Well I bit it, in more ways than one. I just finished reading the issue after online purchase and it was just.......SO.....TERRIBLE! If I didn't already have Type II Diabetes I would have after reading this sickly sugary bubblegum fest. The writing was so hamfisted, the book outside of the small amounts of raciness in some of the female characters outfits, came straight out of a DC kids line book. (shudder) Just awful.
I'll stick with the regular Batgirl title as I enjoy the themes, writing, and especially oncoming artist E.B., but as to the Ame-Comi version I will have to pass on any future installments. Wow, I just want to wash my brain of all that bubbleguminess I've absorbed.
Different strokes for different folks, it's great that there are now 3 separate titles for people to choose from who are fans of Barbara's Batgirl, and for now it'll just be the main solo book for my preferred tastes, but everyone else enjoy
Adventure Time, Batgirl, Batman & Robin, BOP, Earth 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, He-Man, Katana, Nightwing, Shadowman, Swamp Thing, The Ultimates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Worlds' Finest
I like DC kids line books just fine, the characterizations are generally really good, the stories are always fun.
As you said, different strokes.
I normally don't like buying digital versions of my comics, but this one was totally worth it. It's not going to make me convert to digital or anything, but I think buying this series in digital format is justifiable (for me). I also bought the Wonder Woman mini, which was good.
The only thing I didn't really like about the Batgirl issue was the art. In some places, it looked great, but then it looked terrible in other places (for example, Duela's legs on the last page looked really weird) . I prefer more consistency. It's not enough to put me off of the series, but still. Who's doing the art on the ongoing?
Anyway, short version: good issue, good premise, good characterization, lots of fun. I recommend it (and the Wonder Woman mini).
DC: Smallville, Supergirl, Detective Comics
Marvel: Ultimate X-Men, Scarlet Spider, X-Factor, Thor
Other: Saga, Angel & Faith, Buffy
but i agree the art felt very generic, and mangaish, kind of reminded me of the Mangaverse Marvel style, it just doesnt look good but the story is just fun
Only time I have read a good story of Babs. I wish the main universe was more like this with her.
The only thing I didn't like was Jim Gordon being so milquetoast. Gordon has always been tough as nails. To have him be so beaten by life was depressing.
Free your soul and let it fly....