Title: Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside
Authors/Illustrators: Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher, Jared K. Fletcher, Maris Wicks, and Babs Tarr
Publisher: DC Comics
Format: Comic Bindup (Digital Copy)
Length: 176 pgs
Source: Hoopla/Public Library
Goodreads Summary: Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl…and discovers new threats preying on her peers! As the new hero of Burnside, Batgirl gets started by facing twin sister assassins on motorcycles! Collects BATGIRL #35-40.
Well, I have read Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside and the votes are in and the result are final, folks! The final results are…DRUMROLL PLEASE!…I loveloveloved it!!! Ohmygosh, guys, this comic is sooooooo good and sososo fun!
First off, the stories were great and so was the overarching story! It was a wonderful introduction to the young Batgirl and while we didn’t learn her whole story until the end of the comic bindup (for *reasons*), I never felt out of the loop or disconnected from the characters.
Speaking of the characters, they were amazing as well! They were young and fresh, only my age and I could relate to them. All of the characters had such individual personalities and were just so darn lovable! However, I must say, there’s a special place in my heart for the very grumpy Dinah Lance. (Yeesh! What is it with me and sour characters? first Pomeline in Gotham Academy, now Dinah? I’m not a sour person so why do I like them so much? I guess opposites do attract…)
The art was great! It was a more youthful, modern, American style, with a bright color palette. The art totally fit the youthful vibe of the story very well and it really helped me get into the comic!
So obviously I have fallen head over heals for Batgirl! I had exactly zero problems with the comic and would recommend it to readers of all ages!