How very disappointing. After seeing the preview, my concerns about this issue were high, but I thought the story would resolve those. I was wrong. Here are my two main problems.
Why use a guest star to make the title character look bad? If Kate is a strong character, then there is no need to…
Totally sorry you were disappointed! It’s always a bummer when someone doesn’t like an issue, especially when they have been so supportive.
The issue is being very well reviewed but I completely get what you are saying.
The thing is, it’s not that Barbara lacks confidence in this issue, or that she can’t get a shot in. There’s a difference here, in that Batwoman comes in guns blazing, ready to fight. Batgirl doesn’t WANT to fight.
It’s a different fight from most comic book fights, in that it’s not two people going full-out. Batgirl is reluctant, and she doesn’t really believe that Batwoman is bad. She’s not like Wolverine or Batman, who might throw punches FIRST and figure out if they were necessary later. Throughout the run, we have tried to show Batgirl as having strength, but also being a little smarter and more compassionate than just another cowl-jockey.
If she’s really, really wanted to give Batwoman a fight, she would have. At least that’s my take on it. I’m not saying who would win. But in that moment, it makes sense to me that Batgirl would hesitate.
Hope that makes sense.
Sorry you didn’t care for the issue! :(
Thanks Gail. That does clarify some things at least. Honestly, I think my problem here might have more to do with seeing some Kate (and Cass and Steph) fans use this as an opportunity to bash Babs in various comment sections than it does with the issue alone. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of tension between the fans of these characters, and that just takes the joy out of being a fangirl sometimes.