Thursday, September 27, 2018

"Batgirl: Art Of The Crime"

DC Comics' "Batgirl" #27, in support of the upcoming live-action "Batgirl" feature film, scripted by Christina Hodson, is written by Mairghread Scott and illustrated by Paul Pelletier, with covers by Sean Murphy and Joshua Middleton, available September 26, 2018:

" can't go home again. But that's just where 'Barbara Gordon', aka 'Batgirl', is forced to go when the chip granting her mobility keeps shorting out in the aftermath of her clash with 'Grotesque'. 

"Will 'Commissioner Gordon' drive 'Babs' totally bonkers with his bedside manner? Or will the malfunctioning tech impact more than just her legs? 

"Plus, what's the deal with art thief Grotesque and his new M.O.?..."

In "Batgirl" #26, written by Mairghread Scott and illustrated by Paul Pelletier, with covers by Sean Murphy and Joshua Middleton:

" 'Art of the Crime', part one, during a high-speed chase with the art thief 'Grotesque'...

"...the villain K.O.'s 'Batgirl' with a souped-up stun gun that temporarily disrupts the device implanted in her spine to help her walk..."

'Batgirl' aka 'Betty Kane' (named after 'Batman' creator Bob Kane) debuted in DC Comics (1961), created by illustrator Bill Finger and writer Sheldon Moldoff...

...then in 1967, was replaced by 'Barbara Gordon', daughter of 'Gotham City' police commissioner 'James Gordon'... "Detective Comics" #359, titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" by writer Gardner Fox and illustrator Carmine Infantino. 

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