Friday, May 11, 2012

Batgirl 9 :: In the Line of Fire

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Ardian Syaf

Holy Cats! 06:07 pm in Gotham, and Batgirl's chapter of "Night of the Owls" is the most intense yet, and the one where the Court's assault on the city reaches a chilling crescendo. The writers behind this crossover have taken great measures to give their respective Talons independent personalities and traits; Gail Simone is not the exception. Using the Fire Balloon attacks of WWII as backdrop -a real life event- she gives her Talon a tragic story that inspires in the reader a great deal of compassion. Ardyan Syaf also delivers his best pencils thus far in the series. Here, Batgirl looks simply stunning, and with the tweaks made to her uniform last issue, the character just pops out of the page; the art is just beautiful. Storywise, the issue has great thrilling moments for Jim Gordon, while the final scene featuring the dominoed daredoll is a spine-shivering moments that makes one go "O-M-G!" Excellent issue!

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