it’s like their stories were aging relatively well and, given the YJ cartoon’s popularity, new fans were slowly integrating. then, all of a sudden, either due to the influx or, idk, partially in response to marvel’s success???? weird, old, disconnected dc higher-ups suddenly had a panic attack like “How do we stay Hip With the Kids and Relevant With the Times?” and decided that bald evil kon, the harley redesign, whatever the fuck happened to kory and the rest of the outlaws, reinstating babs who hasn’t been batgirl in decades and subsequently getting rid of two other batgirls and basically the most significant visibly-disabled superhero, selina and bruce having incredibly uncomfortable-looking sex on an entire page spread in like the first issue of catwoman, weirdly gratuitous violence even for joker, Child Murder On Panel, Another Green Lantern (but this time gay) Fridging Incident, etc. was what fans wanted because??? that’s Cool and Edgy, right??? like, god, this is basically dc’s version of a red sports car and it’s SO EMBARRASSING JUST STOP.