- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics; 01 edition (1 Jan. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140120080X
- ISBN-13: 978-1401200800
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 0.6 x 25.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 851,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Batgirl Year One Paperback – 1 Jan 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is of Barabara Gordon struggling against the lack of equality and diversity found in "masculinised jobs" as shes constantly rejected from joining the Police and other occupation Barbara stumbles upon a new hobby of vigilantism while trying to irritate her dad. The story is built well with Batgirl facing suitable villains for her level of training (Instead of having a year one batgirl defeat major players like Joker single handedly). Fighting off hacks like Killer Moth and moving up in the world with training and gadgetry to deal with the likes of the power house Blockbuster and mad man Firefly. Overall the story is presented well and enjoyable for fans of Batgirl.
The characters are fun to explore as you watch the awkward relationship between Batgirl and Robin develop over the course of the book. Barbara is portrayed very well as you watch her struggle from the beginning to prove her worth and overcome others that doubt her and her abilities. its clear from the beginning she has the ability to be a major asset to any organisation shes a part of, but due to her gender and her height she is constantly underestimated and barely given a look in. The father daughter relationship seems pretty tenious with Jim Gordon acting over protective and showing very little trust in his daughter. You can easily sympathise with Barbara and even somewhat realte to some of the choices she ends up making. Batman is very much a behind the scenes player with only a little bit of page presence.
The art is pretty average with a cartoonish effect and little face definition but overall pretty clear and not blurry or stretchy.
Definitely worth a read for Batgirl fans as its so difficult to find Barbara Gordon Batgirl in books. (before new 52 anyway)
Collects Batgirl: Year One #1 - #9
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Knowing what was to happen later in her life there are many slight nods to future events, but these winks to the reader are a little treat and not some kind of cheap gimmick. The story is solid and it helps solidy Gordon's Batgirl as the rolemodel she should be.
I would also like to pay a special compliment to letterer Willie Schubert for an under-appreciated job well done.
The villains are also very well crafted in that we see the real conflict and motivation behind their actions, which makes them both humorous and scary at the same time.
It would be great to see a follow-up series as long as they were able to re-assemble the same creative team from this book.