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How did Barbara first become Batgirl? What led to her to don the cape and cowl?

Witness Barbara Gordon’s shocking injury and her inspiring drive to recover and walk again!

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Stephanie Gordon? 0

The cover for this zero issue is one of those very generic and uninspired ones. I'd be content to just say 'eh,' but it actually bothers me more than that because of the awkward and excessive purple lighting coming from nowhere.Sigh. Ed Benes has an almost Liefeldian grasp of female anatomy. During the final segments of the issue summarizing Barbara's career as Batgirl between her beginning and being shot in the spine, she looks ESPECIALLY offensive. Wide as heck hips, super round boobs, way too...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Batgirl #0 0

THE GOOD: Ed Benes is on this issue and issues to come, and some may not like the style he has, but it works and continues the feeling the others artist have established on this book. His facial expressions convey a lot and the action is fluid, and interesting. The story is where the issue goes right. Barbra Gordon is not Batgirl yet, but she is curious and wants to know more. This leads her to trouble at the Police Station and the result is her donning a Bat costume. Gail Simone crafts this ver...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A well-done, defining starting point. 0

Wow, just wow. I really enjoyed this issue. For those of you who are fans of Barbara Gordon, you’re gonna wanna go grab this issue straightway. There’s so much goodness packed into this issue and it really feels like an origins story rather than like prequel filler. From the outset, we’re given privy to Barbara’s both introspective and reflective inner monologue that sets her up not only as an admirer of her father and his work, but also as the “drive” and effective character we knew her to be b...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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