Batgirl Volume 1: Batgirl Of Burnside
By Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr
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Barbara Gordon’s ready for a fresh start. She’s packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham’s coolest neighborhood, Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance the become a whole new Batgirl!
But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham’s first viral vigiliante–and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. Meanwhile, the girl beneath the gear’s got a whole new crew of friends, college classes that are kicker her Bat-butt and a dating scene that can make anyone want to swipe left on life.
This bat’s done living in the shadows. But will the bright lights of Burnside burn her for good?
Collect: Batgirl 35-40
Summary from Goodreads.
This was the first time I have read a story with Batgirl, and I could not have picked a better one to start off on.
The story follows Barbra Gordon as she moves to Burnside. All that I know of Batgirl / Barbra Gordon is what I have heard about The Killing Joke, which surprisingly does play a factor in this volume. We start off nowhere near the events of The Killing Joke, instead, we find Barbra Gordon moving to Burnside to complete her thesis. With this move out of Gotham and to Burnside, she also gets the chance to reimage Batgirl. Whether this is a good thing for Batgirl remains to be seen.
The artwork suited the tone and the direction of this volume. It managed to blend the right amount of teenage vibe with not too much of it to bother anyone who is not a teenager. Not only that, the background held a ridiculous amount of information that did not distract you from the focal point of each panel.
If you are interested in giving Batgirl a read, this one seems like a good place to start.
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