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This Just Happened: Does Anyone Hear Bells?

This Just Happened: Does Anyone Hear Bells?

By Clark Bull Friday, July 31st, 2015

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATGIRL #42 yet and don't want to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Series writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher have been hinting for months at “big things to come” for everyone’s favorite BATGIRL best friend, Alysia Yeoh. And artist Babs Tarr almost let it slip in her #BatgirlChat Twitter Q&A that we might be hearing bells in the near future! But, instead of dishing all her secrets, Babs teased, distracted us by talking about Dick Grayson’s cute butt, and hinted that we’d have to wait. No fair!

So then what happens? Barbara’s dad becomes Batman, Livewire arrives in town, and Barbara’s been too busy being Batgirl to leave Burnside and check in with Alysia. Can’t you save the day AND send Alysia some updates on Pixtagraph, Babs?

But now, after a head-on confrontation between Jim and Barbara Gordon (as Batman and Batgirl, of course) and after using Qadir’s ping-pong paddle (it’s an electrical power well!) to disrupt Livewire, Barbara returns home at dawn to an intruder! More work for Batgirl? No, it’s not a burgler and it’s not Frankie playing Sword of Ages all night. It’s Alysia! And she’s got amazing news!

See below for your first look at the bling that Alysia’s rocking. And that huge smile on Barbara’s face! Her best friend is engaged!!!

What’s next for Alysia? Will Barbara be able to balance her Maid of Honor duties with her late nights of fighting crime? Sound off in the comments below!

And will somebody PLEASE add some sparkle to these panels and put them up on @DCComics? Please??

BATGIRL #42, written by Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher and illustrated by Babs Tarr with color by Serge LaPointe, is available in stores now!