Part 2 of the
Terrible Trio storyline, told in (appropriately) three parts. But it seems to
have interrupted the previous storyline of Batgirl bodyguarding a political candidate
targeted by persons unknown. However, that storyline was diverted to another
title entirely, so maybe it’s over and done with.
I’ve enjoyed seeing the
Terrible Trio resurrected and reinvented for the modern age of storytelling.
It’s a more acceptable (if unlikely) concept than three people in masks
committing robberies for kicks and giggles. But what manner of mutation they
may be remains to be discovered. In a universe that has given us Killer Croc
and Tiger Shark, a fox, vulture and another “wereshark” all have historical
Despite Batgirl’s battle
against said Trio, there is still the matter of her personal life – her
business, to be specific. It’s hard to run your own company when you spend so
much time waging a war on crime. So seeds are planted that will no doubt bear
fruit in the near future – bitter fruit for Barbara Gordon.
The art team of Paul
Pelletier and Norm Rapmund are joined by Jose Marzan Jr., though it doesn’t
show. This speaks to his ability to blend his work consistently with that of
his artistic teammates. I think that is sometimes the mark of genuine talent
– the ability to fill a role without being obvious about it. It makes for
good supporting actors and background musicians.