Sunday, January 31, 2016

Batgirl #47

While fun, Batgirl #47 is a jumbled mess. Offering us an team-up between Batgirl, Spoiler, and Bluebird the latest issue sends Babs and Stephanie into the GCPD disguised as cops in an undercover mission so ridiculous it would have made Charlie's Angels blush. The girls' night out vibe is cute, but Barbara's plan (breaking into a police station where nearly everyone knows her by sight) is half-assed at best.

It also doesn't help that the art from the issue is a scatterbrained as the story with two different artists sharing duties. The very talkie issue also takes far to long to get to the break-in as we're forced to wait through Babs dealing with the bizarre New 52 version of her father (seriously DC, WTF did you do to Commissioner Gordon?) and roommate issues.

When the break-in inevitably becomes a complete fiasco it also ends the comic on an anti-climactic note. In fact, the only real development here are the final panels where we see the truth of Barbara's memory issues and how she's being coerced into making decisions she neither remembers nor completely understands. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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