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Harper incoming
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Everyone's favorite character is back!
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>>78985014
>this comic takes place before batman and robin eternal
good, cass is safe from this hot mess
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>>78985065
>this comic takes place before batman and robin eternal
What makes you think that? Based on the cover of issue 50, I'll bet this is setting up Harper as a permanent side character.
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>>78985123
editorial note in the bottom right
>this story takes place before Bluebird started globe-hopping in Batman + Robin Eternal!
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>>78985061
>>78985080
words words words words words
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>>78985044
I don't care about Spoiler and Harper annoys the hell out of me, but having them fangirl over Batgirl like that is just demeaning. Harper talked smack to Dick and Bruce.
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>>78985080
>>78985061
Gordon's looking more and more like Cid from FFVII these days
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>>78985420
Wait, what? That's Jim Gordon? The fuck? Why does he look like Midnighter?
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>>78985406

Yeah, but this is BATGIRL anon. Like, OMG, she's just soooooooooo AMAZING. Totes for real.
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>>78985477
No one is allowed to look over 30 in the new 52.
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>>78985406
They fangirled over Catwoman together but she was literally a cool ass mob boss.
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>>78985554
I'd fangirl over Catwoman.
Many times.
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>>78985544
Makes no sense an old man like him would have his hair like that. Midnighter is young and usually has weird hair, so I buy it.

Gordon looks off.
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>>78985898
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>>78985406
i would be more convinced if batgirl was a bigger deal but she's really not as far as barbara is concerned. if they were talking about catwoman being cool or even batwoman it'd be more natural, but batgirl is just someone about their age and not even that competent.
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This first part of this preview is painful to read. The bat girls are in a sorry state. I like Babs interacting with her dad though. I always felt they should play up the Gordon and cop connection with Babsgirl. It's an angle that's uniquely hers. Steph's already done the cute college girl working with a support team thing and BQM was better at writing it than Fletcher & Stewart.
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I don't know why Batgirl angers me so much. There are worse comics being published, and maybe it's just because I know Batgirl *has* been good before, but I want nothing more for this comic to be turned over to a competent team.
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>>78987997
What's wrong with this team?
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>>78987997
I don't know why Batgirl has become such an hatesink for /co/ but it's sad to see an otherwise decent comics get torn to shredds.
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>>78988163
Not who you replied to, but It's mostly just Stewart not being a that good of a writer. Fletcher's other books are better. Tarr's art (not on this issue obviously, but generally) is a little loose but she's learning on the fly. The run certainly isn't horrible outside of the Dick issue, but it's a very mediocre execution of the youthful, lighthearted hero thing. Maybe read more of them and you'll see it.
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>>78985065
For now.
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>>78988163
>>78988333
I don't know about you, but reading comics I know are terrible and I'll hate is how I get off.

So Batgirl is my favorite series right now.
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>>78985065
> good, cass is safe from this hot mess

Anon.. I hate to break it to you, but um well there's going to be a surprise guest star in Batgirl #50 besides Steph, Dinah, and Harper. Unless they bring back Lady Blackhawk (I miss her so much.), there's only one other person this can be. Which makes me wonder what kind of new costume Cass is getting. Please let it be stupid sexy Gordon's Batsuit. PLEASE!
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>>78988472
I've been reading this run since it was started and I don't think it's mediocre.
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>>78988568
But I don't know how you can say that this Batgirl run is terrible.
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I think this run is still better than Gail's.
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>>78988689
its alot better than Gails run. Its pretty inoffensive honestly.
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This art is absolute wank and I like the current run
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>>78988689
Anyone who says otherwise hasn't read Gail's run or is insane.
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>>78985061
I don't know which was the bigger mistake: shaving the mustache or shaving the sides of his head.
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I haven't read Batgirl but I've heard it is shit. I've also heard it has nothing to do with DC's continuity and is one of their best selling books

Can you confirm?
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>>78989060
No across the board.
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>>78989042
Sides of the head for sure.
>>78989060
It's meh, it does tie-in to the regular continuity occasionally, and it sells okay but not one the best.
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>>78989158
The mohawk definitely looks more stupid, but I really miss the mustache and gray hair.
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>>78989060
>it's shit
It's actually a decent series
>nothing to do with DC continuity
Absolutely false
>one of their best selling books
I don't have the numbers with me.
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>>78985420

He looks like Travis fucking Bickle.
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>Babs is not drawing
Screw this. The writing on this book has always been bad but Tarr's art is oddly entertaining. But this girl trying to draw like her doesn't work.
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>>78985014
This fill in art in the preview is terrible, but at least Moritat is doing part of the issue.
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>>78989236
>I don't have the numbers with me.

The trades do well and it's usually in the 10-15 digitally, but the floppy sales are mediocre. I would say sales are overall good enough to call it a success but it's not really a bestseller.
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>>78988600
Mediocre doesn't mean bad. It just kind of exists. Nothing to get excited about. That's basically what you want for most ongoings to keep books alive until you get a good run.
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>>78985187
It also explains why Cass isn't around.
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why do Harper's cheek straps look so S&My?
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>>78992193
Because piercings are hip and groovy now and it matches that style.
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>>78992011
YET...
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>>78988689
>This run is better than hot liquid garbage pouring directly into my mouth

Some praise can be downright hurtful, anon.
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>>78988163
I think it just doesn't have enough substance to go with style. It's very bipolar. If it's doing doing fun, over-the-top action, it's overboard with cheesy CW drama. The characters just aren't three-dimensional. If they're not being mean and petty towards one another, they're being all sweet and huggy. There needs to be a middle ground.
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>>78985061
Gordon looks like a White Pride John Constantine.
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>>78988333
I'm of two minds about this. On one hand, /co/ gets way too hateful about this. It's not that terrible.

On the other hand, whenever I see websites praise it as one of the best comics of the year, and as such a strong and progressive title that empowers women, it disappoints me that they're straight up ignoring a dozen other comics that are aimed at a similar audience that are way better.
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>>78985080
So Barbara knows he is Batmn but does he know she is Batgirl?
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>>78985014
besides her hair, piercings and the mask straps I like this costume
real fetish-y
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>>78995614
Yes.
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>>78985014
Lose tge jacket, stupid leg scraps and make the boots black and this would be so much better.
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>>79001493
Her costume reminds me a lot of the EXTREME fad of the 90s.
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>>78985044
Steph and Harper's costumes look so jarring next to Barbara.
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>>78988333
Even normies are rejecting it - Look at the Batman group whenever Batgirl stuff is posted.
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>>79005334
>Facebook
How about no
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>>79005334
Sascha smitskamp is right.
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>>79005373
Well, she is their target audience.
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>>78985014
Wtf are those things in her cheeks? Why have something like that right next to your mouth? It's like asking to punch you and lose all your teeth.
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>>79005334
>pointless bitching that has nothing to do with what's going on in the title.
Which is the exact same thing /co/ does.
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>>78986019
You don't get it man she's iconic and powerful, you know? She's like, a legend!
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>>79005411
I hust noticed the cheek scraps. Ahy the fuck would you have cheek scraps. Is this some retarded answer to why masks dont fall off.
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>>78988592
If that's what she wears, I'd be down with that.
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I think the main problem people have with this book is that Babs is just so whiny. Like, every Batman Eternal thread has that one discussion we give Harper a lot of shit for whining about how hard she has it and how the other members of the Bat family need to take her aside and make her realize she doesn't have it half as bad as she think she does?

Babs whines just as much, if not more, about petty CW drama shit like her best friend's wedding or her popularity ratings online, and she even has it better than really anyone else to EVER wear the bat symbol. Especially now. She's just whiny. That's her character now.
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>>78986019
Babs has been at it longer than Batwoman and started at a much younger age.
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Only reason I post about this book, is because it's fun to pretend to be upset.

I never actually cared about the book, not until they did my Dick dirty. Starfire literally had almost the same premise and it was actually GOOD. So I'm salty enough now that I talk shit about the book occasionally, but that's mostly just so I can remind people how shitty the team's rendition of Dick was, and now when I post it's about how much better Dick was in Starfire.

That said, of the characters that will be part of the new BoP, I only care about Steph and Cass, since the others (Babs, Harper) act like they know all their shit, and talk big to Bruce and especially Dick, and Dinah is cool but I have no idea how this team writes her.

So yeah, I'm a salty Dickfag and also happen to like Steph and Cass, and so I keep up with this book on /co/ because of that.
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>>79007684
>Starfire literally had almost the same premise and it was actually GOOD.
Because Starfire wasn't desperately trying to sell you on Starfire. Batgirl spends most of its crossovers going "Look how empowering and inspirational and beloved Babs is".

You know there's used to be a term for when characters all job to and praise another character unduly.
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>>79007609
>babs is just so whiny
But she isn't, Iike at all. She isn't whining about her best friend weddong she's excited for it and she isn't whining about her online popularity but talking about how the public is responding to Batgirl, which is a common superhero cliche.
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>>79007706
Quiet anon, if you use the evil bigot term they'll make her ten times worse in the name of empowerment.
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>>79007609
I don't see it and I can't help but think that you're projecting this issue onto the character.
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>>79007684
Dickfags are the worst. Well no actually autistic Batfags and supesfags are the worst, Dickfags just get on my nerves.
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>>79007684
>did my dick dirty
Youean when they didn't treat him like God's gift to women and have babs treat her back-from-the-dead ex who is crashing her friend's party like a nuisance?
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>>79007706
It had some of that, but not as bad as Batgirl in my opinion. If we're talking about the latest Dick crossovers, Midnighter #4 and #5 were probably the best at it. They didn't try to show how much better Midnighter is than Dick, it actually felt like a team-up where none of them were made to look more awesome than the other. Probably because it's a male character, with boy/girl team-ups some writers have the tendency to "prove" how much better the girl is or to emphasize the awesomeness of the female character.

Of course, it doesn't happen only when a girl is involved. Writers making the main character of the book seem super special in crossovers happens a lot. I can understand it somehow, but at one point it just gets obnoxious.
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>>79007706
>women getting praise
Fuck that noise amirite? I'm sorry but this is kind of unjust criticism against the title that I see in most every Batgirl thread- the idea that Camstew is writing her like a mary sue who never gets any criticism which is frankly bullshit.
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>>79007823
No, I mean when the writers decided Dick has to be a childish asshole that steals a wedding ring and tries to crash a party.

Dick wouldn't do that.

And even ignoring that, sure, the team can push Luke as her current LI, that's fine, but why do they have to show Dick looking all sad and alone at the end? As if Babs is allowed to move on, but Dick can't?

They were doing that shit on purpose, that's the reason I was salty, and now I was just reminded of all that shit and now I'm even more salty.

But yeah, that issue was shit. Imagine if it was split in two, one about Babs and Luke and the wedding (the wedding deserves its own issue, it's a fucking wedding) and one about Dick coming back and teaming up with Babs and/or Luke, with Robin/Batgirl flashbacks. Would've been much better.
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So, Gail run or Camstew run?

Oracle coming back when?
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>>79007902
Yeah, that would've been better probably. If Starfire can get 2 issues with Dick, so should Babs.

Maybe that way it wouldn't have turned out like it did.
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>>79007903
Camstew run. Anyone who says Gail is a fucking retard.
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>>79007903
>oracle coming back
We got Frankie as a sorta oracle. Honestly oracle shouldn't come back because too many people seem to think that oracle was just babs in a wheelchair and not 30 years of character development.
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So, is this book going to turn into Birds of Prey with Babs, Steph and Harper this time?
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>>79007902
The thing is, both Grayson and Batgirl teams competed for the right to show that reunion first and Grayson won out, so not only was the second version of the reunion unnecessary, it was spiteful.
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>>79007903
Those two boring issues with Ray Fawkes.
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Batgirl isn't a terrible book, but I find it painfully mediocre. The characterizations are completely superficial, there's no depth to any of the characters. But I guess they're trying to appeal to little girls, so that's to be expected. As a kids' book, it's great.
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>>79008097
It showed how much better writers King and Seeley are, compared to Camstew. The Babs reunion in Grayson was actually well-written. Batgirl issue just felt like a poor romantic comedy in comparison.
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>>79007978
They don't actually want Oracle, they want Babs out of the way so their waifu can be important again.
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>>79008144
>one issue determines a writer's quality
This is literally how /co/ thinks.
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>>79008231
But it's not one issue. Both series have enough material to analyze and it's not in Batgirl's favor.
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>>79009420
Subjective. Batgirl's tone is entirely different from Grayson or Omega man, it's like comparing Veronica Mars to Homeland.
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>>79009582
If the writing in Batgirl was anything like in Veronica Mars, I wouldn't be complaining.
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>>79009604
Teally? That's interesting because Burnside Batgirl actually reminds me of Veronica Mars.
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>>79009604
What's wrong with the writing in Batgirl?
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>>79009659
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>>79009666
It's bad
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>>79009637
A heavily watered-down Veronica Mars, if that's the case

>>79009666
Nothing, if it's meant to be child-oriented, which might be the case as far as I know
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>>79009794
Maybe veronica mars with less of a bite.
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>>79009794
>child-oriented
So you're sayinf it's simplistic or something? Where are you specifically getting that from?
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>>79007903
Neither. The only good Babs story is Batgirl Year One
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>>79009794
I don't know where you're getting child oriented from, the title may not be incredibly complex but you're reaching if you're saying it's simple to the point of being a childern's book.
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>>79010176
I believe what the other anon meant was that it's geared more towards teens than anything else. It's a simple melodrama with not a lot of depth that does what it sets out to do.
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>>79010176
Probably the new thing in child related things to never go too far into a certain subject.
Someone died? Youre supposed to feel sad. Dont explore any feelings about if that person was important enough for you too feel that way or if you feel another. Only sad because death is bad.
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http://batman-news.com/2015/12/17/batgirl-46-review/
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>>79010254
>simple melodrama with not a lot of depth
So it's a cape comic.
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>>79010292
Doesn't the reviewer like Gail's Nu52 Batgirl run?
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>>79010332
No, actually, she doesn't. She just hates this worse.

And I get it. Simone's run was almost comically edgy and poorly written and melodramatic but this just feels like the comic equivalent of a safe space. It's kind of condescending at times.
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>>79010382
>safe space
Man I'm sorry but sometimes it feels like people have this perception that this title is a tumblr book and it's coloring their criticism of it.
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>>79010382
If you want to see safe space:the comic go see Hellcat. This comic maybe lighthearted but it's not avoiding conflict.
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>>79010945
What I think you're sensing when you're dayong this comic is offensively safe is Bab's inexperience with action scenes and love of pastels.
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>>79010218
Year One sucked.
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>>79010295
Yes, a bad cape comic.
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>>79010856
stewart literally called it a book for sjw before it launched.
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>>79011660
Exactly.
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Where did Stewart say that? I am not a Stewart fan, but I don't remember him or Fletcher ever directly talking about politics.
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>>79012083
So you're saying Babsgirl never had a good comic?
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>>79011772
Aren't they all?
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>>79012158
No, some are worse than usual. Like Batgirl.
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>>79012208
According to you.
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>>79012226
According to many people.
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Never knew we had a Batgirl Defense Force around here.

Camstew, is that you?
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>>79012097
He said in a sense that Babs is a warrior for social justice, not in the sense that batgirl fights crime by blogging about microagressions.
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>>79012256
According to some people, just like there's some people who say that's it's actually a good book.
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>>79011820
Stewart called it that only after a bunch of fucks were whining about how it's totally going to be a SJW book.
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>>79012389
Those people are generally shills or have the depth of a spoon.
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>>79010945
Yeah, I was disappointed in how reality-avoiding that comic was. Especially since I was only really interested in the character after seeing Jessica Jones. Oops. :)

>>79010382
Actually, she does like Simone's run - she responded to some tweets after the #46 review and recommended the first half of Simone's Batgirl.

>>79011660
That's simply incorrect. I just got Batgirl Year One along with Robin Year One with the Comixology sale, and they're both really well constructed, cute, but not silly comics. I personally love Babs pretty much solely as Oracle, but Batgirl Year One is a fitting precursor to her mature years, and a really fun and well drawn comic to boot.
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>>79012326
Hey man I didn't want to be a Batgirl defender but /co/ irrational bias against this book has made me into one.
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>>78985014

Aaaargh my eyes. Put it in the fire before it can get older.
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>>78988333
It cliché with typical "look how modern and progressive we are, SELFIE!". Nothing harmful, just boring and dull.
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>>79013143
>look how modern and progressive
We are
>projecting this hard
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>>79013143
Do you want all white cast using telegraphs or something? I hear this shit in Batgirl threads all the goddamn time and it's fucking baselss as hell since day one.
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>>79013593
The problem I have with the "diversity" is that there characters are so flat - it literally doesn't matter what color or sexuality they are, they're all bland and boring. The selfie thing is annoying to me because it showed up actually in comic about one time, very early, and yet they keep using it for covers.
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>>79013803
I've been reading this book since Camstew took over it and I still can't say anything about Babs' supporting cast past "black", "trans" and so on. Even Luke's personality is cardboard-thin and he's the love interest.
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>>79014950
I don't think they HAVE characteristics beyond that.
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>>79014950
Are you willingly being obtuse about this?
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>>79014950
Yes. I really liked Luke as a person in his own series and in Batman Eternal, but in Batgirl he's really nothing more than a convenient hook for them to hang a love triangle upon.
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>>79016054
Okay, describe the supporting crew and their interests.
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>>78985014
Maybe they can keep her contained in this book?
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