For issue #3, Batgirl’s battle with Mirror continues and we get also some background on this Post-Flashpoint version of Babs and her relationship with Nightwing, a.k.a. Dick Grayson. It’s a nice change of pace from the intensity of the first two issues and Gail Simone puts the Babs/Dick rapport in a new and slightly different light.
I’ve seen on the internet that some readers are having a problem with the internal dialogue Batgirl has throughout the series. I don’t quite understand why, since it is one of the best parts of the book. It is what makes Batgirl different from Batman or Nightwing. Simone has a nice ear for dialogue and it adds something of a lighthearted touch to a series that could easily become maudlin or too heavy.
Ardian Syaf has been turning in some outstanding artwork on this series and issue #3 is no exception. Batgirl and her supporting cast look great, the backgrounds are rich and detailed and, unlike a lot of other DC artists, he is making an effort to make the characters look younger, which was one of the goals of the New 52. It might seem like a little thing, but it goes a long way to giving the title a fresh and new look.
Of the Batman family of titles, the only ones I am reading right now are Batman and Batgirl. If the rest of the books had this level of quality though, it could easily be more. Simone and Syaf are doing some great work on this book and I hope more people stick around to see where it all goes.