Sunday, March 22, 2015

Batgirl #40 - A Review

I think enough has been said about the alternate cover that almost was that I don't need to say anything more about it here. Heaven knows I've said enough on Facebook and Twitter already. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, there's an excellent article, complete with timeline and references, up on Polygon.

Suffice it to say, while I thought the cover in question was well done, I do think it was rather at odds with the story being told in this series. And to utilize a cover like that in connection to a light-hearted, just-plain fun comic like Batgirl... well, it would be like putting Rainbow Dash snuff porn from DeviantArt on the cover of IDW's My Little Pony comic.

So what do we have in this book, which many have stood up to protest the censorship of but few have professed to reading?  Barbara Gordon vs. Barbara Gordon in a no-holds-barred battle for the body and soul of Barbara Gordon!

Confused?  That's to be expected, as this is the final issue of the books' first major story arc under Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher. But while this isn't a good issue to jump on with and find out just what the heck all the fuss is about, it is a fitting conclusion to the storyline at hand.

What can I say about Babs Tarr's artwork?  Quite a bit. But in keeping with the general positive vibe we have going here, I think I will just say that I love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Just as I love everything else about this book and would encourage all of you to track down the back issues and read it.

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