Friday, January 13, 2012

Batgirl 5 :: A Candy Full of Spiders

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes

"A Candy Full of Spiders" jumps right into the action with Batgirl trying to stop some bad guys from her old days, and introducing a new menace named Gretel. As she has done in all other issues so far, Gail Simone gives us one little piece of information about Barbara's early career and also about her recovery; just enough to keep us satisfied and asking for more; much better than throwing it all in a "flashback" issue. I have grown fond of the inner monologue in this series; this style is enjoyable because it provides two perspectives on the events being told, and what human being does not maintain a never-ending conversation with one self? The middle of the issue also is strong in character development, drama, and conflict; and to leave us hanging, the story closes with Gretel about to beat Batgirl in the most ironic possible way. A must read!


Oracle said...

I just read Batgirl 5 and I think it is great. It remembered me the style of the Batgirl s back up stories in Detective Comics back in the 80s. I m having a terrific time now that the real Batgirl is back

JoséVC said...

I agree with you Oracle. This issue was very reminiscing of the silver age stories featuring Batgirl, good catch! Babs back in the role of Batgirl is one of the best things that has happened in DC in ages.