Review: Batgirl #4

bg_cv4_dsBatgirl #4 has Babs on the hunt for Kai. After a major fight with School Girl and Hard Hat she makes her way to Shanghai and gets some primo intel with the help of her BFF Frankie and her hacking expertise. Batgirl learns of Teacher’s sinister plan to boost brain power and she’s the only thing standing in her way.

Hope Larson is a darn good writer and this issue is proof. There’s a real story here that could stand alone and drum up interest for the next issue. The characters are complex and their motives are clear and make sense. There’s a real depth in the story and it’s a page turner that ends with a twist that leaves the readers wanting more.

We also get the bonus of Rafael Albuquerque‘s new school vintage art work. It adds a nice touch the story and each panel is carefully crafted to add to the story. I liked the touches and the toughness that he adds to Batgirl’s face during battle scenes and the images seem to leap off of the page.

Overall, the fourth issue was a good read from beginning to end and brought something special to the current story arc. The main player’s motivation were brought out and well defined. I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

Story: Hope Larson Art: Rafael Albuquerque
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

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