Where are they fighting? What’s she swinging on so high in the air? Why does Nightwing have a Magic Wand?
Batgirl #3 begins with Batgirl (big surprise, eh?) trying to foil the dastardly plan of THE MIRROR (I don’t know why he’s called that!). He’s planning on blowing up a train so that some guy that fell into a coma on the tracks should have been hit by the train but he was saved in the nick of time by a good Samaritan. I guess being hit by a train and being killed while in one is close enough for this psycho. It must be because Batgirl figured out his modus operandi.
So The Mirror doesn’t care if he kills innocent people when he kills people on the list. Because people die in accidents all the time. It’s the people who should have died and didn’t that he’s concerned with. And they must die in a similar way to how they should have died before.
Although I’m not sure why the Samaritan gets blown up on the next page! Was he supposed to die because he barely saved the diabetic guy? And what about all the people on the train that Batgirl saved just now that should have died in the explosion to kill the diabetic guy? Do they all need to die in a train explosion now? This is getting complicated!
Plus it’s issue #3 and Batgirl has basically failed 2 out of her 3 attempts to save people. Is that sexist? Batman has three other titles and he hasn’t failed to protect anybody! Except maybe Robin who has been kidnapped by Nobody. And The Joker who had his face cut-off. And himself because he’s been trapped in an underground maze by the Court of Owls! I really should be keeping track of how many times the heroes fail in their own books! Because they usually have to fail at least once before they can beat the bad guy at the end of the story line. Like in Justice League International where they failed three or four times before chasing off Peraxxus. Unless his name was something different.
Later, Batgirl and Nightwing hang out. They don’t really fight like the cover shows them fighting although Batgirl does get a bit emotional on him and throws a Batarang at the back of his head at one point.
The issue takes a turn for the mushy for awhile after the train explosion. Babs gets all mushy with her dad but can’t tell him anything. And Babs gets all flirty with Nightwing but doesn’t want to appear needy or weak to him. And then Nightwing tells Batgirl he and Batman are concerned for her safety not because they think she’s weak but because they lover her. And Nightwing goes on and on and on about how he loves red-heads. That’s because he must have dated Starfire in this new Universe and he probably has a current crush on Batwoman as well.
And then the detective that didn’t die at the hospital does a websearch for Batgirl on the website www.SearchInGiantBlockLetters.com.
Then Batgirl ditches Nightwing because she tells him she has to catch The Mirror alone. Which seems pretty lame to risk her life on catching this guy when Gotham has so many super heroes flinging around outside the high-rise windows. But she is back from being recently crippled so I guess she has some things to prove to herself. And who wants to always think that you can only do your job because stupid arrogant Dick Grayson is standing over your shoulder? And he understands the need to do something alone, having been Robin for so long under the fascist asshole Batman! So he lets her go and she takes off to confront The Mirror (and hopefully learn why that’s his gimmick because he should be the Unmiraculator or the Final Destination Face or Death Boomerang!) in issue #4.