Wedding bells are ringing! From DC Comics, written by Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart, with art by Babs Tarr, Batgirl #45 brings us to the day of Alysia’s wedding, and Barbara is the maid of honor! We’ve experienced bits and pieces of wedding planning over the course of the past few issues, but now the day has finally arrived. But what happens when Barbara gets a blast from the past, just as she’s getting cozy with her new love interest? A pretty intriguing issue.
(SPOILERS FOR BATGIRL #45 BELOW!)
It would be impossible to not talk about said blast from the past. So, here it is. Dick Grayson. Now I know a bit about what happened to Dick, but because I only religiously read Batgirl I mostly know how his “death” affected her. Therefore, I felt a mixture of emotions when he interrupted Barbara and Luke’s conversation. I was surprised, excited, and anxious to find out what his reappearance in her life was all about.
This is the part where I should probably not give much more away because honestly this is such a pivotal thing to happen to Barbara, especially now. Her character has changed in so many ways, and even though she’s still Batgirl her personal relationships seem to resonate on a deeper level. So, if you want to find out how things go down, you’ll have to read the issue yourself. I’ll just reassure you that it gets intense, and my heart is kind of broken.
On another note, I’m really happy about the beautiful wedding that we get to experience at the end of the issue. Babs Tarr illustrates a wonderful full page illustration that you can marvel at below.
So while the wedding fun has come to an end, I’m looking forward to what Fletcher and Stewart have planned for Batgirl next. Their writing has been really gripping my attention, and I’m glad that they’re building up the plot at a steady pace. The issue ends on a captivating cliffhanger sure to make you cringe at the thought of waiting for another issue to release. Be sure to pick up your copy of Batgirl #45 this week!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.