Batgirl is on
a manhunt, for her criminally deranged brother. He’s been released on some
drug-fueled rehab program, which even in the world of comic books I have a hard
time buying. That a murderer could be released, yes. That a person convicted of
multiple homicides could be released, and his sister – her dad’s a COP!
– never being any wiser, THAT I have a hard time believing.
But, too his credit, said
homicidal brother is at least able to discern that his sister and Batgirl are
one and the same – something dear old dad was unable to do a few issues back.
But… it’s a welcome
respite from all the political posturing that’s been going on in recent issues.
We’ll see enough of that in the real world in the months to come.
Regrettably, the work of
artists Paul Pelletier and Norm Rapmund is not featured in this issue. Not sure
if they’re taking a break or off the book permanently. But Elena Casagrande and
Scott Godlewski are suitable replacements, temporary or otherwise.
Unfortunately, last issue
dovetailed into the Batman Who Laughs,
which I never followed up on, so it’s as if there is a chapter missing. I find it
disappointing that a narrative needs to digress into another title entirely. DC
seems to be doing that a bit lately; I’d rather they didn’t.