Batgirl #3

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DC Comics
(w) Bryan Q. Miller
(a) Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott & Sandra Hope
FC 32 pgs w/ ads $2.99 US / Higher in Canada

I think I’ve been fair enough to give this series three issues to make its point and it has. I wanted to see where it’s going but in the end this is another mediocre title from DC. Bryan Q. Miller has written a couple of Smallville episodes and that apparently is enough in DC’s books to give him a crack at comics.

The story so far involves the fact that for no really reason Cassandra Cain just up and gives up being Batgirl. Stephanie Brown aka The Spoiler and former Robin picks up the mantle and decides to become Batgirl. Former Batgirl Barbara Gordon isn’t too happy at first but has now decided to help Stephanie – complete with a cheesy vow scene at the end of this comic. Along the way the new Batgirl fights the Scarecrow – complete with the obligatory hallucination scene that seems to appear every time a hero fights Scarecrow and his wacky fear chemicals.

Maybe a better writer could have done something with this series but Miller just follows the by the book writing guide to super-hero comics. I’ll give the comic a couple more issues to improve but I think I’m being too generous. (Shane Hnetka)

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