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icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-09 09:37 pm

Batgirl #3 - A reunion we've (Well, I have at any rate) been waiting for

As Babs meets Dick


Following the events on the train seen in the preview (Which doesn't end terribly well), Babs has to go through the slightly embarassing process of reclaiming her motorcycle from the Gotham City Vehicle Pound. There she runs into a certain well known acrobat, who seems to just want to see how she is. Babs is instantly on her gaurd in such situations...





Good to know that even in the DCNu, Dick hasn't changed THAT much; Kory,,, Babs,,, Roy!

And so the chase continues... it's quite cute and rather fun, though it's sort of easy to see where it's heading, and the staging and art of the chase and fight, both mock and real (you'll see) is excellent. Dick gets a little overprotective, Babs is maybe pushing away people who care about her. There is still no actual indication of how she's walking again I might add.

There's also a slightly random seeming (and not terribly clearly delineated) flashback scene where a younger Babs and Dick demonstrate their chase technique, it's... sort of appropriately athletic. I include this scan mostly because seeing a slightly younger Dick Grayson casually performing acrobatics whilst in a immaculate dinner jacket makes a little part of my hindbrain go "Hnnnnnnrg!" :) (Yes, I know this is Batgirls title, and I am sorry but I've still not been able to find a copy of Nightwing #2 at my LCS and I'm risking Dick-withdrawal here!*)



* What do you mean, double entendre?

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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2011-11-09 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
okay scrolled down to ther very bottom without looking, i don;t get my issue till tomorrow. is it good.... no don't tell me, yes tell me. i am not even looking up from my keyboard.... oh why did i click this... why

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-11-09 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought it was--the highlight and focus of the issue is definitely the Babs/Dick stuff, though there's some good stuff with her and Jim as well.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-11-09 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, Gail managed to pull this off at the last minute, far as I'm concerned. I decided I was gonna give it three issues to decide if I was going to keep going, and the first two didn't grab me at all.

This one, though. This one's fun. It's still annoying that the tease about her walking is still going on without a word of explanation, but I'm finally buying the idea that this Barbara Gordon is as fun and interesting as she was as Oracle. Or at least has the potential to be, and I get the feeling that there's a bit of momentum starting to build.

I will say I'll be happy when she stops being reactive and starts setting the pace. That, and I can't see the legs thing going for more than a couple more issues before it gets too annoying to put up with.
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[personal profile] akodo_rokku 2011-11-10 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
I was actually pretty sold after last issue, I liked Mirror's backstore and modus operandi a lot. But this issue left me cold because of the terrible, "I have to do this alone," scene. It's basically Babs putting her emotional baggage ahead of saving lives, and that's terrible.
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[personal profile] celestialchild 2011-11-09 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
It just seems really weird to me when Nightwing calls her Batgirl.

Maybe it's because I'm just used to reading Barbara Gordon as a mature, sophisticated woman, but here it just feels like she's trying to be... a teenager? more silly? Stephanie Brown?
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[personal profile] espanolbot 2011-11-09 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, although I do get that she's meant to be SLIGHTLY younger than she was pre-reboot, midtwenties as opposed to late twenties, I don't even think that she acted this young even when she WAS that young.

If that makes sense.

It does seem darkly amusing that they cancelled Steph's series, only to start a new one with an older character who is written the exact same damn personality, only with more angst over her (short term) disablity.

Yeah, I KNOW that she's the most recognisable Batgirl. I KNOW that her being back in the costume is bringing in readers.

I just get depressed over the reality of making money over writing consistant stories.

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[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-11-09 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the thing is this: Gail is writing a modern-day take on Barbara when she was Batgirl in the Bronze Age, where she was lighter and less adult; and part of what made Stephanie such a success was that she had a similar tone.

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[personal profile] kenn_el 2011-11-10 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
There already is a Batwoman.

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[personal profile] aeka 2011-11-09 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Babs and Dick just like old times = ♥

Yes, I know this is Batgirls title, and I am sorry but I've still not been able to find a copy of Nightwing #2 at my LCS and I'm risking Dick-withdrawal here!

Heh, I know how you feel, though it was a whole month of Helena withdrawal in my case. Also, Helena doesn't appear in other books. ;_;
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[personal profile] aeka 2011-11-09 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I just realised something...has Babs made it a habit to refer to her friends by their whole names? o.O

Dinah LAUREL Lance? Richard JOHN Grayson?

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[personal profile] rordulum 2011-11-09 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
What's this? Babs and Dick interacting, and she's not being shrewish and intolerant of his laid back approach to life and his disregard for personal safety?

In fact, she actually seems to be having fun and enjoying his company?

Huh. I guess the DCnU was good for something after all.
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[personal profile] katya 2011-11-09 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved it, loved it, loved it. Dick and Babs were both so fun and spot-on in this, and a repetition of theme (he with his acrobatics, and me with my ballet) worked really well.

The best part of this book, though? If you look at the front of the subway train from the second page, the graffiti in red says For a good time, call the Red Hood.

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[personal profile] star_of_airdrie 2011-11-09 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"He with his acrobatics, me with my ballet..."

Ballet..? BALLET...? It's gymnastics!!! How can ballet really help crimefighting? I've studied ballet, I've been a competitive gymnast... Ballet would offer flexibility but gymnastics offers that and so much more...

Gail, why?

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[personal profile] nightauditguy 2011-11-10 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
Damn, forgot this came out today. Didn't see at LCS,
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I trust Gail

[personal profile] capt_satellite 2011-11-10 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
I was disappointed when I heard Oracle was being retconned out, but only until I found out Gail Simone was attached to the new Batgirl book. Wherever Gail Simone will take We know she has a particularly strong love and affinity for this character and the people who surround her. Barbara Gordon, and all of us, couldn't be in better hands.
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Screwed that up....

[personal profile] capt_satellite 2011-11-10 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
meant to say, "Wherever she will take this, it will be compelling. We..."

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[personal profile] thefiretonight 2011-11-10 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Meh. I don't really want Babs/Dick after what happened with the girl from the circus. Mostly because I don't want a repeat of anything like that horrible story where Dick hands Babs a wedding invite after sleeping with her. :/
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[personal profile] aeka 2011-11-10 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Dick handing Babs the wedding invite after making love to her the night before didn't feel like it was in character for him, and it made him look, well...like a dick. Fortunately it doesn't appear like that story is still in continuity since Babs implies in the issue that they never had anything beyond friendship, or having a crush.

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[personal profile] bradygirl_12 2011-11-10 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
I like this! The vibe reminds me of pre-Killing Joke. I always thought they made better friends than lovers, but the teasing of romance just adds to their byplay. :)

Lovely art. I always liked the purple and yellow in Babs' costume, and Dick doing acrobatics in a tux? What's not to like? :)

[personal profile] cyberxigbar 2011-11-10 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Okay.... I just might pick this one up. This is the first issue that (to me) seems like it has something to offer than the fact that it's being written by Gail Simone. (Not that the other two issues looked bad, mind you, they just.... whelmed me.)

Also, it has to be said: Stupid Sexy Dick Grayson.
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[personal profile] lieut_kettch 2011-11-10 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Good to know that even in the DCNu, Dick hasn't changed THAT much; Kory,,, Babs,,, Roy!

Not to mention Jason and Wally.
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[personal profile] star_of_airdrie 2011-11-10 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad too, but I think he's also referring to the Mile High Club Circus gal from NW #2... plus Jason isn't a redhead any more and we are all playing where's Wally...
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[personal profile] maxisanacorn 2011-11-10 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
I just want a mention of Stephanie giving her back the cowl, is it too hard to ask for narrative that makes sense? Shouldn't Dick have even asked about Stephanie? My god. Sure Gail has said ( I think, could be wrong) intentionally hasn't mentioned Steph and Cass because it's "too much salt in the wound" but imo to ignore any lingering continuity of the two Batgirls that "filled in" for her in her three years as Oracle is just poor writing.

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[personal profile] kenn_el 2011-11-10 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
I seriously don't think the folks at DC have any idea what did/didn't happen in the 'new' Universe as of yet. It's the same approach they took immediately post-Crisis. A good rule of thumb is to look at sales figures. If it sold well enough, it's still in continuity, which is why the Bat and GL titles are largely untouched.
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[personal profile] eyz 2011-11-10 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Babs also letting know her situation (... out of the wheelchair!) might be temporary.

Heard that, Steph? there's still room for you!
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2011-11-10 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
That appears to be DC's 'out', should sales tank.

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[personal profile] junipepper 2011-11-11 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this selling appreciably better than Steph's run was?
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-11 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yes. At least so far. All the DCnU books have been big success. (I'm afraid to say).