Review: Batgirl #17

by Sean Blumenshine
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[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Hope Larson

Artists: Chris Wildgoose, Jose Marzan Jr., Andy Owens & Mat Lopes



Batgirl and Nightwing confront the Red Queen who takes control of Nightwing.



I love the cover by Dan Mora. The colors stand out and look gorgeous. Both characters look great as well.

The interior art features pencils by Chris Wildgoose, inks by Jose Marzan Jr. and Andy Owens and colors by Mat Lopes. The art looks good throughout. I like the design of the Red Queen; red and purple are a good combination and she looks great. The characters are well drawn and Lopes’ colors are terrific.

The action is cool. The Red Queen’s plan to use Nightwing to kill Batgirl is a fun idea and I like how Batgirl solves it. She uses her intelligence and technology to beat him which is appreciated but it also creates a risk for her safety. I like that element.



Now that the story is done, the resolution of the flashback story is a little underwhelming. Hope Larson really built up the idea that the two heroes had made a huge mistake in the past but I’m not sure what that mistake is. The two did everything they could for Ainsley; as Babs says in the issue, they weren’t responsible for her actions and choices. Batgirl was a little rough with Mad Hatter but that’s about as bad as it gets. I’m not sure what they were so ashamed of in the previous issues.



This is a good issue. The art is great and there is cool action. I like the Red Queen’s plot and motivations. I wish the initial premise of the story, Batgirl and Nightwing being haunted by a past mistake, paid off a bit more but it’s still an enjoyable read. I recommend checking it out.


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