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Batgirl: Redemption (Batgirl II #1; issues 1-6)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  217 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Batgirl returns to bust heads on the streets of Gotham City and redefine her place in the Bat-family in this new collection! Writer Adam Beechen (COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS, ROBIN) teams with artist Jim Calafiore (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND) on a story that sees Batgirl on a quest to conquer her inner demons and prove herself to the world. Raised by the evil David Cain, one of the ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by DC Comics
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Dec 09, 2012 Anne rated it liked it
I wanted to like this more than I actually liked it. It was alright, but I didn't really connect with Cassandra Cain in Redemption.
She came off as a sort of iffy character. Not someone I'd like to pal around with, if you know what I mean.

The gist of the story is that Cain has to decide whether or not to kill her father, and whether or not to trust her new Bat-family.
And hilarity ensues!
It was...ok, but not what I wanted.
Nov 26, 2016 Chelsea rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I really liked this one as well. That's saying something considering I knew nothing of the arc where Cain and Slade Wilson drugged Cassandra.

It was interesting to see Cassandra work with more women like her that were treated more like weapons than daughters. It made the differences between Cassandra's coping mechanisms and Rose and Marque's. Cassandra has such a screwed up family tree and it keeps branching out.

I adore Dick Grayson so watching him so distrustful of Cassandra was hard. Tim was
Nov 29, 2016 Seth rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story, and I'm finding that I really enjoy the Cassandra Cane Batgirl quite a bit. She has a vulnerability that really makes Cain a well rounded character. She is tough as nails and has the knowledge of how to kill any opponent 100 different ways, but she also seeks a level of normalcy that really keeps her humanity intact. It's one of the things that really makes this story work so well for me. Batgirl really proves that you can beat your fears into submission and still ...more
Dec 30, 2013 Abhinav rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
You can read the full review over at my blog:

I’m a huge fan of Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl (and for a long time, the Oracle). She’s been a favourite for a good long while and when I started reading the comics written by Gail Simone last year, I found myself a new outlet to appreciate the character even more. Far more. Those comics are a mainstay of my DC reading right now, and the series is one of my top titles each month (at least, whenever Gail Simone is
Ariel Marie
Apr 23, 2013 Ariel Marie rated it liked it
One of my favorite parts about Cass Cain is the lack of dialogue throughout the plot. The fact that most of her story focuses on an internal narrative introduces an interesting side to her character. There is more of a stream of conscious feel to the storytelling of her as Batgirl. Yet the start of Batgirl: Redemption branches out too much into past events to explain or give reason to the hatred on Nightwing, Robin and Batman's part about her. This I thought was unnessesary. I felt as if the ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Kristen rated it liked it
It's not as good as it could have been, not as good as Batgirl: Destruction's Daughter, but it wasn't bad either. It's interesting to see the Bat Family interact with Cass - how they (mis)trust her, learning to welcome her). I loved Alfred's part in making Bruce aware that Cass may not feel at home in the manor, and the parts dealing with Oracle. The kiss with Sal felt sudden, too early, and just out of place. There wasn't enough build up to justify it. The ending is done beautifully, and is my ...more
Nov 03, 2015 Sean rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Batman completists
Really not what a new reader would expect from a "volume one". The first issue was all exposition involving events that didn't happen here. Very strange decisions made by Beechen and the editorial staff. Nightwing's reaction to Cassandra seemed waaaaaaay over the top and seeing different girl's like her was dull. The art by Calafiore was good but all his faces are identical. Overall, a big misstep for a new series.
Jeffrey Jelmeland
I really love a story that lets me get into the head of the hero, to learn what drives them, what motivates them, and the mental process as they work. This book is doing an excellent job of letting me see into this character, watching her evolve as she confronts the ghosts that haunt her and overcomes them. I eagerly anticipate reading the next volume.
Victor Orozco
Jan 01, 2015 Victor Orozco rated it really liked it
Cool thriller almost Jason Bourne like in the fact that Cassandra is out for blood on the father that raised her like a weapon and not as a human being.

She tries to make this her own but everything is dependent on information from her friends and people she regards as family.

Well told. B
Marta Boksenbaum
Nov 27, 2012 Marta Boksenbaum rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen-lit, graphic
I didn't enjoy this much, I'm just getting tired of all the bat spin-offs. This story was especially hard to follow since it is so dependent on the previous history of the many characters involved. I also didn't care about the protagonist which made it hard to get involved in the story.
Feather Mista
Sep 12, 2010 Feather Mista marked it as to-read
Recommended to Feather by: La internez
Lo compré por error pensando que era el recopilatorio de la primera serie, pero resulta que es una mini que transcurre tras el final de la serie regular. Cuando lea todo lo anterior, le tocará el turno a este.
Apr 15, 2012 Giulia rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I really liked this. Not much of a detective story, but emotionally intense regarding Cassandra Cain's deep need to belong somewhere.
Sep 02, 2013 Jacqui rated it liked it
while I liked having more of the thought process of the character, overall I just couldn't care about Cass all that much.
Jul 11, 2013 Oliver rated it really liked it
Impressive, tying together lots of older storylines, while setting the stage for a new beginning.

Good storytelling, accompanied with at that does not detract from the reading experience.
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Writer Adam Beechen is the author of several comic books, including Robin and Justice League Unlimited . Adam also writes for tv on such shows as Teen Titans, The Batman and is the story editor on HiHi Puffy Ami Yumi for Cartoon Network.
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