David L. Sharpe
BATMAN: KNIGHT AND SQUIRE
In a secret bar within the city where magic is used to keep the peace, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their days. But what happens when the magical barriers that prevent fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to save both friend and foe in this tale from the 6-issue miniseries from writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS) and artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN).
Patience may be a virtue, but can Batgirl stand still long enough to stop a super-speedster foe? "The Lesson" continues as the mysterious Order of the Scythe unleashes its first weapon in their war on Batgirl – Slipstream!
Still reeling from the shocking return of a major figure with secrets from her past, Batgirl goes on the hunt for the terrifying killer Gretel, whose eerie and violent power over the men of Gotham City leaves no one safe – not even guest star Bruce Wayne!
One dark, tragic night, The Joker shattered the life of Barbara Gordon in the landmark story BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE. In this issue, see a side of that story that has never before been told, as BATGIRL faces the demons of her past! And if that's not enough, a deadly new gentleman killer, Grotesque, stalks the streets of Gotham City!
Stephanie Brown has done her best to put her past behind her, but as the Repears' mysterious client stands revealed, Batgirl's going to learn the hard way that those who fail history are doomed to repeat it. This issue has it all: Secrets unearthed! Alliances broken! Splash pages!
Batgirl + Proxy vs. Slipstream – Oracle = disaster! With Oracle out of the picture, Stephanie Brown and Wendy Harris throw everything their newly upgraded firewall has at superspeed villain Slipstream (including Batgirl's new car). When the dust settles, will Team Batgirl be able to pick up the pieces?
During the day, Barbara Gordon has to deal with the emotional fallout of the return of a key figure from her most painful memories, while at night, high above Gotham City's streets, Batgirl and Batman face the deadly Gretel, a damaged woman with the lethal ability to control men's minds! It's Batgirl's first face-to-face with Batman since her rehabilitation – and he has a few choice words to say about her return to crime fighting!
The metahuman thief and killer Grotesque has set his sights on the perfect woman to add to his collection: Batgirl! Also, we reveal the other traumatic incident in Barbara's life – one you've never heard about before! It's a Gordon family secret that has never been revealed! You must not miss this story!