By Philip Schweier
June 27, 2018 - 10:06
In this issue, she is called upon to investigate a young man named Jacob Cesaro, a former classmate of Barbara Gordon’s who seems to be in trouble. What kind of trouble, that’s for Batgirl to discover. What she learns is Jacob has allied himself with Two-Face, and that means double trouble. Of course, Two-Face has a fiendish plot to extort money from the city of Gotham, if Jacob lives up to his end of the deal.
Jacob is a young man on the brink. He is consumed by grief and anger, with now way of channeling it in a productive direction. So he’s not too different from a lot of people these days, whose only outlet for their emotions is through anger, bitterness and resentment.
While the story has layers of merits, the artwork is a little disappointing. Scott Godlewski is good, but this issue is lacking something – an energy level that I’m used to seeing from previous issues. I don’t begrudge him that, as some days the creative well runs dry. But here’s hoping he’ll be back in his usual fine form ere too long.