Batgirl, Volume 1: Batgirl Rising

In the wake of Batman R.I.P and BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Stephanie Brown, the vigilante formerly known as The Spoiler and Robin has taken on the identity of Batgirl as she begins her nocturnal crusade to take back the night from the underworld Now she has become the target of both Gotham City s heroes who don t take kindly to a new person wearing the cape and the cowl andIn the wake of Batman R.I.P and BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Stephanie Brown, the vigilante formerly known as The Spoiler and Robin has taken on the identity of Batgirl as she begins her nocturnal crusade to take back the night from the underworld Now she has become the target of both Gotham City s heroes who don t take kindly to a new person wearing the cape and the cowl and its villains who want to see the entire Bat family six feet under.
Batgirl Volume Batgirl Rising In the wake of Batman R I P and BATTLE FOR THE COWL Stephanie Brown the vigilante formerly known as The Spoiler and Robin has taken on the identity of Batgirl as she begins her nocturnal crusade to

  • Title: Batgirl, Volume 1: Batgirl Rising
  • Author: Bryan Q. Miller Lee Garbett TrevorScott Phil Noto Cully Hamner
  • ISBN: 9781401227234
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Batgirl, Volume 1: Batgirl Rising”

    1. I feel sorry for Stephanie. She was Robin for about five minutes before being murdered by Black Mask. Does she get a memorial? Nope. DC editorial says she was never "really" Robin. Then she comes back from the dead and gets to be Batgirl- for about five minutes. Then New 52 comes along and she gets replaced by a de-paralyzed Barbara Gordon. So where's Stephanie now? Don't know, DC editorial forbids any appearance or mention of her. I bring all this up because I really, really like Stephanie as B [...]

    2. Didn't know much about Stephanie Brown before I started reading, and I'm honestly not sure if I really like her voice all that mucht. However, this is worth reading anyway, because 50% of the book is Barbara Gordon's perspective on things as she reluctantly takes Stephanie under her wing. Overall, this was a really enjoyable origin story for a new Batgirl.

    3. Book Info: This collection contains Batgirl issues #1-7.ABSOLUTE RATING: 2.5/5 stars (Rounded Up)STANDARDIZED RATING: <2/5 stars>Stephanie Brown – former superhero Spoiler and current Batgirl – is starting her freshman year of college at Gotham U. She's still getting into the swing of things as an official superhero, and must learn to juggle schoolwork and regular nightly patrols, while avoiding raising her mother's suspicions about her extra-curricular activities. Meanwhile, Barbara [...]

    4. This is a biased review cause I just love the Stephanie Brown character, so if you want an objective review you won't find it here.Yes! Finally her own series, how does it read?! Great!World: The art in okay, it's nothing special to write home about, the character models are good, though body position is a little bit off, however the facial expressions are great which is very important for a Steph Brown book. The world building here is also good, following in the footstep of Cain Batgirl and als [...]

    5. I read Batgirl at whim, It exceeded my expectations. I love Stephanie Brown and her sister-mentor relationship with Barbara. Sadly, the ending is a bit anticlimactic. I love the Batfam so much.

    6. Smallville's Bryan Q. Miller gets the job of introducing the new Batgirl with former Spoiler Stephanie Brown picking up where Cassandra Cain left off. I've always liked the Steph Brown character, with all her flaws she's more human than a lot of the extended Bat-family and a lot more vulnerable. I'm sad to see Cassandra go though. Miller knows how to have fun with his character in these first 7 issues, which includes a highly amusing team-up between our heroine and the newest and most insufferab [...]

    7. Why did Stephanie get a small time of being batgirl?Only three volumes?Come on!Barbara and Steph teaming up is a one-of-a-kind dynamic duo and make such a good team.I LOVE ITTTT SO MUCH!! :D

    8. For some stupid reason, I thought there might be more boy-drama and catty in-fighting than there was. I'd been told to read this by someone with pretty good taste in books, so I probably shouldn't have doubted her. The art is crisp and the writing is mostly on-point. The character is more interesting than I had hoped for. I'm following Stephanie in the current Detective Comics run so going back to previous interpretations of her had me a little nervous. I'm planning to finish of the series today [...]

    9. This was fun. We got the new Batgirl, Stephanie Brown, being taught by Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl(from what I know). Villains are Scarecrow,Livewire, Freddie "Riot" Frankenstein, Roxanne "Rocket" Sutton, Dr. Phosphorus, and Roulette . Also, Batman(Dick Grayson) , and Robin(Damian Wayne) appear!I love Beginnings! This issue has a lot of Beginnings for a lot of the characters. It flowed nicely and I plan to read the rest!

    10. From Bryan Q. Miller, a staff writer on the TV series Smallville, comes a relaunch of the character Batgirl, with another new character donning the outfit.Batgirl has been a difficult character for the DC universe, and the focus of much debate over the years. The original Batgirl, Betty Kane, was introduced in 1956 as a way to put an end to rumours of Batman & Robin’s “homosexual tension”, as suggested by Frederic Wertham’s famous book “Seduction of the Innocent”. She was abandon [...]

    11. There was some considerable controversy among comic book fans when DC Comics chose to make Barbara Gordon the post-New 52 reboot Batgirl once again. Not only did the editors at DC replace Stephanie Brown with Barbara Gordon, but they rewrote the continuity so that Brown was never Batgirl to begin with.After reading the first volume of Brown's stint as Batgirl, Batgirl Rising, I can say that, as much as I like Babs, I'm really disappointed as well. Stephanie Brown is an amazing Batgirl, because s [...]

    12. This is a pretty good first volume of the Stephanie Brown Batgirl character. Oracle/Barbara Gordon is a featured player, and there are some good scenes with Dick Grayson as Batman and with Damian Wayne as Robin.There's not a lot of exposition to let a reader know what's going on. There are references to Stephanie's past as Spoiler and Robin, as well as her romance with Tim Drake, but nothing explains what happened in her past to get her where she is in this book. Likewise, this story takes place [...]

    13. It had been a long time since I'd read a superhero comic that was so, well, FUN. I had read a little of Stephanie Brown as Spoiler, mostly as related to that horrible War Games story arc years ago. But here, she's a breath of fresh air -- in the same way that Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 was for me in the past. The book is funny and witty. And it includes Oracle as Batgirl's mentor (one of my favorite comics characters). Batgirl doesn't know what she's doing, and she screws it u [...]

    14. I am such a sucker for Damian I cannot rate this objectively, I can't even talk about it sanely I know in my heart of hearts two things. (1) When I had the chance I barely read much that featured Damian so I always wonder why I seem to be so obsessed with him now. Hmm, actually I guess I know the reason he's dead. It changes everything. (2) There was a two but I keep thinking about how he's dead now and it makes sad all over. At least he's alive and well in Batman: Li'L Gotham #1 being is adorab [...]

    15. I'm reading these all out of order but WHATEVER, it's fine. Likes: Babs! Love the conversations between Barbara and Stephanie, love seeing their inner monologues and how they compare to each other. Dislikes: The women always question themselves. Am I doing this correctly? Can I beat this person? Oh, I did that thing successfully but it was totally an accident. These women are strong and can kick ass and I just wish they were a little more confident. Stephanie is fine, but Barbara is still my fav [...]

    16. This was a really fun and action packed volume! I am new to Batgirl, but I got filled in pretty quickly about who Stephanie Brown was and how she became the new Batgirl. I liked seeing the Oracle as part of the support cast in the series and I can't wait to see more of her.As for the villains. There was a whole host of them! But I must say that Scarecrow creeped me out the most!The interaction between Batgirl, Robin and Batman is also great! Overall I enjoyed this story and will most certainly c [...]

    17. This book is fantastic! Granted, it isn't super deep or anything, but it is incredibly fun (in the fashion of Spidey books). I've been looking for an in back to current DC comics again, and this is it. This book is charming, funny, and full of heart. I did not give two fucks about Stephanie Brown before this, which is saying something because I'm a big bat-family dork, but now she's one of my favorite characters.

    18. A fresh and young take on the Batgirl character. And a straight up fun read! I also dug the mentor relationship between Stephanie Brown's Batgirl and former-Batgirl Barbara Gordon. Really, this book is just a breath of fresh air within a Batfamily that is otherwise dark and angsty. I really enjoyed reading Bryan Q. Miller's take. I only wish his run went longer.

    19. I had never read anything with Stephanie Brown before, but I really did enjoy this and I plan on getting the other two volumes if possible. I'm still trying to catch up on all the Bat-family continuity, but I do like the rapport between her and Barbara (aka Oracle) and the complex relationship between them and the Batman/Robin team (Dick and Damian).

    20. An underwhelming plot (something about evil property developers and a gambling-themed villain), but I loved this for how it showed Steph coming into her own as Batgirl and her lovely relationship with Babs.

    21. I need this team to come back oracle and steph and cass with dick at batman and damian it was such a good run

    22. Stephanie: The only variable you can control is yourself. You can forget who you are, or you can be who you want to be. (*plunges sharp rod onto Scarecrow's head*) That's why you stay, you stay for a second chance.Scarecrow: But if you stay, you're forced to face your self one is brave enough to face who they really are.Stephanie: I am--Scarecrow: And who might that be!?!Stephanie: I'm Batgirl!!!Humor is evidently present in the comic. I enjoyed reading it. Stephanie dishes out motivation to the [...]

    23. This is my first venture into the world of Batgirl, actually into Gotham in general, and I like what I read! I went into this not knowing what to expect but quickly became invested in the characters and their story. As someone who hasn't really been up-to-date on this DC universe, I had to look a few things up to make the right connections between characters and their back story's but other than that it was very enjoyable!

    24. You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields:thefoundingfields/2014/01/Up until I got back into comics in 2012 and started to frequent comics message boards, I had no idea that Barbara Gordon was not the only Batgirl. I had no idea that she had once forcibly given up the suit and that other characters had stepped in to fill that void over the years. Last month, I finally took the plunge to read some of the stories around these other characters and I started with the six-issue arc tha [...]

    25. From the Phil Noto covers tucked into this volume to the introduction of Stephanie as the new Batgirl, this is a strong addition to the Batgirl stories. While the narration and dialogue can be awkward (something that gets sorted out in later volumes), Stephanie has a magnetic and winning personality in her attempts to turn over a new leaf. We get to see Stephanie transition from Spoiler to Batgirl, picking up from Cassandra Cain's Batgirl. The Bat story at the time is that Dick Grayson, formerly [...]

    26. Jumping around in DC the way I have been, I was expecting this to be a Barbara Gordon Batgirl. Honestly, I didn't know there were any others! (I know, I know. Bad comic fan!) But this particular Batgirl was formerly The Spoiler, a character I'd read and enjoyed in one of the other graphic novels (a Teen Titans or a Nightwing, I think). And seeing her in this new light is wonderful.Being a Vol 1 of a (hopefully) long running series means that there's quite a bit of set-up in it. We find out why S [...]

    27. This trade collects issues 1-7 of Brian Q. Miller's Batgirl series.Batgirl starts in the shadow of the events of Batman:RIP. Bruce Wayne is dead (for the time being anyway) and the various members of the "Bat-Family" are dealing with the fallout. For Stephanie Brown, this means trying to give up wearing the bat emblem and live a normal life. This doesn't really work for her. She ends up taking the Batgirl costume from Cassandra Cain (who is successfully leaving the bat in her past) and continuin [...]

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