is on the trail of a trained assassin named Cormorant. His current target is congressional
candidate Luciana Alejo, so Barbara Gordon has volunteered to keep an eye on the
campaign from the inside. Her computer expertise as earned her entry into the
inner circle, rubbing shoulders with head of security Jason Bard (whom she
doesn’t trust) and volunteer coordinator Izzy (whom she doesn’t like).
Cormorant’s latest assassination attempt goes south, Batgirl takes to battle to
the opponent, who claims to be completely uninvolved. If that’s so, who would
benefit from Alejo’s death? Given that one of her causes would be the closing
of Blackgate Prison in favor of a higher security facility, any criminal might
have an ax to grind.
What we have
here is less of a typical super-hero story, of people in tights and masks
beating each other up, and more of a mystery, and I DO love a mystery. Barbara
could easily be a private investigator trying to catch a gun for hire, and I’m
okay with that.
perfect, the writing has been strong and the artwork superb in the time I’ve been
reading this series, maintaining a consistent quality that is nothing short of
refreshing. In this era where more emphasis is paid to the writer, and less to
the artist(s), this series keeps me coming back for more, month after month.