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Comic Rack – Batgirl #36

by Cap'n Carrot on November 24, 2014

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While trying to restore her lost data and make amends with the now homeless Black Canary (who coincidentally disappears in time for all the action), Batgirl is targeted by a pair of obscure-anime-obsessed fans who steal a pair of prototype motorcycles and begin causing havoc on the college campus. The new creative team continues the youthful energy of last month’s comic while revealing Batgirl’s latest enemies have a benefactor with wealth and computer skills (Calculator?) pulling strings from the shadows and targeting our plucky heroine with every move.

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Comic Rack – Batgirl #35

by Cap'n Carrot on October 17, 2014

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DC Comics’ decision to end Stephanie Brown‘s days as Batgirl reinstating Barbara Gordon as the character with the launch of the New 52 never sat right with me. First, despite loving writer Gail Simone‘s work, I don’t want a gritty Batgirl comic. Second, Stephanie brought a youthful energy to the character that had been lacking for years. And third, Barbara Gordon (handicap and all) is a far more interesting character as Oracle rather than a role she outgrew years ago (long before being confined to a wheelchair).

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Batgirl Creators Talk Villains & Designing the Costume

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Batman ’66 #10 finds the Dynamic Duo matches wits against Mr. Freeze who takes advantage of a Gotham heat wave to sell personal air conditioning units to to unsuspecting Gothamites unaware that the villain will use the units to bring an early winter to the city. Despite the villain’s new advantage, and fancy new freeze-canon tank, Batman and Robin are able to bring summer back to Gotham

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You can find more of Brianne Drouhard’s work on her official site and blog, and follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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You can now pre-order Kotobukiya’s new 7in. DC Comics Batgirl New 52 ARTFX+ Statue for the low, low price of $40.

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With the fate of the entire universe at stake Alanna Strange evacuates all life on the planet Earth and gathers its greatest warriors to stand with Hawkgirl against the oncoming force of Sinestra and her legion of Black Lanterns. Although I’m not the biggest fan of the DC’s original Black Lanern arc, writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Justin Gray offer their own version of events featuring lots of action.

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Diego Bernard is a Brazilian comic artist who has done work for both Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow. You can find more of his work in his deviantART gallery.

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Batman and Robin continues to cover an out-of-control Batman dealing with the death of Damian we aren’t seeing much of in the other Bat-titles. The latest issue brings in Batgirl, who has removed the Bat-emblem from her costume, to try and talk some sense into Batman whose ice-cold demeanor and brutality has begun to scare everyone, even her.

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Designed by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, the hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain Cover Girls of DCU: Batgirl Limited Edition Statue is 10.5in. tall and can be yours for the low, low price of $100.

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