Cassandra Cain, Batgirl, has always known her father was the
deadly mercenary David Cain. But who was her mother? Her quest
for the truth brings her face-to-face with two of the deadliest
women alive: master martial artist Lady Shiva and Nyssa, daughter
of Ra's al Ghul. Will Batgirl find answers, or will she regret
taking this journey in the first place...?
Batgirl, Cassandra Cain, as she attempts to discover who her
mother is. It would seem that no one wants her to learn the
truth. Batman seems uninterested in her quest and her father,
David Cain, refuses to tell her. As
Batgirl gets closer to the truth her beginnings are revealed
to us in flashback form - it seems that David has quite a
nasty secret he is keeping from his daughter.
collection weaves an impressive tale, even if the truth behind
Batgirl's quest is very clearly signposted from an early point.
There's also an interesting collection of adversaries for
Batgirl to face. Thankfully writer Andersen Gabrych moves
away from having Batgirl fight the usual crowd, and introduces
us to some serious crazies.
is another fantastically engaging Batgirl collection.
The final panels are almost filmic in their construction and
left me desperate for more.