Batgirls is about to pull a bizarre Friday

Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown trade places and deal with parenting drama in the pages of the upcoming Batgirls 2022 Annual.

Two of the three stars of Batgirls will live for a while right out of terrible friday when they wake up in each other’s bodies in the future Batgirls 2022 annual.

Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad and featuring art by Robbi Rodriguez, the annual issue will see Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown swap places, leaving Oracle trying to figure out how to reverse the process. The only person who might have the antidote to undo the body swap is Batman, but Cassandra’s mother, Lady Shiva, is in town to confront her daughter and is likely to be a major thorn in the side of the family. Bat. The year’s cover also features Stephanie’s estranged father, Arthur Brown (also known as the Cluemaster), and hints that the two girls will have to put their acting skills to the test to pretend to be. each other.

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terrible friday was originally a comic children’s novel by author Mary Rodgers about a teenage girl who switches bodies with her mother for a day and gradually learns to understand the responsibilities of an adult. The book has been adapted into several films, including notable releases in 1976 and 2003, which starred Jodie Foster and Jamie Lee Curtis respectively. In 2020, the book served as inspiration for the horror film Weirdwhich changed the plot to feature a male serial killer swapping bodies with a teenage girl.

While Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have never swapped bodies in the past, the two share a lot in common beyond their Batgirls careers. Notably, both feature villainous parents, with Lady Shiva being one of the most dangerous assassins in the DC Universe, although her recent appearance in Batman: Urban Legends #14 – 16 featured her leading a new iteration of the Birds of Prey alongside Katana.

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Cluemaster, meanwhile, debuted in 1966 Detective comics #351 and was later defined in the ’90s by writer Chuck Dixon as a working-class villain who often struggled to draw comparisons to the Riddler. He had a strained relationship with his daughter Stephanie, who first donned her purple and blue Spoiler outfit to “spoil” her father’s crimes alongside Tim Drake. Despite Cluemaster’s status as a lower-level Gotham villain, he turned out to be quite the mastermind of the year. eternal batman series from 2014, and nearly succeeded in destroying Batman.

Batgirls 2022 annual goes on sale November 29 from DC Comics.

Source: DC Comics

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