The stream of number zeroes being flushed out by DC Comics right now aren’t staggering, their actually quite easy to get your hands on. Most are supposed to uncover the origins of each character, some miss the mark, while others nail it and take it one step further. Batgirl #0 is the latter.
The origins of Batgirl are indeed confirmed in Batgirl #0. You get to see Barbara the dancer, karate student, college student, and motherly figure to a family full of “twisted moths” as she likes to call them. Her studies lead her on a tour of her father’s police station, which of course turns hairy, because you have to have Barbara show her stuff right? I mean like moves, not her goodies. She’s exceptional in everything she does and even impresses Batman, who would never admit it.
Mind you, I’ve never read any of Gail Simone’s work or even one page of a Batgirl book, so I came into this completely unbiased and uninformed. Which turned out to be perfect because after reading Batgirl #0, I became biased and informed. I especially liked the tie-in with a very well known Joker book at the end, I think you know what I’m talking about people. Batgirl #0 is a book you’ll want to pick up.
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