Alright Bat-Fans, it’s time for some good news. DC’s freshest talent have delivered us a brand-new Batgirl redesign full of radness and wonder. Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher are taking over the writing, with Rooftop Regular(!) Babs Tarr on interior arts, starting with issue #35. This is beyond exceptional news. With these creators, DC has just rejuvenated our idea of what kind of talent they’re seeking, and where they’re willing to move with costume design.
This look, a collaboration from Babs and Cameron, features such wonderful clarity and control. The overall vibe reminds me of the jacketed look of my first Batgirl redesign (don’t look at it, it was ages ago), which helped launch this entire enterprise here at P:R, but this has so much more detail and cleverness. It’s physical. It’s stylish. It’s practical at every level. The over-the-ears cowl, the snap-away cape, everything about this new Batgirl is wicked. This is a 10 out of 10 Rooftop Review right here.