Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside by Hope Larson
Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Raphael Albuquerque
Genre: Comics, Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: Barbara Gordon looks to add a new bullet point to her already impressive Batgirl resume: travel agent. Having just (barely!) survived the Battle of Burnside and verging on an Arkham-worthy breakdown, the star pulls a Kerouac and gets on the road to find herself.
Follow Babs on her worldwide quest in Batgirl, Volume 1: Beyond Burnside, with New York Times best-selling author Hope Larson and award-winning artist Raphael Albuquerque leading the way!
Jen’s Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
REVIEW: I really liked this graphic novel and especially loved that this took place in Japan, South Korea, and other places along the map. It was a nice change of pace, but also shows a superhero’s job is never done, or on the back burner.
Babs is happy to get away for a little, but like I knew it would be, the villains are never that far away. Vacations are almost non-existent. She meets up with Kai, who is staying at the same place she is checked into. He ends up being at the center of most of what goes on in this read.
The villain in here being a girl whom Batgirl calls “Sailor Clown” with a connection to Kai, that Babs does her best to get to the bottom of. An appearance by her favorite Superhero Fruit Bat who is 104 years old and still has some fight in her, helps her with a fight against this mystery bad girl.
There’s a lot going on in this novel, with her possibly starting a relationship, getting knocked out in a fight against an MMA fighter that has connections with the first villian of this story, more traveling locations that adds further to Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside. And so much more.
I found that I really enjoyed most of this read and where it lead, how she got to travel around while figuring out what was really going on around her. It was fun and interesting. Looking forward to reading more like it.
***I received this copy from DC Comics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***