"Batgirl: Day One": While Batman is pursuing a criminal outside of Gotham, Barbara Gordon attends a costume party thrown by heiress Sandy Vanocouer. Despite her father's lectures on the dangerous life Batman
Synopsis for "Batgirl: Day One"
While Batman is pursuing a criminal outside of Gotham, Barbara Gordon attends a costume party thrown by heiress Sandy Vanocouer. Despite her father's lectures on the dangerous life Batman leads, Barbara intentionally chooses a costume that mimics Batman's, styling herself as a "Batgirl".
At the party, Barbara finds Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn trying to kidnap Sandy for a ten-million ransom. With quick wits and a bit of luck, she manages to save Sandy, only to be cornered by the two villainesses. Before a fight can break out, all four women are knocked unconscious by the party's security guards, who are actually disguised as burglars working for Catwoman.
Catwoman taunts her captives as they awaken, and secures her own objective: the priceless diamond being displayed one floor above Sandy's party. As Catwoman escapes with the diamond, Batgirl convinces Poison Ivy to cut her bonds, then sets off the diamond display's alarms to attract the police. Though Catwoman ultimately escapes, Batgirl manages to recover the diamond, earning a vow of revenge from Catwoman.
By the time the police arrive at the party, Barbara has already hidden her Batgirl costume in the trash. Cheerily, she tells her father nothing of importance had happened to her.
Appearing in "Batgirl: Day One"
- Sandy Vanocouer (Single appearance)
- Batman (Cameo)
- Gotham City
- Moulton Towers
- Batgirl's Suit
- Surh Diamond
- Collected in Batman: The Dark Knight Adventures, Batman Adventures Vol. 2, and Harley Quinn's Greatest Hits.
- Despite having first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, this issue marks the first appearance of Harley Quinn in a printed comic book - albeit, set in the DC Animated Universe. She would not appear in DC Comics' mainstream continuity until 1999's Batman: Harley Quinn.
- DC Animated Universe Recommended Reading
- Adventures in the DC Universe (Volume 1)
- The Batgirl Adventures #1
- Batman Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman Adventures (Volume 2)
- The Batman Adventures: The Lost Years (Volume 1)
- The Batman Adventures: Mad Love
- The Batman and Robin Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman and Superman Adventures: World's Finest
- Batman Beyond (Volume 1)
- Batman Beyond (Volume 2)
- Batman Beyond (Volume 4)
- Batman Beyond Unlimited (Volume 1)
- Batman Beyond Universe (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman: Harley and Ivy (Volume 1)
- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - The Animated Movie #1
- Gotham Girls (Volume 1)
- Justice League Adventures (Volume 1)
- Justice League Unlimited (Volume 1)
- Superman Adventures (Volume 1)
- Superman & Batman Magazine (Volume 1)