Barbara Gordon is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by William Dozier, Julius Schwartz, and Carmine Infantino. At the request of the producers of the 1960s Batman television series, DC editor Schwartz called for a new female counterpart to the superhero Batman that could be introduced into publication and the third season of the show simultaneously. The character subsequently made her first comic book appearance as Batgirl in Detective Comics #359, titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" (1967), by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino. Written as the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, her civilian identity is given a doctorate in library science and she is employed as head of Got

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  • Barbara Gordon is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by William Dozier, Julius Schwartz, and Carmine Infantino. At the request of the producers of the 1960s Batman television series, DC editor Schwartz called for a new female counterpart to the superhero Batman that could be introduced into publication and the third season of the show simultaneously. The character subsequently made her first comic book appearance as Batgirl in Detective Comics #359, titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" (1967), by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino. Written as the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, her civilian identity is given a doctorate in library science and she is employed as head of Gotham City Public Library, as well as later being elected to the United States Congress. In addition to appearing in other DC publications, she receives her first starring role in Batman Family which debuted in 1975, partnered with the original Robin, Dick Grayson. In 1988, following the editorial retirement of the character's Batgirl persona in Barbara Kesel's Batgirl Special #1, Alan Moore's graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke depicts the Joker shooting her through the spinal cord in her civilian identity, resulting in paraplegia. In subsequent stories, editor Kim Yale and writer John Ostrander establish the character as a computer expert and information broker known as Oracle. Providing intelligence and computer hacking services to assist other superheroes, she makes her first appearance as Oracle in Suicide Squad #23 (1989). She is featured in the one-shot comic Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey (1996) written by Chuck Dixon, which later became the monthly title Birds of Prey starring both characters. The series depicts her as a great intellect uninhibited by her paralysis, skilled in the martial art of eskrima. Employing Black Canary as her partner and field agent, Oracle later operates as the leader of a full team of female crimefighters who engage in global espionage missions, under writer Gail Simone. In 2011, following a company wide relaunch of all DC Comics titles, the character's mobility is restored and she is given a starring role in the eponymous Batgirl monthly comic, as well as Birds of Prey, as part of The New 52. Barbara Gordon is described as one of the most popular characters to appear during the Silver Age of Comic Books and is also regarded as a pop icon due to her appearances in the Batman television series and continued media exposure. She has achieved similar popularity in the Modern Age of Comic Books under the Birds of Prey publication and as a disabled icon. The character has been the subject of academic analysis concerning the roles of women, librarians and disabled people in mainstream media. The events of The Killing Joke, which led to the character's paralysis, as well as the restoration of her mobility, has been a subject of debate among comic book writers, artists, editors and readership. Viewpoints range from sexism in comic books, to the limited visibility of disabled characters and the practicality of disabled characters existing in a fictional universe where magic, technology, and medical science exceed the limitations of the real world. As both Batgirl and Oracle, Barbara Gordon has been adapted into various media relating to the Batman franchise, including television, film, animation, video games, and other merchandise. In 2011, she was ranked 17th in both Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" and IGN's "Top 100 Comic Books Heroes". (en)
  • Barbara Gordon es un personaje de DC Comics. Fue creada en 1967 a petición de los productores de la serie televisiva Batman. Originalmente era una joven bibliotecaria, hija del comisionado Gordon. Luego se unió a Batman y a Robin para luchar contra el crimen, usando el apodo de Batgirl (Batichica). Posteriormente adoptó el rol de Oráculo (Oracle en la versión original en inglés). (es)
  • Barbara Gordon è un personaggio dei fumetti creato da Gardner Fox e Carmine Infantino nel 1966, pubblicato dalla DC Comics. Fa parte dell'universo narrativo di Batman. Dal 1966 al 1986 ha indossato i panni della supereroina Batgirl; dal 1986 al 2011 è stata conosciuta come Oracolo (Oracle). Con il reboot della DC Comics, in New 52, Barbara Gordon torna a vestire i panni di Batgirl. Le sue avventure sono trattate nella sua testata personale Batgirl. Il sito web IGN ha inserito Barbara Gordon alla 17ª posizione nella classifica dei cento maggiori eroi della storia dei fumetti, dopo Rorschach e prima della Cosa. (it)
  • Barbara Gordon est un personnage de fiction appartenant à l'univers de DC Comics. Créée par Gardner Fox et Carmine Infantino, elle apparaît pour la première fois dans le comic book Detective Comics #359 en 1967. De 1967 à 1988, elle a porté le costume de Batgirl, puis à partir de 1989, ce personnage officie sous le nom d'Oracle et est en retrait de l'action, cloué sur un fauteuil roulant. La scénariste Gail Simone au début des années 2010 l'a fait réapparaître en tant que Batgirl. (fr)
  • Barbara "Babs" Gordon is een personage uit de strips van DC Comics, en dan met name de Batman-strips. Ze werd bedacht door Gardner Fox en Carmine Infantino. Van 1966 t/m 1988 was zij Batgirl. Tegenwoordig staat ze bekend als “Oracle”. Barbara Gordons versie van Batgirl is een van DC Comics’ meest herkenbare superheldinnen. (nl)
  • バーバラ・ゴードンはDCコミックが出版するコミックブックに登場する架空のスーパーヒーローである。 (ja)
  • Bárbara Gordon é uma personagem fictícia da empresa norte-americana de Quadrinhos (banda desenhada, em Portugal) DC Comics. Bárbara atuou como a super-heróina conhecida por Batgirl de 1967 até 1988, quando passou a ser conhecida por Oráculo, manto que ela abandonou quando voltou a andar, em seguida voltando a ser a Batgirl. (pt)
  • Barbara Gordon – postać komiksowa stworzona przez Gardnera Foksa i Carmine’a Infanttino, debiutująca w styczniu 1967 roku w 359. numerze Detective Comics. Córka komisarza Jamesa Gordona, członkini Ptaków Nocy i drużyny Batmana. Gordon posiada dwie superbohaterskie tożsamości – debiutowała jako Batgirl, pomocniczka Batmana, jednak kiedy została przykuta do wózka inwalidzkiego po tym, jak Joker strzelił jej w kręgosłup, zaczęła działać jako Wyrocznia, dostarczając Wayne’owi rozmaitych informacji. (pl)
  • 芭芭拉·高登(英语:Barbara Gordon),是DC漫畫中出现的虛構超級英雄,由William Dozier、Julius Schwartz和卡邁恩·因凡蒂諾所創作,首次登場於《偵探漫畫》#359(1967年1月)。 在IGN的史上最受歡迎的100名超級英雄中,她名列第十七名。同時也在漫畫史上100名性感女性中榜上有名。 (zh)
  • Барбара Гордон (англ. Barbara Gordon) — вымышленный персонаж серий комиксов, выпускаемых DC Comics. Персонаж был создан Гарднером Фоксом и Кармине Инфантино и впервые появился в качестве Бэтгёрл в Detective Comics #359. Барбара — приёмная дочь Джеймса Гордона, комиссара полиции Готэм-сити. (ru)
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  • Batgirl, Amy Beddoes, Oracle
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  • Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Cover of Legends of the DC Universe #10 ; art by Kevin Nowlan.
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  • Detective Comics #359
  • Suicide Squad #23
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  • *Genius-level intellect *Highly skilled martial artist and hand to hand combatant *Highly skilled in computer science and computer hacking *Expert detective
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  • "One could argue that curing Barbara and allowing her to be Batgirl again would simply allow her to do more good fighting crime than she ever could in a wheelchair, but then you look insensitive to the ability and usefulness she has in other capacities as Oracle. Conversely, you could say that removing Barbara from her wheelchair drastically alters her character, but then wouldn't that indicate that this is a character defined by her handicap? This begs the question [sic] of why so many fans adore her: is it because she's a bold and daring leader that rivals the Calculator in brains? Or is it because she's all of that, but stuck in a wheelchair? Think about the question, and surely many of you will find an answer you don't like."
  • "Without much fanfare, Barbara Gordon has become the most popular handicapped character since Charles Xavier ... There WAS some idea of her being a role model ... We wanted her to cope with what had happened to her and becoming, in many ways, more effective as Oracle than she ever was as Batgirl. And we knew that others with disabilities might look at her and feel good reading about her ... I don't think people 'dance around' her disabilities as they don't want to focus on them, but on her character. These shouldn't be stories about a disabled person; they are stories about a compelling fascinating character who HAPPENS to be in a wheelchair and I think that's correct. Barbara isn't her handicap; there's more to her than that."
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  • —Joey Esposito, CraveOnline, 2009
  • —John Ostrander, Comic Book Resources
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  • Barbara Gordon es un personaje de DC Comics. Fue creada en 1967 a petición de los productores de la serie televisiva Batman. Originalmente era una joven bibliotecaria, hija del comisionado Gordon. Luego se unió a Batman y a Robin para luchar contra el crimen, usando el apodo de Batgirl (Batichica). Posteriormente adoptó el rol de Oráculo (Oracle en la versión original en inglés). (es)
  • Barbara Gordon est un personnage de fiction appartenant à l'univers de DC Comics. Créée par Gardner Fox et Carmine Infantino, elle apparaît pour la première fois dans le comic book Detective Comics #359 en 1967. De 1967 à 1988, elle a porté le costume de Batgirl, puis à partir de 1989, ce personnage officie sous le nom d'Oracle et est en retrait de l'action, cloué sur un fauteuil roulant. La scénariste Gail Simone au début des années 2010 l'a fait réapparaître en tant que Batgirl. (fr)
  • Barbara "Babs" Gordon is een personage uit de strips van DC Comics, en dan met name de Batman-strips. Ze werd bedacht door Gardner Fox en Carmine Infantino. Van 1966 t/m 1988 was zij Batgirl. Tegenwoordig staat ze bekend als “Oracle”. Barbara Gordons versie van Batgirl is een van DC Comics’ meest herkenbare superheldinnen. (nl)
  • バーバラ・ゴードンはDCコミックが出版するコミックブックに登場する架空のスーパーヒーローである。 (ja)
  • Bárbara Gordon é uma personagem fictícia da empresa norte-americana de Quadrinhos (banda desenhada, em Portugal) DC Comics. Bárbara atuou como a super-heróina conhecida por Batgirl de 1967 até 1988, quando passou a ser conhecida por Oráculo, manto que ela abandonou quando voltou a andar, em seguida voltando a ser a Batgirl. (pt)
  • Barbara Gordon – postać komiksowa stworzona przez Gardnera Foksa i Carmine’a Infanttino, debiutująca w styczniu 1967 roku w 359. numerze Detective Comics. Córka komisarza Jamesa Gordona, członkini Ptaków Nocy i drużyny Batmana. Gordon posiada dwie superbohaterskie tożsamości – debiutowała jako Batgirl, pomocniczka Batmana, jednak kiedy została przykuta do wózka inwalidzkiego po tym, jak Joker strzelił jej w kręgosłup, zaczęła działać jako Wyrocznia, dostarczając Wayne’owi rozmaitych informacji. (pl)
  • 芭芭拉·高登(英语:Barbara Gordon),是DC漫畫中出现的虛構超級英雄,由William Dozier、Julius Schwartz和卡邁恩·因凡蒂諾所創作,首次登場於《偵探漫畫》#359(1967年1月)。 在IGN的史上最受歡迎的100名超級英雄中,她名列第十七名。同時也在漫畫史上100名性感女性中榜上有名。 (zh)
  • Барбара Гордон (англ. Barbara Gordon) — вымышленный персонаж серий комиксов, выпускаемых DC Comics. Персонаж был создан Гарднером Фоксом и Кармине Инфантино и впервые появился в качестве Бэтгёрл в Detective Comics #359. Барбара — приёмная дочь Джеймса Гордона, комиссара полиции Готэм-сити. (ru)
  • Barbara Gordon is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by William Dozier, Julius Schwartz, and Carmine Infantino. At the request of the producers of the 1960s Batman television series, DC editor Schwartz called for a new female counterpart to the superhero Batman that could be introduced into publication and the third season of the show simultaneously. The character subsequently made her first comic book appearance as Batgirl in Detective Comics #359, titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" (1967), by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino. Written as the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, her civilian identity is given a doctorate in library science and she is employed as head of Got (en)
  • Barbara Gordon è un personaggio dei fumetti creato da Gardner Fox e Carmine Infantino nel 1966, pubblicato dalla DC Comics. Fa parte dell'universo narrativo di Batman. Dal 1966 al 1986 ha indossato i panni della supereroina Batgirl; dal 1986 al 2011 è stata conosciuta come Oracolo (Oracle). Con il reboot della DC Comics, in New 52, Barbara Gordon torna a vestire i panni di Batgirl. Le sue avventure sono trattate nella sua testata personale Batgirl. (it)
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