Of course, at the time, the Cassandra Cain volume of Batgirl was still going strong, so a Batgirls series wouldn't have made a whole lot of sense, but certainly any time after that book was cancelled in 2006, or during the time in which the Stephanie Brown-starring volume of Batgirl was winding down it seemed like a pretty obvious direction to go with the characters.
Basically some 20 years ago DC had Oracle established as the leader and mentor of a team of female crimefighters and vigilantes in general and as Cass' mentor in particular, then established that Spoiler and Cass were friends (and Steph had nothing much to do when not guest-starring in Robin) and...nothing. DC did a series of Batgirl in which Barbara mentored Cassandra as Batgirl, and then, a few years later, a series of Batgirl in which Barbara mentored Stephanie as Batgirl.
The idea of this series has thus been just sort of hanging in the air forever, with DC instead pursuing a series of dumb-ass uses of the characters instead of the most obvious one, including, for example, Cassandra Cain's nonsensical heel turn, the torture and temporary death of Stephanie, Barbara Gordon's drastic de-aging, recovery of the use of her legs and resumption of the Batgirl mantle, the rebooting of Cassandra Cain's origin story and the awarding of her new, terrible superhero name and costume and oh God there was so much dumb shit done with these ladies over the years...!
Anyway, DC finally did the right—and fucking obvious—thing and put the three Batgirls in the same title. I hope it's good.
I'm not crazy about the logo (seen on the cover for the second issue, above), but that may be because of how fond I was of the logo that adorned the cover of the Cassandra Cain volume of Batgirl.
I'm also not terribly fond of Spoiler's New 52 look, with the ninja-like face mask, preferring her more Spider-Man-esque full-face mask, which also, incidentally, kind of echoes Cass' mask nicely.
Speaking of those more heroes, who the heck is that supposed to be behind Plas' head? It looks too specific a design to just be a generic superhero shape, like some of the others hovering in the background...
I was honestly just wondering whatever became of artist Keron Grant the other night, and now he appears as one of the dozen or so artists contributing to Represent!, a $25, 168-page book about which I can gather almost nothing from the vague solicitation copy, which promises "Stories of personal experiences, unheard voices, and social revolution."
Remind me to check this one out when it's available. In addition to Grant, it also includes a contribution from Brittney Williams, one of my favorite artists.