Writer – Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes
Artist – Meghan Hetrick
Colours – Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters – Dezi Sienty
Batgirl is out of control and it takes Red Hood to reel her in before she makes a mistake, before she does something that she cannot take back. On another front, the storyline involving Jade, Killer Croc, Catwoman and the Lion finally comes to a shocking conclusion with the start of a new status quo for Catwoman. This issue had it all and was a welcome return to form – suspense, tension, mystery, drama, a little humour and some action to round it off in an exceptional chapter of the book called Batman Eternal. Killer Croc, Catwoman and Batgirl had it worse off more than anyone in this issue, the first two with the loss of a friend and Batgirl with a near loss of self. It is here that the reins on Batgirl are pulled back a little before she does the unthinkable and when she realizes just how close she came to crossing the line and it leads her to make an offer to the man she had considered an enemy only moments ago. Also in this issue it sees the woman named Jade pass away, Batman discovers a truth by following Flamingo while Croc ends up a little broken at Jade’s death and Catwoman uses it to find new strength and assert her dominance in the city called Gotham. The writers have been doing a great job of creating some tight storylines and plot points, not to mention characterization and with a great team of rotating artists including this issue with Meghan Hetrick coming on board, it all makes for a fantastic read. Both stories featured in this book were quite good with Batgirl and Red Hood possibly coming a little closer together because of what she almost does and Catwoman finding a definite purpose and direction that will be quite interesting going forward. Definitely a book that leaves one wanting more.
4 out of 5