Cover image for Batgirl : death wish
Title:
Batgirl : death wish
Author:
Puckett, Kelley.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
170 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Batman created by Bob Kane."

"Originally published in single magazine form in Batgirl #17-20, 22, 23, 25 and Batgirl secret files #1"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9781563899812
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
FICTION Graphic Novel Graphic Novels
Searching...
Searching...
FICTION Graphic Novel Central Library
Searching...
Searching...
FICTION Graphic Novel Graphic Novels
Searching...
Searching...
FICTION Graphic Novel Graphic Novels
Searching...

On Order

Library
Copy
Status
Parts
Institutions - Not Available For Request4Received on 12/26/06

Summary

Summary

Raised by a vicious mercenary to become the perfect assassin, Cassandra Cain broke free from her evil upbringing and took on the identity of Batgirl, Gotham's female protector. A skilled fighter with uncanny reflexes, the teenaged Cassandra studied religiously under the tutelage of Batman and Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl, in order to hone her abilities and deprogram her killing instinct. Now with newly developed skills, Batgirl is joined by Robin and the Spoiler as she takes on a mind-manipulating scientist, super-powered kidnappers, a group of cop-killing bank robbers, a sadistic child killer, and a government agent obsessed with revealing her true identity and origin.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

The original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, was crippled by the Joker and now acts as information broker to the superhero community under the name Oracle. She appears here as a mentor to the new Batgirl, 17-year-old Cassandra Cain, who was trained from a young age to be the perfect assassin but rejected that life at eight after her first kill. Volume 3 of Cassandra's exploits (following Silent Running and A Knight Alone) finds her teaming up with Robin and another teen girl hero, Spoiler, while Batman, Cassandra's other mentor, goes after Cassandra's assassin trainer, David Cain. After this, Cassandra must face Lady Shiva, the world's deadliest martial artist, in a match to the death. The type of dialog-only storytelling that Puckett and Dixon adopt can make a series feel like it's missing something, but here it works well: the terseness suits Batman's demeanor and the darkness in which he and Batgirl operate. Scott's manga-inflected pencil art, inked by Campanella, is energetic and highly effective, though he sometimes gives his characters oddly shaped feet. Recommended for Batman fans and for all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.