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Issues 2 to 9
Feb to Oct 2003
"Chapter Two: Future Tense", "Chapter Three: Afterglow", "Chapter Four: Cave Dwellers", "Chapter Five: Moth to a Flame",
"Chapter Six: Bird of Prey", "Chapter Seven: Hearts Afire", "Chapter Eight: Seasoned Crime-Fighter",
"Chapter Nine: Ashes & Blood"
Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon
Barbara Gordon, tired of not being taken seriously by her adoptive father, dresses as Batgirl for a costume party interupted by the Killer Moth, whom she momentarily defeats. Keeping the costume, Batgirl is confronted by Batman and Robin; Batman tries to dissuade her from her choice. When Jim Gordon is kidnapped by a mob boss trying to frame Killer Moth and his new partner Firefly, Batgirl teams up with Black Canary to stop them. She later works with Robin, and after defeating the Moth and Firefly herself, is finally accepted by Batman.
Issue 2 - We see Dick at the Manor, finding out about Killer Moth's attack and taking off.
Issue 3 - Dick is portayed as quite arrogant in this issue. Batgirl pretty much makes a fool of him.
Issue 4 - Robin plays good cop in his issue, trying to gain Barbara's trust. He is shown as quite young. Interesing point - this is the first time I've evry heard her call Dick 'Pixie Boots'.
Issue 5 - Dick only appears on the first page as an image.
Issue 6 - Robin, on Batman's instructions, provides Batgirl with a motorcycle.
Issue 7 - Batgirl destroys the motorcycle. Robin appears in the final pages, gives her another one - this one with her own emblem on it - and they set off together.
Issue 8 - Batgirl is the hero of this series which is fine because it is her book. I find it strange that Robin kisses her rather than the two them kissing each other.
Issue 9 - Robin is sprinkled through this final issue. Interesting point - he has to impersonate Batgirl so Barbara and Batgirl can both appear in front of Jim Gordon at the same time to quell his suspicions.