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Review: Batgirl #25
Artists: Tom Derenick and Sean Parsons
Review by Philip Clark Three, fantastic stories in one comic! What more could you want? All three are so diverse too.
A three-in-one anniversary issue, this week’s Batgirl is not one to pass up. One of the stories is a heartfelt tale about what happens to the innocents Batgirl can’t save. Another is an action fuelled crime adventure, showcasing Batgirl’s detective mind. The third is essentially the backstory of a villain that Batgirl is fighting.
Mairghread Scott does an excellent job at writing each individual adventure so differently, almost making it seem like they were written by different people. It really is a fantastic read, I would highly suggest running out to your local comic book store and grabbing this issue.
It’s nice to see a writer be able to write the same character so diversely. A lot of comics heroes sometimes come across as one dimensional. It’s nice when a personality like Barbara Gordon comes along and a writer is able to really explore the different aspects of the character. Admittedly it took three stories to explore three sides of her character… but there’s still more to explore.
I really enjoyed the first two adventures in this issue, with the third feeling a little throw-away. The first two tales were so compelling, with fantastic plots and great characters.
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on August 17th 2018)
FINALLY! Well readers, Spoiler season has begun. Wizards teased us so heavily on the 19th with Vona's Hunger, but now we've finally seen the first of what Rivals of Ixalan has to offer. River Darter is, I think, intended for Draft, along the same lineage as Audacious Infiltrator. Thrashing Brontodon is also very good in Limited, being able to pop Pious Interdictions or Ixalan's Bindings, but may even see sideboard play in Dinosaur decks in Constructed to remove Cast Out, God Pharaoh's Gift or Gearhulks.
Rob Lane provides the bottom end in Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Onstage he’s a blur of hair,
throwing shapes with his trusty bass like a full on rock star. Away from the
band, he heads up his own project Straight
To Video, a mix of rock/punk music which draws influence from eighties
culture in general, as well as creating some cool merchandise to go along with
the music. Rob was cool enough to chat to us recently about
music, the eighties and being a geek.
Scott Hamilton: Would
you like to tell us a bit about yourself Rob? Rob Lane: Hey
Scott.... Thanks so much for reaching out! So, I guess I start with introducing
myself.... my name's Rob Lane... a bass player from the East Midlands /
Nottingham / Derby area. I've been actively playing with various bands for the
best part of 20 years. For over ten years I was the bassist for Nottingham
Power Pop Rockers TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY...
we had a pretty good run from 2003 through to November of last year, …
The wind has not left our sails as we continue on with Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers. A cycle of tutors, a flying pirate with a shrink ray, and Jace overcoming his amnesia are on order for today, let's have a look. Well then. If I remember right, the premier Aggro deck of the format played a one mana 2/1 before rotation just because it was a one mana 2/1. Colour shift it, and give it the potential for flying (which isn't hard for the Vampire deck to do) and this thing is going to see play as the other one drop (other than Legion's Landing) for the Vampire deck. Even the flavour text is a joke towards how pushed it seems! Another key piece shown today might be all the pieces Vampires needs. Having something on the same spot on the curve and mana cost Cast Out or Ixalan's Binding but adds to the tribal synergy overall is very needed in a tribal deck. The second line, isn't strictly needed (it's safer to keep this guy out of the red zone) but giving i…