Review: Batgirl #22

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Hope Larson

Artists: Minkyu Jung, Jose Marzan Jr. & Mat Lopes

 

Summary

“STRANGE LOOP” part one! After a routine mission to save the day, Batgirl realizes she’s been spending a little too much time in costume. Her life as Barbara Gordon is in a rut, and it’s time to focus on changing things for the better. Can the sudden reemergence of her former love interest, Kai, be a sign of good things to come? Or is he bringing all kinds of trouble with him? Things are not what they seem in Burnside, and it’s up to Batgirl to figure out why!

 

Positives

The cover by Dan Mora is great. It gives a great hint to what is actually happening in the story without spoiling it. And it looks great.

The interior art features pencils by Minkyu Jung, inks by Jose Marzan Jr. and colors by Mat Lopes. I really like their work. The characters are expressive and the colors are nice.

Part of the story is that Barbara feels stuck; she isn’t moving forward. As a recent college graduate, I find this very relatable. I really enjoyed this element of the story and it makes Babs endearing.

I love the reveal of what is actually going on in the story. I won’t give it away but it is a very fun idea and I’m excited to see where it goes.

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.

 

Verdict

This is a great issue. The art is solid and gives the book a lot of energy. I like the story and the situation it puts Babs in. There’s some good character work and it all makes for a fun read.

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.