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Old October 28 2011, 02:25 AM   #1741
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I'm on the verge of dropping Batgirl...Gail Simone is capable of so much better. She is avoiding what fans want to know and that is how Babs regained the use of her legs, although long time readers and readers of Morrison's The Road Home one shot probably have guessed already.

The preview of Action #3 is awesome and yeah Krypto is Jor-El's dog in this relaunch.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:25 AM   #1742
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I'm not seeing any difference between the writing on this Batgirl comic and the previous one.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:28 AM   #1743
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I'm on the verge of dropping Batgirl...Gail Simone is capable of so much better. She is avoiding what fans want to know and that is how Babs regained the use of her legs, although long time readers and readers of Morrison's The Road Home one shot probably have guessed already.

The preview of Action #3 is awesome and yeah Krypto is Jor-El's dog in this relaunch.
It's only the second issue, I'm sure sooner or later we'll be told how Barbra got the use of her legs back, I mean why blow your entire load right off the bat?
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Old October 28 2011, 02:35 AM   #1744
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I understand that. Just the way though the book and Babs was hyped though made people excited. I dunno. Simone is just capable of better stuff. I don't think we're getting it from her right now. @Zombie Cheerleader are you referring to Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl book? There's quite a bit of difference since we're dealing with two different characters.

I will say that I am enjoying Barbara's difficult adjusting to the role again. She's hesitating and a little frightened due to not being Batgirl in a very long time...well a while with all this timeline nonsense in the New 52 it's hard to say how long she hasn't been Batgirl.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:39 AM   #1745
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I'm not seeing any difference between the writing on this Batgirl comic and the previous one.
Thats exactly the problem.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:40 AM   #1746
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I understand that. Just the way though the book and Babs was hyped though made people excited. I dunno. Simone is just capable of better stuff. I don't think we're getting it from her right now. @Zombie Cheerleader are you referring to Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl book? There's quite a bit of difference since we're dealing with two different characters.

I will say that I am enjoying Barbara's difficult adjusting to the role again. She's hesitating and a little frightened due to not being Batgirl in a very long time...well a while with all this timeline nonsense in the New 52 it's hard to say how long she hasn't been Batgirl.
I believe internal-monologue in the second issue says it's been three years since she's been Batgirl.

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First page, Second Issue, bottom-right panel. Batgirl's internal monologue says it's been three-years since The Joker shot her.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:42 AM   #1747
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I'm not seeing any difference between the writing on this Batgirl comic and the previous one.
Thats exactly the problem.
Seems like typical Simone to me as well.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:42 AM   #1748
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Ah well there you go. My point exactly lol.
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Old October 28 2011, 04:09 AM   #1749
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I'm not familiar with Johns's take, but the character strikes me here as a complete caricature of an air-headed gossip columist - even more over-the-top than she was in the first season of Lois & Clark.
You got all that from the two panels she appears where the only thing revealed about her was that she is an editor of the entertainment section of the Planet and would rather interview celebrities instead of the homeless? Seems like you are inferring a helluva lot more than what was actually in the issue.
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Old October 28 2011, 04:11 AM   #1750
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and the art and storytelling feel like they're stuck in the 80s or 90s.
I think that's why I like it.

Also, I'm glad we have been officially re-introduced to Cat Grant (I think she had a short appearance in Superman 1), who is now seemingly more in line to her initial introduction by Marv Wolfman as opposed to the caricature that Geoff Johns came up with.
I am actually really liking this book for similar reasons. I like the amount of text in the book; it makes it feel like something out of the silver age. The aliens in each book also give it a similar retro feel, but it gives a sense that it is building toward something important.

Strangely, my biggest question about the new Superman costume is where does he hide it when he is dressed as Clark Kent?
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Old October 28 2011, 04:49 AM   #1751
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^Same place he always has.
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Old October 28 2011, 04:58 AM   #1752
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^ Yep. We've just yet to see him rip open his shirt.
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Old October 28 2011, 04:59 AM   #1753
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^Same place he always has.
But this costume is bulkier and has that high collar.
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Old October 28 2011, 05:14 AM   #1754
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^ So? His traditional costume would be kind of hard to conceal under a suit...especially with his cape.
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But this costume is bulkier
From what I can tell, it all depends on who is drawing him.
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