Barbara Gordon redefined what it meant to be a self-made hero when she crafted her own costume and joined Batman's crusade right under her father’s nose.
The mean streets of Gotham City have a number of guardian angels watching over them. And one of the first—the young woman who turned the Dynamic Duo into the Batman family—was Batgirl. Barbara Gordon has always existed between two worlds: her life at home as the only daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon and her life swinging from gargoyles as an associate of the Dark Knight and a founding member of the Birds of Prey.
Though the two halves of her life don’t always mesh, she stays true to the things she believes in. A genius-level hacker and information broker, and an expert martial artist, Babs has, like her namesake, proven to be a fierce survivor, and one of Gotham’s most cherished protectors.
For more on Batgirl's history, visit her page on DCUniverse.com.
Gotham Gazette: A New Team Rises
Greeting citizens of Gotham! Meg Downey is off on a secret mission, so I’ve been entrusted with the printing press here at the Gotham Gazette, and not a moment too soon. The city...
After Batgirl’s discovery of the Terrible Trio’s bid to control the Gotham underworld, she’s immediately off to investigate—starting with the group’s muscle…the Shark!
First Look: Batgirl's Burnside Past Returns to Haunt HerBarbara Gordon finds herself at odds with the Terrible Trio, as the animalistic Burnside baddies make a push into Gotham in this Batgirl #34 sneak peek.
Batman, a History of Heroics: 1980s-1990s
The 1980s was arguably the most consequential decade for Batman since his debut, with the release of three of his most widely read and influential storylines and the debut of his...
LEGO DC: Batman - Family Matters - Official Trailer
Batman, Robin and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart in LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters, the latest animated adventure in the LEGO DC series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and the LEGO Group, this new full-length...
Batman in Animation - "Calling All Heroes"
Batman is celebrating his 80th Anniversary this year and has accomplished a lot since his debut...especially in the realm of animation! Enjoy this special animation montage assembled in celebration of Batman's latest milestone, and featuring footage from Batman: The Animated Series, The...
Batman's Birthday Dance Party
Who says the Dark Knight doesn't dance? Batman celebrated his big birthday this weekend with a blowout featuring friends, family, a Batman-themed cake and a dance party to rival the biggest club in Gotham. Enjoy this special animated anniversary clip featuring some of Gotham's most infamous...
Heroes in Crisis: More and More Mysterious
With only two more issues of Heroes in Crisis left after this week’s issue #7,...