Fangirls, I felt kind of weird reading this comic; it has almost no words. I’m definitely all for visual storytelling, but it was something that could have benefited from text, so it definitely made me feel unfulfilled reading it.
The comic showcases what happens when the Joker’s gas (I believe) is spread throughout Gotham. Smiling “zombies” go after people who don’t look infected, and make them smile. It doesn’t ever say that it’s Joker Toxin doing this to people, but I’ve never seen smiles that look like that unrelated to the Joker.
Batgirl is out of their reach, and doing her best to save people who haven’t been affected, and it seems she’s done a great job until she sees a child on the roof of a bus, surrounded by Joker’s zombies. She tells the girl to act like the zombies and walk toward her, but the girl starts crying pretty quickly. I can only imagine how stressful and scary that situation would be.
So Batgirl swoops down, jumps in the bus, and saves the little girl (which I think should have been her first course of action). It seems like she did a good job, but what about all of the Joker’s zombies? How do they make sure the toxin doesn’t spread, and that there is an end? I don’t know. It’s a weird little one off, and I’m ready to go back to regular Batgirl.
Like I said before, I just felt weird reading this. It didn’t feel like reading, and it was just awkward. Since it doesn’t seem like it will add to the storyline at all, I wouldn’t worry about picking it up. It’s just bizarre.
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