"Flawed Gems"

1987-11

Main Details
Series
Volume 2
Issue 20
Credits
Date 1987-11
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, NY
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 48
Language English
Characters
  • Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)(Origin)
  • Dr. Mid-Nite (Dr. Charles McNider)(Origin)
Story Location New Jersey; Gotham City, Ohio; Youngstown, New York; New York City
Identifiers
  • UPC — 0709893176611
Notes 1st Story: Batgirl: "Flawed Gems"
With the revision of DC continuity in the wake of the Crisis, it was decided by DC to make Barbara Gordon Commissioner James Gordon's niece and adopted daughter.

The Batgirl story in this issue contains flashbacks originally presented in Batgirl's first appearance in Detective Comics #359.
This story also includes various references to Pre-Crisis events in the history of Batgirl, which were used to create a new origin story for the character. Most of them belong to the late 70s comics featuring Batgirl stories:
Her time as a congresswoman Detective Comics #424, Detective Comics #487.
The occasion when she was mind wiped in Detective Comics #489.
The occasion when she was impersonated in Detective Comics #416, Detective Comics #417.
Her encounter with Cormorant from Detective Comics #492.
Her work with the Humanities Research and Development Center circa Detective Comics #491-Detective Comics #508.
Her encounter with Lady Viper from Detective Comics #514 - Detective Comics #517.
In the Post-Zero Hour continuity, Batgirl never became a US Congresswoman.

2nd Story: "The Secret Origin of Dr. Mid-Nite"
The Doctor Mid-Nite story from this issue is adapted from Doctor Mid-Nite's first appearance in All-American Comics #25, 1941

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