Batgirl: Rising

Batgirl #1

Cover Date: October 2009
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Point of New Origin part one
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Storyline: Batman (Dick) and Robin (Damian) watched the new Batgirl (Stephanie) in action. Cassandra had given her the costume when Bruce died. After finding out she was wearing the costume, Barbara Gordon paid her a visit.


Batgirl #2

Cover Date: November 2009
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Point of New Origin part two
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Sandra Hope
Storyline: Barbara warned Stephanie that wearing a bat would invite people trying to make a name for themselves. That night, Gotham had its annual Harvest Festival. A gang on a new designer drug called Thrill attacked. Batgirl helped, but they escaped.
Barbara moved into the Batcave. Scarecrow recovered one of his dealers from police custody.


Batgirl #3

Cover Date: December 2009
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Point of New Origin part three
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Sandra Hope
Storyline: Oracle guided Batgirl into an abandoned hospital that Scarecrow was using as his headquarters. She took a hit of his gas, but fought through it. She left him for the cops and split.

Batgirl #4

Cover Date: January 2010
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Field Test
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Tim Levins, Lee Garbett, Dan Davis, Aaron Sowd, Trevor Scott
Storyline: Batgirl test-drove her new costume by taking down some men breaking into a skyscraper. She then took down a purse snatcher who's victim happened to be Stephanie Brown's mother. Livewire was an easy take-down for her after that. Barbara worked out with Wendy.


Batgirl #5

Cover Date: February 2010
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Core Requirements part one of three
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Lee Garbett, Sandra Hope, Oliver Nome
Storyline: Batgirl was first on the scene of a fire in Devil's Square. A man calling himself Diesel, who had some sort of gasoline for blood, was behind it. Batman and Robin burst in and Batgirl accidentally froze Robin while putting out the fire.
Dick argued with Barbara about Stephanie and her new costume, then threw them out of the cave. Stephanie met Damian.
Later, Stephanie learned that one of her classmates' father might have ties to illegal operations. She bumped into her friend at a diner and was shot when men in masks kidnapped him.


Batgirl #6

Cover Date: March 2010
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Core Requirements part two of three
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Storyline: With some help from Oracle, Stephanie escape the ambulance she was in. Batman met with Gordon on the Stefano situation - his property had been fire-bombed and now his son had been kidnapped. Robin and Batgirl got in a fight; Batman took them both off the case.
They worked together to uncover a gambling set-up: Riot, Roxy Rocket, and Dr. Phosphorus vs. Batman.


Batgirl #7

Cover Date: April 2010
Subtitle: Batgirl Rising: Core Requirements part three of three
Writer(s): Bryan Q. Miller
Artists(s): Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Storyline: Batgirl (debuting her new "ricochet" bike) and Robin got to Batman in time and Oracle got them to Roulette. Later, Dick and Barbara discussed their new sidekicks.


notes

  • Stephanie starts her freshman year of college.
  • The collected edition uses the cover for issue 5.