That doesn't seem to be the case at all, she left West Point because she chose to be true to herself and she doesn't seem to blame the other woman for that, nor does she seem to blame her cousin for being ensnared by the DEO.
I don't see a shift though, especially not in the case of being drummed out of West Point; that was on her and she owned up to it completely.
DC considered a wide number of characters to be Batgirl back in '09, but they ended up with Steph. The reason behind my original statement was a poster blaming Barbara's book for the loss of Cassandra when in reality, the loss of Cass happened long before Babs put the cowl back on.
The key issue here is that the very existence of a Barbara Gordon Batgirl automatically renders at least two far superior characters obsolete: Barbara as Oracle and either Cassandra Cain or Stephanie Brown (or Bette Kane, for that matter) as Batgirl. Furthermore, the similarities to Kate Kane create a redundancy that would not by there if Kate were to coexist with either Cass, Steph, or Bette (who would logical to pair with Batwoman) as Batgirl. To make the characters less redundant, DC has de-aged Barbara and drastically altered to the point of being all but unrecognizeable to fans of the character from her days as Oracle, or even her original tenure as Batgirl. The only value is one of nostalgia, or one for new readers who know Barbara as Batgirl from one of the animated programs (which depicted a much younger Barbara Batgirl than she ever was in the comics).
The truth here is that Cass was benched long before Steph was even considered to be Batgirl, back when DC was planning to replace her with Barbara. Furthermore, Barbara's ultimate Batgirl book in 2011 caused Cass to be benched for a second time and quite possibly retconned altogether, just after she had returned to the spotlight as Blackbat, appearing in Batman: The Gates of Gotham and Red Robin and showing a lot of potential to continue at least as a major supporting character, if not in back her own book.
DC: Batwoman, Wonder Woman.
Marvel: Daredevil, Hawkeye.
Creator-Owned: Fables, Fatale, Saga.
All Star Batgirl. For some reason I think this is the first time I'm hearing about it.
As long as Frank Miller wouldn't be involved that sounds like it could have been the perfect Babs-as-Batgirl series. Early days when there was no TKJ.
Though there come the double standards again. Why can we have 4+ titles starring Batman, an All Star Batman and Robin, but an All Star Babs is too much when there's a 'current' Babs series?
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Given Johns is doing Batman Earth One and his first volume already set up the beginning of Barbara becoming Batgirl, I'm sure we'll see some of his ideas for All Star Batgirl in the later volumes.
As I've stated more than once, as long as the market can and will support both, then let it. Why do some posters want to keep tearing down the "other girl"? Is this some kind of sorority mentality where there can only be one alpha-female to rule the roost? The MORE female titles out there the BETTER.
(Although it WOULD be better if Batwoman II were to go back to her original brown hair, or even get a costume make-over and honor the actual original and go full brunette while in costume so she stops being a redundant copy of Batgirl, IMO)
Batgirl, Justice League Beyond 2.0, Letter 44, She-Hulk, Swamp Thing
Amazing Spider-Man, Inhuman, Ultimate FF