Black Canary #10 review

The Birds are back in town. Black Canary and Batgirl are hanging out, fighting bad guys and exploring mysteries in the best issue yet of Dinah’s soon-to-end series. It could be argued that as Black Canary is the name of Dinah’s band, as well as her codename, this is as much their book as hers, […]

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Batgirl #49 review

Barbara Gordon’s mind has been hacked. Can computer expert pal Frankie rescue Batgirl by going into her head and enlisting a hopefully neutered evil AI as her guide?  Yeah, it’s comics goes Tron again. But wait… this is rather good. Writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher use the conceit to give us a closer look […]

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Black Canary #4 review

Dinah Drake’s bandmate, the enigmatic Ditto, has been kidnapped by Bo Maeve, the woman she replaced as singer. It’s ironic that Ditto is the source of Dinah’s bombastic sonic scream, as she’s apparently an elective mute, and painfully passive. If Dinah can’t find her friend, who knows what the insanely jealous Maeve will do.  Maeve and Ditto’s road trip makes […]

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Batgirl #43 review

Well, I’ve been campaigning/nagging for her comeback for years now, and finally the Velvet Tiger returns to print. Created by Barbara Randall Kesel and Trevor Von Eeden to battle Batgirl in the Eighties, she’s not been seen for a couple of decades, but I liked that gal. For one thing, she was a cat-villain, and […]

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Batgirl Annual #3 review

Now there’s a cover that teases. The first meeting of Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson since he was supposedly killed by Lex Luthor and went undercover with the super-secret Spyral organisation. Dick is in Gotham with partner Helena Bertinelli for some old spy guff. Kidnapped diplomats, secret weapon, blah blah. Babs is investigating the same […]

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Batgirl #38 review

The Batgirl of Burnside is a thing. The hipsters are wild about her, she’s the queen of social media. And Barbara Gordon has begun to enjoy the attention, revelling in being asked for autographs and selfies. Old friend and former crimefighter Black Canary, aka Dinah Lance, is singularly unimpressed. She thinks Babs has regressed to […]

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Batgirl #35 review

It’s the first week of Barbara Gordon’s new life as a postgrad in Gotham’s buzzing Burnside area and it’s not going too well. Her bank account is overdrawn, her research funding hasn’t come through, she’s fallen out with Black Canary and her computer has been stolen. What’s a Batgirl to do but investigate, and the […]

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