Batgirl #21

by Alan Rapp on May 17, 2011

in Comics

batgirl-21-coverBatgirl faces off with another Reaper as “The Lesson” continues. However, what’s more important is what’s happening with her supporting cast. Proxy is leaving Gotham for Nada Parbat directly on the heels of Oracle pulling back her involvement in “Team Batgirl.”

One of the strengths of Bryan Q. Miller’s run is the interpersonal relationships of Stephanie Brown with these characters. It seems the comic is moving into high-gear in putting Batgirl on her own island, but I’ve got to say I’m going to miss the interplay these other supporting figures provided. Maybe Miller could borrow the underutilized Lady Blackhawk from Gail Simone’s Birds of Prey to help liven things back up? At least next month’s team up with Squire should provide some fun.

The latest issue also shows us how far the new Grey Ghost is going to go in order to protect Batgirl, even if that means betraying her to her enemies. I’m sad that with everyone else leaving this is the character who seems to be sticking around, but we’ll have to wait awhile to see how this storyline plays itself out. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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