INTERVIEW: "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" Hunt Rebirth's Oracle
In the six days since DC Comics announced the new Batgirl creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr, Tumblr has been inundated with fan art inspired by the new costume (designed by Stewart and Tarr) — so much so that Batgirl of Burnside, “an (un)official blog for the DC Comics series,” has been launched, serving as a clearinghouse of sorts.
Stewart, who runs the blog, admitted there’s so much art that he’s having trouble keeping up with it. Asked how he felt about the response to the design, he wrote, “I am overwhelmed and ecstatic and grateful and vindicated. I couldn’t be happier with the tidal wave of support and sincere joy that’s come our way, the (literally) hundreds of pieces of fan art that are being breathlessly drawn faster than I can look at them, the cosplayers already choosing fabrics and causing yellow Dr Martens boots to sell out online. The huge response is a clear sign that despite our detractors we’ve really tapped into something that was waiting to explode.”
But Stewart has also contributed a piece of his own, a four-panel strip in which Batgirl (sporting her new threads, of course) reminds excited fans to order Issue 35, and tells them how. On his own blog, he also spotlight some of the fan art that’s caught his eye.
Batgirl #35, featuring the new creative team, new costume and new setting, goes on sale Oct. 8.