Monday, August 1, 2016
DCU Rebirth: Batgirl #1 | Beyond Burnside
There’s not much mystery in this one but definitely it gives you an idea where the new art team is taking Barbara Gordon. It’s more like reading Archie Comics with a superhero as the main character in the narrative and also a jump in point for those who want to start reading Batgirl. Yamashiro only have brief words with Batgirl before she had a stroke telling her that the future is in front of her.
The story is short but most of it was the search for Fruit Bat and getting to know Barbara and Kai as they try to find the Japanese Myth who they would meet toward the third act of the story.
Overall it’s too early to say how they’ll establish Batgirl travelling all over the world in search for someone to train her. Babs travelled all the way to Japan but then shifts focus immediately in search of ‘that future’ which leads to a new series and Singapore is where she will be going next. Whatever happens to Batgirl the next issue would be more promising than just a quick scene of action and less of what really she was looking for after meeting the mysterious Fruit Bat.