done-in-one, introducing the Batwomen of the future. When the original Batgirl
goes missing, it’s up to a young vigilante who has taken up the mantle to
battle crime in Crown Point, the worst section of the worst neighborhood in
Gotham. Abandon hope, all ye who enter her. Even the Bat doesn’t come down
now she does. And she has help, in the form of Batman’s own stay-at-home
assistant, Max. She’s no street fighter, but what she lacks in kick ass-ability
she makes up for in techno-strategy.
represents an interlude between the recent Rise of the Demon story arc and the
next one to follow. It takes advantage of Batman and Bruce’s absence from
Gotham to demonstrate A.) the story does not stop just because they’re not
around; and B.) there are many layers to the Bat-mythos of the future. Terry
McGinnis is only one of them.
is good, though a few panels seem to be a but less than polished, as if corners
were cut in the inking process. That may be a bit disappointing, given Dexter
Vines’ reputation as a solid professional, butif he cut corners, it was never
where it mattered. Several pages are stand-outs. Avira’s colors are dynamic and
effective, making for any shortcomings in the overall artwork.
All in all,
a good, solid, satisfying issue.