Batgirl : Knightfall Descends (the New 52) Volume 2 Paperback
by Gail Simone
Batgirl Barbara Gordon faces foe after foe now that she's back in the role of Batgirl.
A deadly new gentleman killer, Grotesque, stalks the streets of Gotham City; The Court of Owls sets its sight on her father Commissoner Gordon; and an innocent woman sentenced to Arkham emerges more dangerous than the innmates she was locked up with!
A new chapter in the riveting adventures of Batgirl continue in stunning fashion, with script by fan-favorite Gail Simone and stellar art by superstar Ardian Syaf!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 05/11/2013
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401238179
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Review by shanaqui
I think this might have been a stronger issue if I was up to date on some of the other New 52 stuff that I'm... not that interested in. Or maybe more of Barbara's past, since this volume features the (re)introduction of her brother James, who I know nothing about. It all just about hangs together, and some parts of this felt much more satisfying in terms of Batgirl getting some decent villains to kick around, but other parts were... well, a villain called Grotesque who wears a mask and kills a man to try and get a bottle of -- vintage wine?!The art is strong, as with the first book, and I liked the cameos by Black Canary (must hunt up some of Gail Simone's run on Birds of Prey) and Batwoman. Still not totally sure about that whole decision to bring Barbara back to being Batgirl as opposed to Oracle via a miracle cure, but overall, I'm still ready to follow more of Batgirl's adventures.
Review by comfypants
It's a collection of shorter stories, and so is naturally inconsistent. It's great at its best, and extremely frustrating at its worst. One issue in here is set-up for a story that is (presumably) concluded in a different title. There's a huge cliffhanger, then on the next page a new story starts like nothing happened. I had thought that was the kind of don't-bother-reading-DC-unless-you-read-every-single-title bullshit I would avoid by reading trade paperbacks instead of individual issues.