Art of the Crime Part 2: Found Objects
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Penciler: Paul Pelletier
Inker: Noarm Rapmund
Cover Artist: Sean Murphy and Matt Hollinsworth
Variant Cover Art: Joshua Middleton
What You Need to Know: Batgirl has been hot on the trail of the Art Theft, Grotesque, who has seemed to also have advanced to Murder. After a fight that had him knocking into her Spinal Chip (you know, the one that keeps her walking) Barbara is feeling a little wobbly. But she doesn’t have time to worry about it when she visits her dad, Commissioner Gordon at his office, until she collapses from a seizure!
In This Issue: Our girl Babs, is struggling to keep it together during her seizure clearly caused by the damage to her Spinal Chip. In the hospital, Barbara is trying to write down everything she seems to be forgetting about Grotesque and the case realizing she is loosing important information she knows from all her years of studying. Ignoring the Doctor and her father during their discussion, its decided that the best thing for Barbara is to go back to Gotham and stay with her dad and rest till surgery. But you can’t keep a good Bat down, and, thanks to an old prototype suit she left behind, Batgirl is back on the streets with her leads to where Grotesque could be. But when she comes face to face with him a fight ensues only to have her feeling the side effects of her damaged chip that force her to escape the scene but when she returns, it’s not what she remembers!
Now, I am all about Nostalgia, so seeing Barbara in an old Batgirl outfit makes me happy. And with her being back in Gotham, it’s only fair Mairghread and her staff bring back that old look while keeping Batgirl true to her character. But, seeing her freak out about losing her memory is never good. Barbara has had issues in the past with her mind and freaked out then too. She has accepted her disabilities when it comes to her body and that has made her stronger in a lot of ways. But she has always relied on her brain to get her through her cases so the thought of her losing it would make her feel like a victim, which is something Barbara Gordon has sworn she would never be