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The Greatest Barbara Gordon Stories Ever Told! – Voting

Here’s the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!

Today we look at Barbara Gordon, who has made a name for herself as both Batgirl AND as Oracle!

You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 6th to vote for your top ten favorite Barbara Gordon comic book stories! Your choices will be revealed on April 7th.

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Barbara Gordon Stories Ever Told Voting) by that time (you send your votes by e-mail, not in the comments to this piece. I repeat DO NOTE VOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS PIECE).

Be sure to first click here to read about the rules and guidelines for the voting (so you don’t vote for stuff that is ineligible, like you can’t vote for “Gail Simone’s Birds of Prey.” You have to pick a specific story or story arc.).

I’d prefer you not share your votes in the comments section – please let’s keep it a surprise until the results go up. You can share your votes then if you’d like!

Have fun voting and be sure to check back April 7th to see the results!


This is essentially a Top 9 since we already know what #1 is going to be.

joe the poor speller

April 2, 2013 at 12:31 am

killing joke won’t be on my list. it’s a very important moment for her, but not a great Barbara story

Yeah, if I was voting for Batman stories, that one story would make my list. But a story where she definitely gets shot, stripped, and photographed, and most likely got raped… it just doesn’t feel right to vote for that one, particularly she she isn’t able to get in even one shot at the Joker.

I am a huge babs fan, so I was really excited by this. But when I sat down this was really hard!
Whilst her early stories are fun, few are actually that memorable, then during the BoP era she mostly is in the background compared to Dinah and Helena. I managed to get 10 but I’m 100% happy with my choices, sure there is some good stories I’m missing.
There are 3 stories which I can imagine are going to do really well, one doesn’t deserve it, one is excellent and the other I haven’t read as it’s too insanely expensive!

Franck Martini

April 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

I agree with hammard, very tough one… Not fully convinced with my list even tho I’m a huge Babs fan… good choice anyway Brian…

I don’t think there was any suggestion of rape in Killing Joke
Violent rape remains a rarity in comics (except in crossed)

I made a point of picking Oracle stories in which she was directly involved (and a few stories of her as Batgirl)
Hope my number 1 choice (including THE BOP moment) makes it…

I enjoyed her in No Man’s Land. I’ve not read all of Batgirl: Year One, but what I have read I really liked.

the killing joke the new 52 stuff is good

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