Batgirl is a
hero, because killing is wrong, regardless of the who or why. That’s how heroes
are, right? But in this issue she fights that battle rather vigorously,
prepared to almost die herself before seeing a human life taken. The other side
of the argument is presented, but seemingly lost, if for no other reason than
it her name on the cover.
Some might suggest that
such a political hot potato has no place in a comic book, but I disagree. As
long as it serves the story, I’m fine with it, regardless of which side I may
take. I just object to that it seemed delivered in a somewhat heavy-handed
manner. And the results thereof are a set back in Batgirl’s investigation.
Which means the story is
far from over, but I’m ready for it to be. It has a bit of a murder mystery
quality to it, which I enjoy, but I’d very much like to see clues that might
point to some answers. What I’ve seen so far has been Batgirl’s efforts to stop
a killer, without much success.
Unfortunately, the story
is to be continued, but that includes a detour into another DC title. At least
it’s still part of the Bat-franchise, but not one of the better known books.
It’s a shame if it’s only a ploy to juice the readership of that particular
title, because it’s hardly a sustainable strategy.
PS - You know how Superman and Batman have been accused of wearing their underwear outside their pants? Batgirl does the same thing, with her bat-shaped sports bra