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Special Order – takes 3-4 weeks! 1967-77. Recommended. Art by Infantino, Anderson & Sid Greene, Gil Kane, Curt Swan, Frank Robbins, Don Heck et al. Beginning with the “million-dollar” debut of Barbara Gordon in 1967, when editor Julius Schwartz brought in his “A” team to make over Batman in Detective Comics–this collects Batgirl features from Detective, Batman and Batman Family issues. It also features stories by Gardner Fox and Bob Rozakis, and art by Mike Grell. Batgirl started her vigilante career when mild-mannered librarian Barbara Gordon, daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon, attended a costume party gone awry. It wasn’t long before the teenage genius crime-fighter became a regular feature of Batman’s world. DC, 2017.

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Beginning with the “million-dollar” debut of Barbara Gordon in 1967, when editor Julius Schwartz brought in his “A” team to make over Batman in Detective Comics–this collects Batgirl features from Detective, Batman and Batman Family issues. It also features stories by Gardner Fox and Bob Rozakis, and art by Mike Grell. Batgirl started her vigilante career when mild-mannered librarian Barbara Gordon, daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon, attended a costume party gone awry. It wasn’t long before the teenage genius crime-fighter became a regular feature of Batman’s world.

The Batman and Detective titles were near cancellation when DC decided to devote their best talent to resurrecting the book. Julius Schwartz, the editor behind the Silver Age resurrections of The Flash and Batman, and who helped created the much loved Adam Strange, was told to make it so. He took his best artists off of Adam Strange–Murphy Anderson and Carmine Infantino–and the rest is history. And he also pulled in Gil Kane (who was doing Green Lantern at the time) to do the interior art following Infantino & Anderson’s run. The result is some fine, fine comics to look at, that are also fun to read.

Batgirl has a bit of that Harley Quinn thing, being out of the ordinary in the Batman arena. She wasn’t a bad girl in the least, but she certainly got into Batman’s carefully protected space and at times was even a problem to the caped crusader. But she was so damned cute, and earned her spurs as one of DC’s favorite heroines. Here are all those early stories, as DC collects here entire Bronze Age tales beginning in this 500-page volume.

Collects Detective Comics #359, 363, 369, 371, 384, 385, 388, 389, 392, 393, 396, 397, 400, 401, 404-424; Batman #197; and Batman Family #1, 3-7, 9-11.

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