Thursday, December 15, 2011

Batgirl 4 :: An End to Dreams

"An End to Dreams" is the final confrontation between Batgirl and Mirror, presented by Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf.  The final chapter of this first arc takes us inside the minds of both characters, and while Mirror believes no one deserves to have a second chance, Batgirl feels she is undeserving of the one given to her; they are indeed twisted reflections of each other.  Their conflict is resolved, not in a predictable manner, but in the only one that made sense, bringing to a close the first adventure for the dominoed daredoll in her new beginning.  Ardian Syaf was absolutely fantastic in this issue; each one of Batgirl's expressions, her movements, the dynamics, and the flow of the panels, was exceptional; while Vicente Cifuentes and Ulises Arreola did an amazing job with the shadow and light contrast.  The end of the story introduces a drama element that as far as I recall has never been addressed before, so hold on to your chairs because the ride just gets crazier from here!

Batgirl #4
Art by Ardian Syaf

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