The second in my Tough Ladies column over at Part Time Monster. This one is about Batgirl.
Welcome back, everyone. Today, I want to accompany my Batman work over at Sourcerer by laying down a few of my thoughts on the character of Batgirl and her history . I know that there have been several Batgirls over the years, but I want to focus on the original (and current), Barbara Gordon, and my personal favorite, Stephanie Brown.
Believe it or not, the Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl (technically not the first, but pretty much the original in current continuity), came about first in the 1966 Batman television series before being introduced into the comic books themselves. Barbara has seen it all since her creation; she is one of those characters who has watched the DC Universe grow and evolve from the Silver Age (which began in 1956 with the introduction of the Flash most people are familiar…
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