Batgirl #6

Feb. 8th, 2012 05:48 pm
aeka: (Barbara Gordon [Oracle]:)
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While there were some moments in this book I found a bit silly, all in all I actually liked this issue. Especially the scenes between Gretel and Barbara.

First, mum is back!

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Barbara being all Oracle-like by doing her homework. That I like. Though I am starting to wonder if she still had her big iconic clock tower in this new DCU if she was only Oracle for three years.

And now, Batman and Batgirl team-up!

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Not sure if I'm looking forward to revisiting the "The Joke," but I will nevertheless check it out to see if there's any mention of her as Oracle. I'm honestly still waiting on that confirmation. :(

Date: 2012-02-08 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I really liked this story--Grendel was a more interesting/sympathetic villain than Mirror, and Babs' interactions with Bruce were sweet. :)

Also--more proof that muffins will be to this run what waffles were for Steph's run.

Speaking of, best line from the book--"She won't stop baking!" XD

Date: 2012-02-09 12:25 am (UTC)
freezer: (OH HELL NO)
From: [personal profile] freezer
The "Crazy=Arkham" thing drives. Me. NUTS. Either major Elephant In The Room (either that Arkham hasn't been shut down and razed yet or anyone who's the least bit "off" is declared insane and shipped off to the Asylum of the Damned) would be enough to be a major irritant. Together? RAAAAAGE!

Date: 2012-02-09 01:41 am (UTC)
thosefew: bored death (Default)
From: [personal profile] thosefew
Maybe Arkham's running franchise asylums throughout the world.

Date: 2012-02-09 10:25 pm (UTC)
pyrrhocorax: It is XS! She is running! (XS)
From: [personal profile] pyrrhocorax
I know! I mean, apart from the obvious inhumanity of it, that place is basically a super villain incubation hive. WHY GOTHAM, WHY? Or for that matter, why doesn't Bruce invest some of hiss millions in mental healthcare for the people?

Date: 2012-02-09 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
I dunno, just cracking open a laptop doesn't really say Oracle to me

Date: 2012-02-09 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
More than likely, folks that are part of Anonymous were able to steal government documents with nothing but common laptops--I imagine it wouldn't be that hard for her.

Date: 2012-02-09 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Except she's not hacking Gotham PD's files, but looking something up online.

Date: 2012-02-09 05:06 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
So, does the NEW DCU tell if Stephanie was ever Batgirl here, and why she quit if so? Would it just be a matter of "oh, the original's back, I guess I'm out of a job?"

Date: 2012-02-09 06:14 am (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
You don't want to know what Bruce says to Babs this issue concerning the Batgirl title. It's too rage inducing if you're a Steph, Helena, Cass, or Bette fan.

Date: 2012-02-09 07:58 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Oh, please do go on. It's not like I'm at a point where I feel that DC is the company to make decisions I'll actually like right now...

Date: 2012-02-09 08:48 am (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
Yeah... you were always meant to be nothing more than just a girl Barbara. Not a Batwoman.. cause we already have one running around. But you'll always be Batgirl.. not those other two who came after you. Or you're own heroic identity. Just Batgirl forever. *bangs head on desk*

Date: 2012-02-09 09:30 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Ha, thanks.

Date: 2012-02-12 11:41 am (UTC)
thespis: ([batgirl] steph is amazing)
From: [personal profile] thespis
Oh my god, I want to hit something.

That's just... such an insult, not only to Steph and Cass and Helena and Bette, but to Babs as well.

Argh, I hate this reboot so much. So, so much.

Date: 2012-02-09 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Over on her Tumblr, Gail's said that she's run it with editorial and at least one other has been Batgirl in the new history.

Date: 2012-02-09 08:45 am (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
Oh goodie. Official recognition some person's run as Batgirl was made a mute point. So.. I'm assuming it's Steph who was kept since Cass's history has been nullified to the point neither she nor Helena could have ever been it. Plus Bette well we know that obviously with Batwoman.

Though if Cass was spared and still Batgirl then why did she leave the role? Because then Steph's title is then made mute and is then a gut punch.

There's really no winning.

Date: 2012-02-09 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
Both Steph and Cass were integrated wonderfully on Batman Inc. Batgirl and Red Robin Books (The Holy trinity of Morrison-Q.Miller-Yost).

Officially only Steph exist (yeah Cass disapeared out of existence) but as DC takes Morrison as the word of God if any Batman.Inc happens on Honk-Kong or Tokyo Cass would be there

Date: 2012-02-09 11:41 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
I like Bruce and Babs interaction here. :) It's very sweet.

Date: 2012-02-09 12:52 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
Motto. This is actually getting me to want to pick this up. I'm guessing this is a title that will gain speed and momentum as Gail gets her feet under her and we all move on to the new status quo.

Date: 2012-02-09 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
1) Barbara loves her father, they had sweet talks, one time Barbara asked Jim how he managed to help the officers under his charge (without telling him that she was oracle).

Jim Gordon has been Batman's Bro since Year One (I heard that Miller based Hartigan on Gordon for his Sin City series). I like the nod that rich uncle Bruce paid for the hospital. But Bruce is not her dad.

2) A race to the top? Is this Bruce or Dick? Dont get me wrong, Bruce doesnt need to be all grim all the time, but those words kinda sound out character, just kinda.

3) I dont know where I begin and she ends? Am I reading a Fanfic? twilight? Is like a competition of who is more sexually ambiguous Barbara or poor Ol'Virgin Tim (Robin writers straight him up, Titans writers not so much ;) )
Pairings aside, that line was pathetic, Simone went lazy

Date: 2012-02-10 01:32 am (UTC)
midnightvoyager: (Bob)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
WHY ARE ALL OF THE LADY FACES THE SAME?

It was fine for the mother and daughter, but the newspaper person looks identical to them.

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