5 Stars: Her work EXCELLED in comparison to other DC writers
4 Stars: Her work is ABOVE Average in comparison to other DC writers
3 Stars: Her work is AVERAGE in comparison to other DC writers
2 Stars: Her work is BELOW Average in comparison to other DC writers
1 Star: Her work is POOR in comparison to other DC writers
That's all gone out the window now. It's not even that she's Batgirl again for me - although my preferences for the holder of that role and title are pretty clear - but now she's just another Gotham vigilante, and frankly, one overshadowed by Batwoman, who is a much more interesting character. The attitudes I've seen displayed by some around here to people who have cited Oracle as an inspiring character is pretty disgusting too - I remember seeing some threads where people were basically declaring that anyone who liked Oracle could now just shove off and go and be a fan of the Doom Patrol's Chief or characters along those lines, which.. Well, completely misses the point. From a complete mess of a situation that even the writer never wanted (The Killing Joke's resolution and Alan Moore), DC created a great character who didn't need the mantle of the Bat to be awesome. And now, we've got none of that. DC have even abandoned the notion of running with Wendy as an Oracle-style character. So where do fans who liked Oracle turn to now?
Aside from the fact that the book's bland, the characters are poor, and the art pales in comparison to some of the Bat-Titles, I think that's why some people take objection to this title.
I am liking Simone's work on Batgirl quite a bit. We're only five issues in and the themes are being explored nicely, but the title does suffer from rickety editorial work by Bobbie Chase. Is Batgirl the best thing I've read that Simone wrote? No but I like it just fine.
"If God is the answer, the wrong question has been asked."
The book isn't bland at all. The art is good and well though-out. Babs is basically the only character so far. Even the aptly-named first-arc villain is mostly around as a sounding board. Focusing on Babs is the right way to get this rolling.
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Opinions are something interesting. I consider that Batgirl has some of the best art of the new 52, it's dark, expressive and beautiful. Plus, although the title started average, it has been getting better in recent issues.Aside from the fact that the book's bland, the characters are poor, and the art pales in comparison to some of the Bat-Titles, I think that's why some people take objection to this title.
Don't forget about covers, either. IMO, Batgirl #2 has one of the best covers of all the New 52 issues so far. Actually, they've all be awesome.
Xavier was represented in a fairly recent, fairly popular series of films. I am also willing to bet that more people who read the books saw the film, where as not as many people who saw the film are avid bookies. I am simply suggesting that in the most popular portrayal... by Patrick StewartMakes him more recognizable and broader figurehead than Oracle. And that in that role he was a strong and admirable character.Code:(A STARSHIP CAPTIAN!!!)