From the DC Women Kicking Ass tumblr:
Berganza: Right. The ones that really impacted people, like Death in the Family and Killing Joke. The ones that even people outside regular comic readers know. People know something happened to Barbara Gordon, that the Joker shot her. That counts.
But then Gail Simone says:
But now, everything has changed. If nearly everyone in the DCU, not just Batgirl but almost everyone, is now at a much earlier stage in their career, then my main objection no longer applies, because we are seeing Barbara at an earlier starting point.
I’m thinking that Keith and Daniel are right and that comics should be published in arcs, get rid of numbering, get rid of canon and continuity and just concentrate on telling cool stories with your IP.
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