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Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl Comic – 1 Jan 1997


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  • Comic: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (1 Jan. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563893754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563893759
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 16.5 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,766,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good concept, well handled, well plotted, decent dialogue (important), nice clear artwork and tells a story that one wants to read.
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Interesting ideas but needs more room or more focus 23 May 2009
By Kid Kyoto - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Comic
DC's Elseworld's line took familiar characters and put them in unfamiliar situations. In this case Barbara Kesel creates a world without Batman and Supermen but where Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) are the world's finest heroes.

It's an interesting premise and Kesel throws in a lot of fun changes. Batgirl's loyal assistant is spoiled playboy Bruce Wayne, Supergirl's lover is billionaire scientist Lex Luthor, the Joker is in love with Batgirl and commits crimes to get her attention, Gotham City is a police state monitored by Batgirl's Oracle Program.

And there's more. Lots more.

And that's the problem. Too much time is spent on other random changes like President Elvis Presley, an African-American Captain Marvel, a heroic Ambush Bug, new characters like Interceptor and other distractions.

The two stars really don't get enough screen time. It's like the creators thought they had more room than they did.

This book would still be a fun read for $5 or so, but it's out of print and selling for much more. If you can find a cheap copy add a star, if give it a pass.
Who Rules the Night? It's Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl 14 Mar. 2014
By Hound Dog - Published on Amazon.com
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The story imagines a Gotham City under Batgirl's sole protection, as the Justice League actually must seek her permission to even enter town (yeah ... right). Interestingly, though, in this "what if" scenario, Barbara Gordon's parents sacrificed themselves to protect young Bruce and his parents long ago. Hence, the adult Bruce Wayne here is merely a wealthy and shallow playboy financially backing Barbara's Batgirl persona. Meanwhile, Kara/Supergirl gradually discovers that her long-time boyfriend Lex Luthor (a remarkable likeness of Smallville's own Luthor, actor Michael Rosenbaum) has been keeping some horrifying lead-lined secrets from her. Suffice to say, the "secret" is revealed as something pretty stomach-churning, so please beware that this book isn't for any pre-teens.

Ultimately, this book is really just a novelty read, but, despite my disgust at the author's choice for Luthor's secret project, the story was at least entertaining enough to keep on my bookshelf.

Rating: 7/10 (It's certainly not perfect, but the author at least makes the book a worthy find).

P.S. DC Direct released excellent action figures of both Supergirl and Batgirl from this story. Frankly, I would recommend the figures over the book itself.
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