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Review: Batgirl #37


By Philip Schweier
July 26, 2019 - 14:31

After the events of last issue, now is the perfect time to shake things up a bit. Okay, maybe a LOT. The Terrible Trio have a new game plan, invading a hidden retreat in search of the highest tech to give them the edge they need in the business of organized crime. But what they discover is a lot more threatening than they bargained for.


MEANWHILE… Batgirl is busy duking it out with her oldest nemesis, Killer Moth (see Detective Comics #359), who’s got some killer tech to elevate his standing in the criminal community. Why? Because he’s hoping for “an offer.” But here’s the thing: people who try too hard, usually don’t try in the most effective manner.


Joining us this issue the new creative team of Cecil Castellucci and Carmine Digiandomenico. It’s hard for me to comment on Castellucci’s writing after only a single issue, but I am completely digging Digiandomenico artwork. I often compare current artists to those who have gone before, but this time I’ve got nothing. It’s completely fresh and original, yet somehow of a familiar style I find comforting. I want more… NOW!


Batgirl has become one of my favorite books. It’s not entirely beholden to decades of continuity the way Batman is. Much of that has to with Batman’s marketability in other media, but Batgirl’s modest success in that area leaves her free to do as she pleases.


Rating: 9/10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

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