Review by: FraggleUprising

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Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ed Benes
Cover by Ed Benes

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I like the idea of Jim Gordon as Lancelot, the pure ideal that his daughter looks up to, while at the same time, it’s actually Batman that Barbara first chooses to emulate. First as just a notion, and then in the midst of a prisoner escape, as an active choice she makes. She doesn’t just take on the bad guy, she bat-suits up first, and then both out thinks and out fights the big bad. She does so well that she even gets a ‘nice job’ from the Bat himself.

Through a montage, we get to see that Barbara gets to be Batgirl for a while, a magical year with her twisted vigilate bat family, but she eventually gives it up. At first, by choice, then later at the Joker’s strong insistence.

I like that in Barbara we get to see those two sides of the good fight in the bat-verse. The caped heroes, that she was a part of as Bat-girl, and the background facilitators, that her father and Alfred and herself again, as Oracle, embody so well.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good

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