When Batman's away, Catwoman will play — unless Batgirl has something to say about it. In this week's chapter of Batman '66, the digital comic based on the classic 1960s TV series Batman, Batgirl makes her debut, filling in for the Dynamic Duo, who are out of town on a case.
Here's your exclusive first look at Batman's newest sidekick. Nope, it's not Robin — he's so five minutes ago.
Instead, the Caped Crusader will be joined by Batgirl when Season 2 of The Batman begins in the fall. (The first year is still airing on WB Saturdays at 10:30 am/ET, with repeats on Cartoon Network on Saturdays at 8:30 pm/ET beginning April 2.)
As in previous TV and comic-book incarnations, this Dark Knight Damsel is Police Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara. But in a new twist, she's just a teenager who turns to fighting crime with cape and cowl after her father puts the kibosh on her plans to become a police detective.
Batgirl's fighting style will be heavily influenced by her background as an Olympic gymnastics hopeful. "She has this nice, explosive little-kid dynamic," says producer and art director Jeff Matsuda.
At first, Batman doesn't approve of a youngster getting in the middle of Gotham City's deprave