Monday, October 24, 2005

BATGIRL #69

The best villains don't foam at the mouth.

Ra's al-Ghul, when written well, wasn't the cosmic avatar for PETA. He was capable of boggling acts of destruction that put animals above humans, but there was always more to him. When written well, he made sense... in a perverted, impractical-because-genocide-is-never-the-best-answer kind of way. And then he died at his daughter Nyssa's hand and Nyssa was given a ridiculous costume (yes, I know why, but it looks moronic) and his other daughter Talia was conscripted into Infinite Crisis and things were looking pretty grim.

Andersen Gabrych, with the same aplomb he took with Tarantula II and, well, most of the other guano, doesn't completely rescue the Daughters of the Demon. But he does rescue the girls from looking like they got picked up in the Supermarket Sweep bonus round that was the gathering of the Secret Society of Supervillains. Nyssa has a plan. And it makes sense. In a perverted, impractical-because-genocide-is-never-the-best-answer kind of way.



4 Comments:

Blogger Captain Qwert Jr said...

There are headliners and there are supporting actors, and this Batgirl is a supporting actor. Giving her the ability to speak was the worst thing they did with her, next to giving her her own book.

Thu Oct 27, 03:45:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous HMM said...

There are headliners and there are supporting actors, and this Batgirl is a supporting actor.

Your wrong opinion has been heard and noted.

I do think they should keep trying new creative teams, though. I don't think we've hit the right one just yet.

Fri Oct 28, 05:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Windbreaker said...

I like that BG can speak in broken sentences, but I do think they're rushing it. The issues closer to #60 were much more effective when describing her communication in words and fists.

Mon Nov 14, 08:09:00 AM EST  
Anonymous guile said...

i love batgirl..

Thu Nov 17, 08:33:00 PM EST  

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