Issue: Batgirl: Future's End #1
Subtitle: Future's End: Darker in the Soul
Date: November 2014
Feature Characters: Barbara Gordon
Supporting Characters: Steven Harris, Batgirl (Cassandra Cain), Batgirl (Stephanie Brown), Batgirl (Tiffany Fox)
Villains: James Gordon Jnr., Bane
Guest Appearances: Alysia Yeoh
Other Characters: Riddler (Edward Nygma), Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
Set five years in the future, Barbara Gordon has dropped the mantle of Batgirl and become Bête Noire a.k.a. The Black Beast! Part Batman and part Bane, she leads a squad of female agents in maintaining Gotham against the forces of the Gotham Underground as Bane returns to destroy her.
"I don't think it's necessary to shout. Miss scary pants assassin lady!"
— Tiffany Fox
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- This issue features the first pseudo-canon appearance of Cassandra Cain in the New 52 DC Universe.
-Cassandra features as a "Scary assassin lady", part of the League of Batgirls, who can take down large groups of assailants single handedly, and is admired by Barbara Gordon for coming through hell and making everyone around her stronger and better.
- Gail Simone
- Javier Garron
- Batgirl: Future's End #1