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Quarterbin Follies #20: Would a Batgirl by Any Other Name…

1bI am not one to put too much stock in what is new and popular -- give it a decade and see how it wears. This is probably obvious, since I write a column entitled "Quarterbin Follies." I mean, when was the last time you bought a comic for a quarter, fer Pete's sake? Nevertheless, I could not help but notice that Batgirl has been "in the buzz" recently. From Newsarama to Comic Book Resources, the "New 52" Batgirl series is making headlines, and frankly that breaks my heart a little. Now, I don't want to sit here and go on some sort of diatribe about what's wrong with America's comics. I don't want to lean back, prop my feet up start up a sonorous song of "back my day, blah blah blah." But I do think just maybe people are missing the point. Continue reading

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