Cassandra Cain has walked away from encounters with the likes
of Lady Shiva, the world's premier martial artist, and even
Cassandra's own father, the deadly assassin David Cain. But
can even Batgirl survive a confrontation with Batman's archenemies
the Joker? In addition, Batgirl must also overcome the lunacy
of an ingenious scientist, face off against a "Jokerised"
Shadow Thief, mentor a fellow female crimefighter, and defeat
a trio of deadly assailants...
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the latest Batgirl collection to be released featuring the
exploits of the 'new' Batgirl, Cassandra Cain.
be quite honest, this isn't a patch on the collections that
have come before. It's not that this it offers a poor story.
It's just that it is a little too cluttered. There seems to
be too much going on, and at the same time, nothing seems
to really happen.
ties in neatly with the events that unfold in Batman:
Bruce Wayne Murderer?
and Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive (Vols 1,
as Batgirl attempts to unravel whether Bruce Wayne was really
responsible for the murder of Vesper Fairchild. But, this
is yet another tiny element that is thrown in to the mix for
no apparently good reason. It's as thought the writers were
attempting to attract as many readers as possible (fans of
The Joker, Lady Shiva, Spoiler and Batman) and not staying
true to their main character.
was never a huge fan of the clumsy vigilante Spoiler, and
this collection didn't make me alter my opinion. In fact,
if you've never come across her before then you will have
a hard time working out who she is - as her name is never
mentioned in this collection.
the blurb on the back of this collection talks about Batgirl
walking away from encounters with Lady Shiva... er... well,
she may have done in the past, but a large part of this graphic
novel concerns itself with Batgirl recovering after beating
Lady Shiva... so I hope whoever wrote that synopsis has been
certainly not for those who are thinking of starting their
acquaintance with the Batgirl - this is only really for seasoned
fans - and they may feel a little cheated.
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