If you’re a fan of Stephanie Brown and want to tell DC that you would like to see the character in their comics, today’s a pretty good day to do it.
You can go visit the DC Facebook page and tell them:
or you could Tweet out your support to @dccomics using…
You know, Cass fans have been talking about a campaign for showing support for her by buying Batgirl #1 on Comixology. It would be neat if instead of just complaining to DC there were a similar campaign for Steph, mass-buying her own Batgirl #1. Or alternatively we could get them both simultaneously.
Honestly, I think Cass and Steph should both be Batgirl. It’s a shame that DC is insisting right now that there can only be one character in any given role, usually the most “iconic” one. (IE the one who was around when most of the current creators were kids, as opposed to the ones who are actually “iconic” for people younger than 30 because of cartoons and such.) Not only does that make it harder to fit in more diverse characters, it also ignores one of the DCU’s unique strengths: the ability for different characters to share the same role. This might make things more confusing but it also gives the universe much more richness and depth, which would actually be attractive to new readers.
It’s worth noting that one of DC’s biggest successes, Johns’s Green Lantern, is the complete opposite of that trend. Yes, bringing Hal back fits his general tendency to revert things to the Satellite League era, but he respected all the different Green Lanterns and gave them a meaningful role. When DC got rid of the Corps and left only one Lantern, the sales were reasonable but it was never a huge hit. When the Corps came back and then Johns started introducing all these weird new Corps, Green Lantern lit the sales charts on fire.
In short, given the right creative team, I for one would buy the heck out of “Batgirl Inc.”