I like the uniform look of the Zero Issues: Superheroes burst through greyscale comic book pages. But while #0 Batgirl has the signature Batgirl features – gold bat, sleek black, red locks — she doesn’t look Barbara Gordon-ish to me. She’s verging on sensual, and while Barbara G. is a looker, to my mind she’s more Buffy Summers sexy, less Sophia Loren sultry. This Covergirl Batgirl’s got definite Loren Lips.
Most of you don’t read comic books, and those who do don’t need plot summaries. If you didn’t read it, buy it! These comic books are affordable art; go support their artists.
Other than a few awkward boob-emphasizing stances, solid book.
It’s hard not to enjoy something @gailsimone writes. I loved seeing threads of the quippy, self-assured and self-questioning superhero Batgirl surfacing in pre-superhero Barbara. She’s supremely confident but knows people find her weird, and kind of minds it that they do. And kind of doesn’t give a Batshit.
I also appreciated witnessing Barbara transitioning loyalty from her family triumvirate (Dad, Barbara, James) to her superhero triumvirate (Batman, Batgirl, Robin).
The tiny peeks at James Jr. offered interesting if slight clues to his future. In what might be the funniest understatement in the book’s year-long run, Barbara wonders if her little brother might have some sort of social anxiety disorder. But it’s clear she loves him and would risk her life to keep him safe.
Finally, the phrase “flirt flu” is my new favorite BG-ism. Her drollery marks Barbara Gordon the most charmingly clever of my superhero reads.
My use of the thesaurus-suggested “drollery” marks me the most sluggishly unclever* of your superhero blog reads.
*thesaurus-approved antonym for “clever”