Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Some thoughts about Batgirl #8

Batgirl's love life is never easy.

Barbara has just started dating Ethan Cobblepot and just when things are apparently going well, her other life will prove to be the biggest challenge in her relationship.

Well, this was a decent issue but nothing more than that.

I do like how Hope Larson is developing Burnside once again with the classic cast that many fans are familiar with (although she tries to give one of them a pretty cliche characterization that is a bit insulting for people like her) which brings solid portrayals for most of them while the relationship between Babs and Ethan goes into a very interesting path.

Plus, is cool that she's trying to recreate a few old villains for the protagonist's rogues gallery while making her face challenges that are pretty appropriate for her.

On the other hand, I felt like not a lot actually happened here, the issue was over a bit too quick and what we had, while enjoyable, was not spectacular.

Chris Wildgoose handles the artwork and is pretty reminiscent of the initial Burnside era once again with a cartoony tone and expressive characters.

Not bad but I hope the next one offers more.

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