Batgirl

Batgirl

Volume 1, The Darkest Reflection

Book - 2012
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As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics--The New 52 event of September 2011, Barbara Gordon is finally back as Batgirl!

The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random. Will Barbara be able to survive her explosive confrontation with this new villain, as well as facing dark secrets from her past? A new chapter in the riveting adventures of Batgirl continue in stunning fashion, with script by fan-favorite Gail Simone and stellar art by superstar Ardian Syaf!

This volume colles issues 1-6 of Batgirl, part of the DC Comics--The New 52 event.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012
ISBN: 9781401234751
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS BAT
Characteristics: [144] p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,27 cm
Alternative Title: Darkest reflection

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PrincessOfTheDark
Apr 19, 2016

Gail Simone potrays Babara perfectly: just a normal teenage girl with a not so normal teenaged life. Awesome book. I love the entire series.

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BrianLaBelle
Mar 01, 2014

In the New 52 Universe, Barbara Gordon is back to her crime-fighting ways as Batgirl. She is a VERY different character than Batman as we find out over the course of her story. Well written with high calibre art, highly recommended.

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rishikanta_p
Nov 12, 2013

This was better than I expected. Story is pretty good and art is fantastic.

theorbys Mar 24, 2013

While I prefer Barbara out of the wheel chair (although Oracle was a great character), this is really the same old same old. The art is nice, but no more than you would expect from professional comics artists, but the stories are riddled with cliches, one after another. Bat hating cop, inner voice over, saving despicable criminals, crying NOOOOoo! when something bad happens, long lost Mom showing up from nowhere, on and on and on. To be fair this is no worse, in fact a little better, than the average fare of the Reboot, which is not saying much. This comic could have been written in the 80s, but under the aegis of the Reboot they are trying to breathe a brief new life in what is looking like a very, very exhausted medium.

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Keogh
Mar 20, 2013

One in the long line of New 52 books from DC. Post reboot, this is a good one, putting the original Batgirl back in the role. Some elements of plotlines from before the reboot are used, and the writer, Gail Simone, has a lot of experience with the character. She has Batgirl restarting her time as a hero after a long absense enforced by a shooting, and struggling to find her way again. Simone is backed up with good art, and she has a fine grasp of the character. If only most of the DC reboot went like this... or if only the reboot hadn't happened in the first place.

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