Hope Larson’s “Batgirl” has been a joy in its first year. The series has retained Barbara’s youthful energy from the ‘Batgirl of Burnside’ era, but hasn’t merely aped that tone. The series has seen Babs travel to Asia, embark on a really unhealthy romantic relationship, and have a connection to some classic Bat-villains, as well as build some new rogues of her own. All the while, her connection to her new hometown has been emphasized; her supporting cast has been nicely integrated, and allows for Barbara to have a life and a world outside of her father and Batman. With one of DC’s rising stars, Eleonora Carlini, stopping by for issue #12, the book continues to grab a murderer’s row of underappreciated talent, after Rafael Albuquerque and Chris Wildgoose handled the first two arcs. We are thrilled to share an exclusive first look at the issue, which drops on June 28th.
Written by Hope Larson
Illustrated by Eleonora Carlini
Colored by Cris Peter
Lettered by Deron Bennett
“Troubled Waters”! A terrifying creature is threatening members of the Burnside YMCA—but no one can catch it! It’s up to Batgirl to plunge into the unknown depths and risk being zapped out of existence to put an end to the danger!
Thanks to DC for the preview, and make sure to pick up the issue on Wednesday!