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Batgirl Vol. 2: Son of Penguin (Rebirth), by Hope Larson

hewtab's review against another edition

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4.0

Was pleasantly surprised by this volume since the previous wasn't the best. I liked the art style a lot and the story arc was very engaging. 4.5/5

themockingbard's review

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4.0

I like the beats this story took but I felt they were a little undercooked and ever so slightly predictable. Barbara however I unconditionally love, she's almost at Kate Bishop level for me.

maartabarrales's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

jax549's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

birdmanseven's review

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4.0

The whole Son of Penguin concept is a little hokey, but this run was a lot of fun. I like the supporting characters and it's doing a lot to make Barbara Gordon's Batgirl feel relevant.

We talk about Batgirl and the Birds of Prey in general on a special episode of the All the Books Show: https://soundcloud.com/allthebooks/episode-234-birds-of-prey

girlintomusic's review

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5.0

I love this new version.

She is intelligent, a feminist, an activist, her updated suit is hella cool. There is so much diversity in this series!

All I can say is: Let more women write comic books!!

marciatch's review

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i liked this one

kyera's review

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4.0

I fell in love with Babs again when her story was reintroduced in DC's New 52 and she got a costume redesign. As much as I enjoyed Gail Simone's run, it was the collaboration of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr that pulled me back in. I became obsessed with the new costume and loved Babs Tarr's art style. I adored issues 35-52, but then there was another change with DC Rebirth and Batgirl left Burnside. I was not quite as invested in the first few issues (plus I didn't enjoy the art), but that was soon remedied with the introduction of Penguin's son.

The story arc contained in Volume 2: Son of Penguin felt more like the New 52 Batgirl I fell in love with, again. Although the plot was predictable at times, it will still enjoyable. Both Hope Larson's writing and the talents of the artists gave me hope that Batgirl's run will continue to improve. As she is my favourite female superhero (other than Wonder Woman, I truly couldn't choose) I cannot wait to see where this team takes her story.

I would definitely recommend her Batgirl of Burnside arc from the New 52 and her new story in Rebirth to fans of comics and interesting female characters. I may also be biased because in this iteration she is a grad school student who is currently studying to become a librarian, which is exactly what I am doing - so I feel like we are kindred spirits, or twins. Whatever.

buildhergender's review

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5.0

Lesbians
Trans lesbians
The effect of gentrification
Librarians!

books_in_neverland's review

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4.0

Rating: 3'5 / 5