Right? I was staring at the variants for #1 a few minutes ago, thinking “I’ll get this one, no, that one!”. Oh, what’s a Gotham-born Kryptonian to do?
The Garner piece is pretty slick. I posted the B cover, while the A piece is the same art, but with the Batgirls logo on the bottom, instead of the standard variant info at the top, like the B cover has.
Must be good if it outdid another KG gif.
makes a note to look into Gunpowder Milkshake which, going by the title alone, sounds pretty damn rad
And an Artgerm Steph and Supergirl variant promised, though it’s kinda late for it to be revealed at this point…maybe for a future issue?
I’m quite excited for this run - I am hoping it has connections to Steph’s Batgirl run and Cass’s Batgirl run - I’m a Steph fan (obviously from my profile pic) - in that it will have a good look at the character’s motivations, give them some solid feats and fights, victories over villains new and old (preferably old, since that gives them better bragging rights), and adventures like the one-shots in Steph’s run that are still beloved.
Actually, per his instagram, the cover with Steph Batgirl and Supergirl on it is “a regular variant” - so maybe it’s a future issue, maybe it’s something like Justice League Incarnate or something dealing with the multiverse?
Here’s what I have! It’s clearly Steph’s original Batgirl outfit, not her current one. No clue what title it’s attached to - the multiversal theory makes a bit more sense given the difference in Batgirl costumes.
I’m ok with it being Cass and Steph as the main two Batgirls, though I’ve personally been pushing for Babs, Cass, and Steph as the League of Batgirls since 2014’s Future’s End Batgirl one shot, since I think that’s the best way to get the fandom all together instead of fighting with each other.
Cloonan does tend to write a fairly young and enthusiastic type of character, as seen in Gotham Academy, but since I did love Gotham Academy, I think it can work.
Second Semester was a little step down from the original series, partly because even though Adam Archer is a fine artist, he doesn’t have quite the verve of Karl Kerschle (who is writing and drawing a Maps backup for Batman #119-120, at least, maybe 121 too!). It does wrap up a bunch of questions I had about the first series, though, and is a good addition to the series.
I think Babs will be a pretty big presence, though more in an Oracle role. I love Oracle dearly, but I worry that setting Babs fans up to be against Steph and Cass fans will be bad for the series.
But I hope not. I really, really want this book to succeed and become another triumph for Steph, Cass, and Babs.
I tried the first issue of Lumberjanes/GA, but I never read any Lumberjanes, so I was very confused, and the Gotham Academy stuff seemed very backseat. Maybe it got bigger in the later issues, but the art was also not something that drew me in.
I think I’ve read a few issues of that Superman stuff, though his style has evolved a lot since then. He did post this amazingly beautiful Superman fan comic the other day! Superman Short Story – 01 | karlkerschl
I kinda wish/hope that since Cloonan is working on Batgirls, we’ll get some of those GA characters!