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COMIC LEGEND: John Byrne pitched an Asian Batgirl a year before Cassandra Cain was introduced.
Cassandra Cain was the second Batgirl (well, third, if you count Huntress) and she had a long-running series in the early 2000s…
However, amazingly enough, years earlier, John Byrne had ALSO pitched an Asian teenager as Batgirl!
JohnByrneDraws has the story here:
Byrne essentially explained that he learned that in some Asian cultures the bat is considered a symbol of good luck. So he thought it might make sense to have an Asian teen become a new Batgirl. He sent Denny O’Neil the following suggestion sketch…
Thanks to JohnByrneDraws for the sketch!
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