Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Batgirl #17

Batgirl and Robin, together again. YES! I just love Stephanie and Damian together.

The pair team-up to solve a case of missing children which leads Damian to go undercover as a regular kid (much to the delight of Batgirl). We get the regular barbs between the two on a fire escape in front of a low level thug, but there's also a nice realization by Batgirl when she sees Damian doesn't know how to be a kid. He doesn't know how to play. Her attempt to remedy this in the comic's final page is priceless.

There's also a good opening dialogue between Damian and Alfred, who Damian has come to accept as "an adequate servant," and the random panel of Stephanie's dream mumblings about killing Abraham Lincoln. Throw in a high speed chase involving a school bus, which Damian stabs (successfully) and attempts to drive (a little less successfully), and you've got everything you need for a great read!

[DC $2.99]

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