Saturday, February 16, 2008
Short Book Reviews
Showcase Presents Batgirl Vol. 1 by Various - While I've enjoyed the Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl over the years I wasn't sure about reading this silver age collection. I figured it would mostly be pretty sucky and better left to nostalgic memory. I didn't expect to find such an throughly entertaining read. Highlighted by Gil Kane and Curt Swan's artwork these groovy age stories include Batgirl finding a pot of pot, Batgirl giving Batman a hot pink Batmobile for his birthday; Barbara Gordon running for Congress; riffs on "Midnight Cowboy" and "The Godfather" and plenty of guest stars and mysteries. Highly Recommended!