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Babs Walking by angryzenmaster Babs Walking by angryzenmaster
Though Bruce is still Sad Bats over his parent's death even in his new #1, Babs couldn't be happier about getting her walk on.
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Professor X has been in AND out of a wheelchair for years.......
I don't recall ever hearing any kind of fuss over that.
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EdwardX1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I'm not happy with this. 
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TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
"OK guys, it seems that we have gotten notice for being progressive, despite the fact that Frank Miller is still allowed to write female characters. How can we ruin this reputation of ours?"
"Well, let's see. Tell me a minority."
"Uh... The disabled?"
"Perfect. Who's the most famous disabled superhero?"
"That would be Barbara Gordon aka Oracle."
"Didn't Barbara use to be known as Batgirl?"
"Yeah, until the Joker shot her in The Killing Joke."
"Well, how can we use her to clearly offend the disabled?"
"Uh... give her her legs back?"
"Brilliant idea! Let's make her Batgirl again! Insult both the disabled and those with disabled friends!"
"Great! Hasn't she been disabled since 1988? 20 years of progression and back! Awesome!"
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coos111 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013

I disagree. Ok so it may be lazy writing, but it dose sound rather inspiring actually.


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EdwardX1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
You were so spot on. It's not just offensive, it's just poor writing.
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Count-KraumBurger1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they might as well gave her access to the Speed Force
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jetsetjaguar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Artist
glad too see her back
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DeeDraws Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I first saw this on memebase with the caption HATERS GONNA HATE.
zomg i love this so hard.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, cool one.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Exllcent and funny one here
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well done piece. :)

And yeah, while I can see why some folks got offended, with Oracle being a big development of disabled people in comics and all that...Babs would be happy to walk again.
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Rousalaine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Screw the haters. Babs coming back as Batgirl is the best news since Joel Schumacher was fired from making Batman movies!
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Unusualize Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I agree XD !!
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MelMelEatRice Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That's a "hater's gonna hate" walk.
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Evilness321 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I can see Babs being over the moon about being able to walk again xD
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Orenjino-taiyou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
This just makes me think of, "Haters gonna hate"
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Riddlespawn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, for the relaunch? Yeah... about that...
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bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Babs will be walking. I saw the promo art from DC. The question is; how is she walking?
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tera9 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I don't understand why everyone's so ticked off about the changes, as interesting as oracle is, I'll be glad to see Barbara back as bat girl.
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FrapJedi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
A lot of readers who are actually disabled in real life find the idea of a crippled character jumping out of her wheelchair, pulling on some tights, and doing a good ol' batusi, to be just a tad offensive. In the most positive light, it deprives those readers of a character they can relate to. In a moe realistic light, it mocks a serious medical condition in the service of a money-grab event. I'm not even crippled, and I find it offensive.
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FlashSix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
:P I love your summarisiation and agree wholly, but... The word crippled is pretty offensive in an of itself :/
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FrapJedi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
My apologies. I actually wasn't aware the word carried an offensive connotation.
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FlashSix Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
:) It's no problem, and thanks for not being an ass about it. A lot of the time it's just a cultural difference - Like the furor in the UK over the name of one of the transformers toys.
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tera9 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Ah, thanks for the explanation, I see how it could be offensive, but it is a character, I suppose I just tend to take things like that a little less seriously in comic books, but even then, as you said, oracle was a favorite of a lot of readers for various reasons.
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Saltheria Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I hate the reboot. Haaate it.
Ugh, hopefully things will be fixed in a few months at least. It's such a risky move.
Bleh.
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Gustvoc Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Great job!!!
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rider28031 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
There is so much win to this image that I can't contain my joy of seeing this. You have done a great service.
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Lady-Jellyfish Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey I don't know why everyone was in such an uproar I think its great that Babs is gonna walk again (this is coming from someone with a disability) So what if she might become batgirl for a little while, she is still awesome and no matter what I'm sure she'll stay that way. Love this pictre
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LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I do wish that they were going to keep her character development from being Oracle though. From what I've heard she's just getting rebooted back to plucky female side kick rather than still being the Birds of Prey's awesome leader chick, just able to walk again.
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Lady-Jellyfish Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student General Artist
I understnad that but with all her past accomplishments I'm sure that she will have more rank as 'Batgirl' I mean we all think of Robin as a lame sidekick at times but when Damian Wayne came into the picture the role of Robin was never more awesome. I mean we really don't know, my suggestion is just wait and see what DC does, but I do understand your concern.
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LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know that they'll do that though. I remember reading in one of the blog posts regarding the change that Gail Simone has said that her being Batgirl again doesn't mean that she was never Oracle in the new world, but she also said that she couldn't see Oracle Babs as going back to being Batgirl. It's also worth noting that Damian has usually been paired with Dick Greyson's Batman rather than Bruce Wayne's, they balance out the goofy to serious ratio there. I will probably read the first couple of issues of the new Batgirl, if only just to see how they play it out, but it's one of those things that I can't see sticking.

The change from Oracle to Batgirl also leaves me questioning what DC will do with some of their newer or more minor characters like Batwoman or the current Question.
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LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wait, they're going to make Babs walk again? What about Birds of Prey and Gail Simone's stance on Oracle?
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angryzenmaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know if anything's been confirmed yet. This image has kind of kicked off a heated discussion over on tumblr. Worth checking out:

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Kinda now have mixed feelings doing this thing.
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LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I can kind of see where DCWKA is coming from because of how few disabled superheroes there are, but they made it way too personal. At the same time though, I have to agree with some of the other posters who pointed out that Babs probably isn't going to just suddenly stop being Oracle if she gets to walk again. I'm also thinking that it won't last too long unless they give Gail Simone a really good reason.

Don't worry about it. This is the kind of thing that people are going to argue about no matter who does the art. I wouldn't let them get to you.
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angryzenmaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Unfortunately, I think I've read that Gail Simone isn't on the reboot which I think is a huge mistake. She's a terrific writer who really gets those characters. Total shame.
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Saltheria Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Ehm, actually, Gail is the one writing new Batgirl series in the reboot...
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angryzenmaster Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that's about the only aspect of this whole mess that could make it not suck. I know Gail is a huge fan of Barbara and I think she'll be able to write some good stuff.
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LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No worries, I wouldn't offer them if I didn't believe them.

Are we talking the Birds of Prey reboot or the Batgirl reboot? It would seriously suck if they just tossed her version of the Birds out.

On a more minor character level, would the reboot magic Vic Sage back to life and Renee Montoya back into the closet? DC could very easily screw up a huge number of characters and piss off various chunks of their fans.
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angryzenmaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think there's going to be some kind of Batgirl thing with the new universe which is what inspired the sketch.

Also, the DC tag line is that this new universe will be more "diverse" which could mean anything really. I'm not sure they'll be able to appease the hardcore fans, but I'm hoping they do right by the fans. I guess we'll have to wait until September. Unless, of course, they spoil everything before then.
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LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That could be linked to Batman's internet 3.0 (which I really hope they never mention again). Maybe it's something like a virtual reality?

They'll never please all of the hardcore fans. As long as they keep the fans in mind though, it should be alright. I'm just hoping that they don't completely throw out what they're doing with some of the current runs.
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angryzenmaster Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gail Simone is writing the Batgirl reboot so it seems like Babs is in good hands. But I don't know, no Oracle just seems like a huge slap in the face to a very strong fandom. But who really knows what's going on until the issues actually drop.

This internet 3.0 sounds like it would make my brain leak out of my nose.
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