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Batgirl - Hawk's Eyrie
It's all about releasing your inner sociopath
I read this at my store today and was quite unimpressed. At SDCC they kept promising us that there would be waffles in the first issue, and neither Bryan Miller nor Ian Sattler lied about that. However, I need more than waffles to make me want to read a book.

In the first 4 pages, the sexist stereotypes were overwhelming. Batgirl thanking someone because he said that she "couldn't weigh more than 100 pounds"? Her thinking "Boys are stupid"? Miller having the guys do the stereotyped drag race with the sexy flag girl and the rest of the draggers being a sausage party?

Stephanie Brown aka Spoiler aka Robin IV[1] is rather silly & indecisive - sometimes. She's not as good as she thinks she is, but whenever I saw her she never read as a fluffy female who can't make up her own bloody mind. So constantly doing this "I'll throw the outfit out. I'll keep it and sew up the damage. No, I should get rid of it. No, I'm going to go out and help stop the riot - poorly." Argh! She worked with Cassandra Cain. Cassandra would have ripped that indecisiveness straight out of her. Seriously.

And the reveal that it was Stephanie? Not much of a surprise, DC. If you were taking someone from the Batman mythos - which I figured you would - and it wasn't Cassandra, it was likely to be Stephanie. This "mystery" surrounding the identity was rather poor.

I might take a look at the second issue to see if it's as bad as the first. However, I'm fairly certain I'll leave it languishing on the shelves month after month, despite the prospect of some seeing some Babs.

[1]No matter what DC editorial staff might claim, she was Robin for a short bit of time.

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