Monday, June 18, 2012

SPOILERS: Ame-Comi Batgirl #1

Babs and her cousin Carrie (who I believe is a unique version of Carrie Kelly) are getting ready for dinner and a show, a girl's night out, when Babs' dad, and "Uncle Jimmy" to Carrie, comes in to check on the two. Carries young, hip lingo proves too much for Gordon, who is reassured by his daughter that they'll be safe, despite his warnings of the freaks coming out in Gotham at night.

Elsewhere, in a nearby Gotham park, Poison Ivy is tormenting a young couple, until Batgirl and Robin show up, kicking her in the face! Batgirl goes one on one with Poison Ivy, but eventually gets snared up in her vines, allowing Ivy to punch her in the gut. But Robin to the rescue, as she sucker kicks Ivy to the face... again. With an opening, Batgirl uses a Black Canary like screech to disable Ivy, revealing that it was built by Steel (who is probably Natasha Irons in this universe.)

Thinking they've got the situation under control, it goes bad rather quickly when Catwoman and Harley Quinn show up with cake bombs, and leather whips. The two duos begin to go at it, all the while Duela Dent, the mastermind who was also behind Cheetah attacking Wonder Woman at the UN, watches on, claiming "This should be interesting."


So, it's really hard to actually review these titles, where as these three issues form what would essentially be a full issue in print. So, with that in mind, even though the story was light on actual story and plot elements, other than the fact that Duela Dent is fucking with heroes for some reason, the book is still great fun. It really reminded me of Batgirl 2009 lite. It's fun, quick to the point, doesn't take it's self too seriously, etc. Not a bad thing in my book. The art fit the fun ride that was this short story, but there were a few panels here and there where characters faces looked a little off, as compared to previous panels. Nothing too jarring though.

Over all, it was a really fun start to this short series, just as the Wonder Woman series was. I highly recommend picking it up, with the next two, if you're a digital reader.

1 comment :

  1. As much as I love what Scott Snyder is doing on Batman (and Swamp Thing, and American Vampire - really he is just the best writer out there today!) I still need books that are fun and not too serious. I'm all in on this series!