Actually, Batgirl has been around comics for 60 years, but the most well-known Batgirl, Barbara Gordon has graced the comic book pages, TV, and movies for 50 years. Throughout the years, Batgirl had made various costume changes, and other women besides Barbara Gordon had don the cape and cowl. Since Batgirl’s creation, she has been a fan favorite in the DC Comics Universe. Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl was inspired by the popularity of Catwoman in the 1966- 1968 television show, Batman.
I remember well when Yvonne Craig played Batgirl, the TV show presented her well. She was beautiful, smart, and it was fun to see her reveal her hidden room- to change into the valiant heroine. She made a fun adddition to the show, and a nice companion in helping Batman and Robin in the fight against Batman’s famous gallery of villains. The website Fun.com has created an infographic celebrating Batgirl. Please enjoy the story of Batgirl below, and the various changes she had gone through in her history.
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