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Batgirl, Vol. 1 by Cameron Stewart
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I really liked the art and that's the main reason this gets three stars -- in reality, it's more like two and a half stars. This was just so freaking hipster that it was unreal. Not in a good way either!

Some artist guy pretending to be Batgirl to ruin her reputation, Barbara Gordon basically throwing tantrums when Dinah Lance (aka Black Canary) calls her out for her immature/inconsiderate behavior, and the storyline that centers around Barbara's thesis computer program overtaking an app that people are using so it can kill her (and anyone else it sees as a threat to the city) and take over protecting Burnside! Plus, that whole thing with those people who cosplayed some rando cartoon and then took on a hit contract for Batgirl...WTF???!!! Not to mention the drag-racing reality tv star...

I just feel like after everything Barbara Gordon has been through since she became Batgirl (even just counting the New 52's version of continuity), that this story-arc regressed her to just another bratty, social-media obsessed, self-entitled millenial. I really hated her interactions with Dinah. That REALLY brought this version of Batgirl down for me. The storyline with her new roommate kind of confused me as well. They knew each other from physical therapy, but was the roommate still sick or not? Just the whole way that backstory was presented (in the middle of the sentient program mess) was a disjointed clusterfuck. Overall, completely uninterested in reading any more of this nonsense. I prefer the Barbara Gordon who acts her age and has a maturity level above the age of 13. Just disappointed in this nonsense. But hey yo, pretty artwork and all that jazz...

***Also, ORACLE didn't back up her thesis???!!! Yeah right. I'm SO sure.
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Reading Progress

May 31, 2015 – Started Reading
May 31, 2015 – Finished Reading
June 5, 2015 – Shelved

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Meghan Ryan I only want to comment on her roommate. She still has physical problems. You can see her using crutches when they go out to the art show. She probably just doesn't need them when she's walking around her own apartment, which is where we see her the most.

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