Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Batgirl #45 Review


It's Electric!

Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 25, 2020

I've been waiting for Cecil Castellucci to tell her own story in this book.  She jumped on with the Year of the Villain and then followed that up with Unearth, and so what will we get next?  Let's find out...


The issue opens with Batgirl still wondering if Jason Bard is on the up and up after returning to Gotham from Unearth.  I know she has an in to investigate as a new friend (Batgirl) and maybe girlfriend (Barbara), but instead, she ponders it awhile before just ditching it for later.  So, what do we get instead?  A Russian scientist covered in gold that leads to a hell of a convoluted story!

Someone is killing off people in Gotham, and Batgirl is on the case.  After taking way to long to figure it isn't Unearth nonsense, Babs does some lab work to figure out that someone is using a crazy new metal to kill people, but why?  Jason Bard, Izzy, and Alejo get involved, and very conveniently, they get to have a face-to-face with the killer, who reveals her plan and motivations...and what a doozy it is.




The two good things about this issue are the art (though even that is a bit uneven at times) and the guest stars that show up.  Yea, they don't make much sense being around, but I'll take Batwoman and KGBeast anytime we can get them.  As for the story...it makes little sense, takes way to long to get going, and then still makes little sense.  This story makes me yearn to go back to Unearth, something I thought I'd never say in my life!

Bits and Pieces:

Batgirl #45 is a convoluted mess of a story that is hard even to figure out let alone enjoy.  Batgirl fans deserve so much better than this mix of rehashed ideas and nonsense.


4.0/10

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