DC announces all-new Batgirl creative team and shows off new Batgirl costume

I've got to go fight crime but first, let me take a selfie!

Seems like every day we’re learning more and more about big changes coming to the New 52 this October and today DC Comics told MTV that Gail Simone will soon be leaving Batgirl for a brand-new, yet-to-be-named series. However, Simone won’t be the only one leaving the title. Batgirl will be getting an entirely new creative team with writers Cameron Stewart (Batman Inc., The Multiversity) & Brenden Fletcher (Wednesday Comics) and artist Babs Tarr (Yes, Babs will draw Babs).

Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes… so when a fire destroys everything she owned, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life — and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl… and discovers all-new threats preying on her peers!

BATGIRL #35 arrives on October 8th.

You can read the full interview with the new creative team over at MTV.com. Stewart and Fletcher discuss how they’ll be giving the book a lighter tone, Babs something to do when she’s not Batgirl, dressing her in a more practical uniform, and more. Basically, it sounds like they’ll be turning the series into what I always wanted it to be before I handed reviews over to Elena Carrillo.