This is a case of a story being inspired by the
release of figures. First of all Takara released a 2 pack of
Batman and Batgirl. I was blown away by the superb figures and
amazing articulation. Batgirl in particularly was very inspiring
with her slinky sexy look. I've always been a sucker for female
super heroes and began to look for a story for her. Then Takara
made their Aliens v Predator figures and the story became
obvious. Back in 1991 Batman had faced off against the Predator.
Now it's Batgirl's turn.
It took ages to get this story off the ground.
Early plans had included using video animation to take advantage
of Batgirl and Predator's superior articulation but all this
held the story up. Eventually in late April 2006 I put together
a group of paper backdrops and buildings that could be moved
around to form different streets and shot several stories back
to back including Spiderman: Target and a Catwoman
story. Unfortunately there are a lot of dodgy camera shots
resulting in very blurry pictures- not realised until the
shooting block was over.
The story went through very few edits from
original draft to finished piece. Early drafts showed the
Predator ship crashing and referred to newspaper reports of
Batman being called away to Metropolis hence Batgirl is alone
As with all AFT super hero stories, this exists
in it's own 'universe' with no ties to any DC continuity.
Batgirl's cop buddy in the hospital is inspired by Joe a
character from the Batgirl Year One comic series.