I’m gonna say it, I think Batgirl #37 was the best Burnside Batgirl issue yet! You know that saying, don’t judge a book by its cover? That absolutely applies here. The first few pages are definitely…a little off-putting. Selfie! Kawaii! Poker face! Erm, yeah, maybe not…
Not at first, anyway. Then slowly, subtly, the issue lampoons the “Selfie Generation” by exposing us to a secretive performance artist seriously, how very Brooklyn can you get? obsessed with Batgirl, then through the ups and downs of fame in the public eye, to branding? I mean, this Batgirl is on the button of modern life!
Along with this super harrowing image:
We finally get a reference to the Oracle days! Batgirl purists should be pleased! Because you’re about to be stuck with more ga-ga hearts:
SO. Three issues in Burnside down, and I’m a fan. I think I officially like this new take on Batgirl, look forward to seeing more topical cultural references in her issues, and want to see more “Brooklyn” emerge through Babs’ eyes.