirl: Year One outfit — like, she’s with her dad. She can’t get out back to Burnside, and this is like the emergency. So the version that she was working on [back in the day] that she had stashed here just in case. It helps us with the story a little bit too, because it’s a little less bright — we wanted her to be more stealthy, and we want her to be able to integrate some more tech with the belt.”
Sean Murphy also designed the new costume.
Batgirl #26 – “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.
Batgirl #26 will hit shelves August 22nd.