domingo, 26 de enero de 2020

Some thoughts about Batgirl #43

Can Batgirl escape from a world of fantasy?

The Maker of Unearth wants to recover the love of his life but to do so, he will have to create a brand new love story.

Well, this issue was unexpected in many ways.

Cecil Castellucci opens a new arc that goes straight into supernatural territory. The plot centers around Ernest, the Maker of Unearth, and even as one of the few people who were reading the last few issues of Dan Abnett's Titans and remembers him, I was pretty surprised to see him here since I would have expected him to disappear into nothingness considering that Abnett's run was not well-received at all.

On the other hand, he is also an appropriate character for any author due that they can easily represent themselves in him for being a writer himself which allows for a nice exploration of the medium and Castellucci offers a few insteresting fantasy moments that reflect Barbara's inner conflict about her new feelings about Jason Bard. That being said, I still found funny that Castellucci made fun of Ernest's clunky writing since her own narration is not that natural here and at worst can be pretty heavyhanded (See Female Furies).

Cian Tormey handles the art and is okay I guess but his semi-cartoony style is not that good looking and doesn't tell the story so well.

Decent issue overall, let's see how things go.

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