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    ‘Batgirl’ #46- Spoilers, Gangsters, and Nightmares

    Like Barbara Gordon’s agile mind, writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher tend to balance several plot threads in each Batgirl issue, and this one is no exception. The three main ones are real estate developers using teenagers in various street gangs to drive out tenants so they can gentrify Burnside, Stephanie Brown aka Spoiler getting a bounty put on her because she witnessed Eiko Hasigawa (Catwoman’s lover during Genevieve Valentine’s run on the book) executing mob leaders, and also her continued lapses of memory, which might have led to a scientific breakthrough. Although, Stewart and Fletcher’s plot has a lot of moving parts, it comes organically out of character relationships and the dark, lovely world they have crafted through thirteen issues with artist Babs Tarr, colorist Serge Lapointe, and other collaborators. More

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    ‘Batgirl’ #44 is the Bengal and Frankie Show

    First of all, I’d like to give a round of applause to the cleverness of putting an artist named Bengal on a comic book featuring a tiger themed villain and extended fight sequences of Batgirl against tigers. Batgirl #44 begins immediately after last issue when the new villain Velvet Tiger kidnapped Jo, the fiancee of Barbara Gordon’s friend Alysia and also framed her friend/gadget provider Qadir for murder. The plot of this issue involving the rescue of Jo, several showdowns with Velvet Tiger, and almost a half dozen supporting characters is packed to the brim by writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher. However, the sheer expressiveness of Bengal’s art and Serge Lapointe’s colors along with a nice dose of adorable in the several romantic scenes keep the issue afloat and entertaining. More

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    Interpersonal Issues and Outlandish Baddies Intersect in ‘Batgirl’ #43

    #43.

    Even if the final page villain reveal might not be the most exciting (for now), Batgirl #43 is another opportunity for Babs Tarr to strut her character and clothing design sense, try out some new types of fight scenes, and for Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher to put Batgirl’s well-developed supporting cast to work in another wacky, tech/supervillain/political caper/thriller. It’s hard to fit this comic’s plot in a neat genre box, and that’s a good thing. More

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    ‘Batgirl’ #41 pits Babs against the new Batman

    After a break for Convergence, Batgirl is back with a new villain, a new colorist, and most of all, the first real look about how Jim Gordon’s Batman affects the relationship around him. But Batgirl #41 is still both Babs’ show as readers get to see fight crime as well as interact with her roommate Frankie (who is taking on an Oracle type role) and her dad. Artist Babs Tarr also takes over both layouts and pencils and gives the comic the rush of a Saturday morning cartoon using slanted panels and slightly larger gutters to give her acrobatic style an additional “oomph”. Joel Gomez (most likely) helps out in some of the interior scenes adding details to the arcade where Babs and Frankie hang out, and the haunted house-type environment that makes up the first page of the comic, and Gotham Academy colorist Serge Lapointe give Tarr’s art a Studio Ghibli-esque palette like that series. More

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    Babs Tarr: From Tumblr to Gotham

    Even though she’s only been drawing comics for about a year, Babs Tarr’s artistic revamp of the Batgirl title and the character in general has made her one of comics’ rising stars. She discarded the armor or spandex of past costumes for a fashion forward costume featuring yellow Doc Martens and a snap cape that is cosplay friendly as well as reintegrating the classic cape, cowl, and Bat-symbol for a new generation of a fans. More

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    Everything Burns in ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #10

    ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #10 Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson Art by Scott McDaniel, Jack Herbert & Vincente Cifuentes, Jorges Jimenez, Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira, and Jan Duursema & Drew Geraci Published by DC Comics With two and a half months under its belt, the real flaws of ‘Earth […] More

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    ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #8 is tied up in tie ins

    ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #8 Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson Art by Tyler Kirkham & Joe Weems, Stephen Segovia & Jason Paz, Jorge Jimenez, and Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira Published by DC Comics It feels that for every step ‘World’s End’ takes forward it takes one back. While this […] More

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    Earth 2: World’s End #6 Starts to Get Its Act Together

    Earth 2: World’s End #6 Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson Art by Jorge Jimenez, Tyler Kirkham & Joe Weems, Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira, Jan Duursema & Drew Geraci, Eduardo Pansica & Walden Wong, with Jaime Mendoza Published by DC Comics Another week means another issue of World’s End. While […] More

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    ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #4 Needs Consistent Art

    Earth 2: World’s End #4 Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Jan Duursema, Jonathon Glapion, Jorge Jimenez, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Robson Rocha, & Paul Neary Published by DC Comics Earth 2: World’s End rounds out its first month with issue #4 so how does […] More

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