Commissioner Gordon's daughter has retired as Batgirl due
to the fact she is confined to a wheelchair. Her replacement
is a mute girl who was trained from an earlier age by her
father to read body language. Her skills are so finely tuned
that while she can't understand anything verbally, she can
read emotions purely on the basis of movement. Batman soon
discovers that Batgirl's past is much more dark than he at
Batgirl marks a new dark era in the Batman universe. You thought
Batman was a tough, no nonsense character, well this Batgirl
makes him look like an old softie. You thought that Batman
had had a terrible childhood, well this Batgirl's childhood
makes Batman's look like a utopia.
only real gripe is that it is a little too heavy going in
places. I might be getting old but I had a real job following
the plot at times (and this is a guy who understood The
Dark Knight Returns on his first read through).
you want to spent an hour or so reading something light hearted
to lift your spirit I suggest you look elsewhere, however,
if you are in the mood for some dark, disturbing material
then this is perfect.
fine read, that is well presented.