CBF Graphic Chat #2 : Batgirl Year One


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I’ve loved every Year One series that’s come out so far for the Batman family, but I was a bit skeptical about what the reviews on Amazon were saying about Batgirl : Year One. Not as compelling at Batman, lame villains, too chaotic in plotting, etc.

Blah, blah, blah…

I enjoyed the heck out of this graphic novel and I owe it to Chuck Dixon, who had a great run with Robin and Nightwing back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, and Scott Beatty for highlighting the beginning year of a fan favorite in Barbara Gordon. Juggling her own career path, dealing with her father who refuses her joining the force with him, pushing away annoying flirting from Dick Grayson – it’s everything you’d want from a book about a girl fulfilling her own destiny and not letting the angst of life get in the way. The visuals as well have that Bruce Timm look that you’d love if you’re a fan of the animated shows.

Hands down great job and definitely worth a read for those who want to see what life was like before Oracle came along. If you want to catch up on more Batgirl goodness today, you should get the current run going on with Stephanie Brown.

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