Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside is a bold and step towards a more modernised and youthful Batgirl by creators Cameron Stewart, Brendon Fletcher with pencils by DC newcomer and Eisner award nominee, Babs Tarr.
Following the events of her last confrontation with New 52 Batgirl adversary Knightfall, Barbara Gordon has decided its time for a new start. She’s moved across the river, to the New Jersey of Gotham, Burnside.
She’s going back to university, she has a thesis lined up. She’s living it up and partying, and finally embracing her mid twenties.
Only problem is, someone is playing dress-ups and is giving Batgirl a bad name.
Now Batgirl has to go and take her good name back, using every tool she can (including pixtagraph #batgirlofburnside).
Nightclubs with a social networking theme, high speed car chases, a pair of motorcycle riding, samurai sword wielding villains, a 20 million dollar bounty on her head, and a falling out with her best friend; the Batgirl of Burnside has her work cut out for her.
A wonderful combination of action and super heroics with a dash of computer espionage, Batgirl of Burnside will find a special place in your heart, and leave you ready to embrace Babs’ new adventures in Burnside.
The art is pleasing and adds to the youthful direction of the title. The dialogue and breakdowns easy for new and experienced readers.
This Volume is out in both a hardcover edition and paperback.
If you just can’t wait for the next collection of Burnside’s Batgirl, the rest of the New 52 Batgirl Series by Gail Simone is available in paperback graphic novels.
This title is perfect for those who love YA novels, and want to try Graphic Novels, or the Marvel Now series, Ms Marvel.