Gail Simone's Last Batgirl – And Everyone's Smiling (SPOILERS)

Bleeding Cool reported on Gail Simone leaving Batgirl over creative differences with the editor – who then also left. At the time, Simone tweeted,

And:

She's right, there really is some fun stuff. Today's Batgirl #34, co-edited by Chris Conroy, is Gail Simone's final issue on the comic she relaunched for the DC New 52.

And while it remains an all-action thrill, no one gets stabbed in the spine, it's not constantly a maudlin experience and the characters seem to enjoy their role for a change. This, basically, is Batgirl as Gail would have liked to have written it.

With people smiling a lot.

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Characters enjoying their roles.

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And taking away one of the things that had been hanging over Barbara Gordon like a dark cloud for the last year.

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You'll get another one of those on the final page as well. And here, just to underline the point, is a panel that would just not have appeared in a previous issue of the series.

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Bring on the yellow Doc Martens!

Comics courtesy of Comic Connections of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Who are running a special summer promotion though August, with a different offer announced on Facebook every Monday.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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