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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?

Date: 2011-11-09 10:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
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.

Date: 2011-11-09 10:54 pm (UTC)
celestialchild: Noriko Readman from Read or Die (Noriko Readman)
From: [personal profile] celestialchild
I'm not as familiar with her history as Batgirl, so I refrained from saying this originally, but from what little I read I had the same impression as you. She may have been more light-hearted than she was as Oracle, but she still seemed more sophisticated/adult than she is portrayed here.

And anyway; is there anybody else is the DCnU who has been de-aged and is consequently behaving "younger" than they were prior to the reboot?

Date: 2011-11-10 12:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfiredragon
Dick is younger than he was pre-reboot. 21 now as opposed to mid 20s before. I'm not sure if you knew that or not. Ollie is WAY younger (*laughs* but in terms of maturity I don't see much difference)

Date: 2011-11-11 05:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junipepper
I don't think her personality is all that much like Steph's. Stephanie was funny, and self-deprecating, and she did have a lot of worries but I wouldn't say she was angsty.

This is... okay. I'd rather have Steph back. I was really, really enjoying her run.


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