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Review: Batgirl #28
“Art of the Crime” - Part Three
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund & Jordie Bellaire
Review by Philip Clark After the events of the last issue, Batgirl is left trying to explain to the GCPD that she didn’t kill Phillipe Rianne. With incriminating evidence on the ground in front of her, Batgirl sees no other option but to run. Now she’s a fugitive, and all the while Batgirl’s still dealing with her mind and body failing her.
The stakes are higher than ever in this issue as Wyrm, member of The Dark Web, reveals his hand in the actions of Grotesque. With the high society types of Gotham in danger, Batgirl needs to stop Grotesque and Wyrm before things get worse.
Gordons Never Give Up
Something that’s been drilled into Barbara her entire life is that “Gordons never give up.” This whole comic run is testimony to that. Knowing what’s at stake, even though she’s dealing with her own stuff, Barbara fights on to save the people of Gotham. Throughout the issue, Batgirl pushes herself to her mental and physical limits. Proving that not only is she a hero that doesn’t give up. But that she’s a Gordon that doesn’t give up.
Overall, this was yet another fantastic story from Scott and the team behind Batgirl. There is a great reveal in this comic, which I really didn’t see coming.
The only problem I have this issue, this entire run actually, is the artwork. That’s not to say it’s not good, because honestly some of the detail in the panels is beyond incredible. It just doesn’t feel like a Batgirl comic when I’m reading it. I’m also not a massive fan of the new/old costume. I much prefer the costume she had previously.
This is my only complaint, otherwise I think it’s a pretty great comic. The story and writing are fantastic, it's just the artwork lets it down for me.
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on October 25th 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…