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Oracle, 1989 - 2011: Farewell To DC Comics’ Disabled Heroine

Next week’s release of Justice League #1 marks the beginning of a new era for DC Comics, whose superhero titles and characters will throughout September undergo a radical reconfiguration where many will be newly created, relaunched, reimagined or even abandoned. Among the casualties will be Oracle — aka Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl —a superhero who uses a wheelchair. Her appearance in this week’s Batman Incorporated #8 is presumably Barbara’s final adventure as the handicapped über-hacker Oracle, a role she’s filled since 1989 and one that’s since become one of the most beloved and culturally significant in superhero comics. Barbara will return fully mobile as the title character in Batgirl #1.
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comicsalliance:

Oracle, 1989 - 2011: Farewell To DC Comics’ Disabled Heroine

Next week’s release of Justice League #1 marks the beginning of a new era for DC Comics, whose superhero titles and characters will throughout September undergo a radical reconfiguration where many will be newly created, relaunched, reimagined or even abandoned. Among the casualties will be Oracle — aka Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl —a superhero who uses a wheelchair. Her appearance in this week’s Batman Incorporated #8 is presumably Barbara’s final adventure as the handicapped über-hacker Oracle, a role she’s filled since 1989 and one that’s since become one of the most beloved and culturally significant in superhero comics. Barbara will return fully mobile as the title character in Batgirl #1.

Read more at ComicsAlliance.

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