Volume 1, The Batgirl of Burnside

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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 to become a whole new Batgirl! But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham’s first viral vigilante — 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 kicking 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?
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2015
ISBN: 9781401257989
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 St
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Tarr, Babs
Fletcher, Brenden
Alternative Title: Batgirl of Burnside


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Mark_Daly Jun 20, 2016

A very appealing and confident but inexperienced Batgirl moves to Gotham's hip neighborhood and juggles friendships, fame, grad school, romance and crime-fighting. The supporting characters are appealing but the focus is rightly on Babs. The storytelling seamlessly blends contemporary computer trends with traditional costumed heroics. The stylish art and bold coloring make this a fun read.

May 19, 2016

A new creative team come on board for the character, as Barbara Gordon moves into a new neighbourhood, along with a different look and attitude. She's more of a party mindset here than the serious minded character we might more associate with as she gets settled in, dealing with issues in both identities. It's not at the same level as Gail Simone's run on the character, but it's better than a good deal out there.

May 11, 2016

This isn’t the Batgirl that I first met in Batgirl: Year One. That’s okay! Different universe, same character elements, new stories. This Batgirl, a.k.a. Barbara Gordon, is a supergenius with computers who’s starting a new life in a new neighborhood. A rash of electronic device thefts is the mystery that starts all the action. The ensuing mix of Babs as both detective and superhero stays true to the classic aspects of her character. The plot has plenty of momentum, complemented by the vibrant colors and great movement in the art. Her friends and colleagues are a diverse, very real group of people you’d want to hang out with. This is a great young adult female superhero book!

DC387 Aug 21, 2015

I expected more from the Artwork & Storyline.


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