Sunday, October 2, 2016

Batgirl #3 - A Review

Barbara Gordon is still puzzling out the mystery of the female fighters targeting her old friend, Kai. The trail leads to Seoul, South Korea but could Batgirl be heading into a trap?

I had my concerns about Rafael Albuquerque acting as the artist on this title, having gotten so used to seeing Batgirl rendered by artists whose style was more exaggerated than realistic. His work here, however, has grown on me and - coupled with Dave McCaig's colors - perfectly simulates the aesthetic of a 1970s Hong-Kong action movie. This proves a good match to the action-packed script by Hope Larson, which present a side of Barbara Gordon we've never seen before that showcases her talents as a solo operator rather than as part of a larger team. Barbara Gordon is finally out of the shadow of The Bat and we're all the better for it.

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