Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SPOILERS: Batgirl #7

Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out it's been totally Sodosopa'd and oh yeah... there's a guy. Wooooo.

The Spoilers:

Barbara is back in Burnside and turns out it's been super gentrified, and she isn't quite down with that, but things are a'changing nonetheless, Frankie is moving out, rent is going up, school is starting again. So on and so on. 

Somehow she comes in contact with that Ethan Cobblepot guy, I don't even remember how, but they schedule a date of sorts. 

Babs finds some plot with an app that "removes" homeless people, and it turns out Fright is running some thing where she kidnaps the homeless, Babs breaks it up.  

Meets Penguin's son... I don't know.

The Opinion:

I didn't dislike this issue, I didn't love it either. It felt familiar, which raises my point of this book playing it incredibly safe and sort of just doing what came before it, but I think the art switch really helped things out. I like Rafael Albuquerque, but I just never thought his art fit that well. Chris Wildgoose is definitely a better fit. This issue also did do a nod where it acknowledged the DCU with a Nightwing cameo, so that was nice.

There's the whole "guess what, a story that revolves around a guy... again!" which I've beaten to death, so safe to say I don't give a fuuuuuuuuck about Penguin's New 52 style son we've never heard of. The other point that I didn't really like about the issue was the response to the gentrification. Barbara reacts sort of like a typical hollow liberal arts school kid argument (I went to one of these schools, and have the debt to prove it, relax)... They bring up an issue, say it's bad, then leave it at that. Like, no shit marginalizing the lower class is bad, what do you actually have to say about tit? This issue just didn't have anything to say, that's my problem. 

Anyways, like I said, I still have my problems, but the style switch up did enough for me to back away from the edge for another month.

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