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I’ve never been that big of a fan of Stephanie Brown but that is one the reasons why I really enjoyed this issue. We get to watch the blond ditz get lectured by a red head in a wheelchair. Barbara Gordon is not happy about having the chick who got fired from being the fourth Robin and pretty much soiling the Spoiler costume presently rocking her old uniform all of a sudden. She probably isn’t the only one, in the DC Universe, or in reality.
This series has been interesting so far though. Maybe it is time I warmed up to Stephanie Brown. After all, it wasn’t so much the actual character of Stephanie I haven’t been that much of a fanatic to, but the Spoiler costume itself is what I have the most problem with. It’s just a big purple robe. There is nothing cool about that big Grimace looking uniform so it couldn’t entertain me. The Batgirl costume on the other hand, just seems more interesting no matter who is wearing the mantle of the female Bat. I hope Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie will all be involved with this title at one point or another. That could really heat shit up.
Obviously the girls of Gotham concept is not anything new, not even in Batman Reborn continuity. Batwoman and Gotham City Sirens are already all over the place. But to be honest with you, it actually doesn’t feel like there isn’t room for just one more girl from Gotham title. Two of them are only $2.99 a month, and Detective is well worth $4 ever since Batwoman became the headliner. I’m not read to drop either of the three titles yet. I would drop Red Robin before one of these, now that is a book that is not staying consistent.
Well I figured that I would be feeling like I got ripped of my six dollars by this point in time, but that is definitely not the case after all. Even though Batgirl obviously lack originality on a few fronts, there is enough here for any regular reader of Supergirl or Gotham City Sirens to enjoy just as much as those mentioned, respectively.
I’m actually kind of routing for this little underdog of a title to pull something enticing out from under the rug. Let’s hope that issue #3 keeps up the slightly above average freshness of the first two issues.
Art: 4 - Very Good