The fourth in my series of New52 women who got shafted in their own books. I didn’t care about her not being Oracle anymore because while some people felt connected to her because she proved that people in wheelchairs can also kick ass in the fight against crime, I thought it was douche-y that every male character who gets hurt gets fixed up immediately (or in the case of Aquaman they put a hook on his hand in a misguided attempt to apologize for Superfriends) but Barbara, who has the full resources of Wayne Industries at her disposal remains in the chair. The fact that she continued to fight crime just proved that Babs is ALWAYS awesome and can’t be deterred even after being paralyzed.
However, in issue one of Batgirl, it briefly mentions the killing joke and talks about how she recovered from the shooting and became a stronger person. Then when she’s confronted with a gun she freaks out. Sad Trombone.
Maybe I’ll do Amanda Waller next.