Friday, August 21, 2015

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A SPLASH PAGE: Rembering Yvonne 'Batgirl' Craig, 1937 - 2015

Hopefully DC posts a remberance statement or message soon, and not just one confined to the pages of their monthly mags.

I think every comic fan has a soft spot for Batgirl. Especially for Batgirl / Oracle, and that is in part due to the groundbreaking work Yvonne Craig brought to the character in the third series of the 60's Batman TV show.

Before Lynda Carter was a Wonder Woman,  Craig kicked her way to super-heroine royalty and helped create the iconic version of the name 'Batgirl' that Dan Jurgens illustrates so well in this weeks splashie.

While I only remember vague flashes of the show, I do remember the difference she brought and how instantly hooked I was on the character of Barbra Gordon. We even had the same birthday (although a few years apart)!

Having lived a life that included dating Elvis and doing her own stunts, Craig died this week after a long two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 78.

 What are your memories?  For more great splash pages, click here.

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