Cassandra Cain became the first Batgirl to star in a regular series after her successful appearances alongside Batman in 1999's "No Man's land" saga. The new series was plotted by Scott Peterson and Kelly Puckett, with the latter handling the script, and featured art by Damian Scott. Batgirl followed Cassandra's attempt to become a full fledged crime fighter as Batman and Oracle (the original Batgirl) watched over her and provided help when needed. The opening issue dealt with Cassandra's troubled past and her brave attempt to overcome her upbringing as a would-be assassin.

Puckett took the opportunity to fix the problem he'd had with the original Batgirl. He imagined a complex backstory for his new heroine, drawing on his own experience in martial arts. Batgirl's assassin-trainer raised her in a bunker in China and deprived her of speech, teaching her to read body language as others would a sentence. By age 7 she'd become a martial arts prodigy, picking up on postural nuances to anticipate her opponents' moves. Batgirl couldn't speak, but she was near-invincible in a fight.

Story ArcsEdit

  • Batgirl: Silent Running
  • Batgirl: A Knight Alone
  • Batgirl: Fists of Fury
  • Batman: War Games
  • Batgirl: Death Wish
  • Robin/Batgirl: Fresh Blood
  • Batgirl: Kicking Assassins
  • Batgirl: Destruction's Daughter





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