StrongStyleFiction wrote:Because DC doesn't want any of their characters in the New52 to be likable? Likable characters are not gritty and serious enough for the likes of Dan Didio and Jim Lee.
Though I, at least, thought she did a pretty good job of making Barbara likable at the beginning, before all the event-crossover crap derailed the Batgirl series. From issue 1 - 12 or so, Barbara went through a fairly good character arc, starting out lacking confidence and ending up earning it back, etc. I realize many people didn't like the character for other reasons (they liked Steph or Cass better, or they wanted Babs in a wheelchair still, or what have you), but I think the way Batgirl was written at least put the character in a likable light. In fact for a long time I said that Batgirl was the only New 52 comic I was reading that presented its character as likable.
So to see the writer of that series, the only one who seems to have made any attempt to endear the title character to the reader, turn around and write another series where it's like she was actively trying to get me to HATE all the characters, remains a little puzzling.