Batgirl ongoing 2002 (issues 22-33)

Issue #22

Cover Date: January 2002
Subtitle: --
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Oracle called Batman in - she'd found a feed of David Cain calling him. Batgirl, who was with Batman, was told to stay put as Batman went after the assassin. Everyone knew it was a trap. When Batman entered the room, it exploded. Both Cain and Batman survived.


Issue #23

Cover Date: February 2002
Subtitle: Little Talk
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Oracle helped Batgirl diffuse a suicide bomber after she'd knocked him unconscious. Back at the Clocktower, Cassie went into the holoroom to train (against Shiva footage). Oracle spoke with Batman about her "death wish" - the upcoming fight between Batgirl and Shiva. They both believed she had to know she couldn't defeat Shiva.


Issue #24

Cover Date: March 2002
Subtitle: Bruce Wayne: Murderer? part 2
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: (continued from Detective 766)
Oracle intercepted a 911 from Wayne Manor. She heard it all as it happened - the murder of Vesper Fairchild. She sent Batgirl in to the crime scene to be her eyes, but due to technical difficulties, she got no video. What was believed to be the murder weapon - a pistol - was found outside the home. Batgirl realized for the first time that Bruce was Batman.
(continued in Nightwing 65)


Issue #25

Cover Date: April 2002
Subtitle: --
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Though Oracle tried to stop her, Batgirl met Shiva for their face-off. Shiva killed her before she was even touched. Batgirl was revived in a sanctuary built for Shiva. Cassandra defeated Shiva finally.


Issue #26

Cover Date: May 2002
Subtitle: --
Writer(s): Scott Peterson
Artists(s): Vince Giarrano, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: As Batgirl recovered, one of Shiva's acolytes kidnapped a woman and called Batgirl out. Spoiler went after him. He realized she was an imposter, but was defeated anyway.


Issue #27

Cover Date: June 2002
Subtitle: Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 5
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Phil Noto, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Batgirl and Spoiler saw something while on patrol. Batgirl hit her partner with a nerve strike so she wouldn't get in the way. After taking down the team they'd seen, Batman congratulated Batgirl for defeating Shiva. When she offered her help, he refused it. Back at the Clocktower, Batgirl and Oracle went over some clues. She and Spoiler went to Fairchild's grave. She hit Spoiler again with a nerve strike at her request. After digging up the body, Batgirl found she'd been hit with the same nerve strike she'd been using on Spoiler.


Issue #28

Cover Date: July 2002
Subtitle: --
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: With Batman away, Spoiler asked Batgirl to help in her training. Afterwards, they compared fathers. A group of fighters known as Force 14 were sent to "evaluate" Batgirl.


Issue #29

Cover Date: August 2002
Subtitle: Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 13
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Nightwing picked up Batgirl - they planned to recreate the night of the murder. A synthesized Bruce Wayne called and invited Fairchild over. The killer met her at the door with the nerve strike. He took her to the bedroom and ran Wayne's post-murder shower. He killed her and waited for Batman to return, then placed the fake 911 call. Due to her injuries, they realized she was beaten just enough not to loose consciousness.


Issue #30

Cover Date: September 2002
Subtitle: Legion of the Lost
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Klaus Janson
Storyline: Billionaire Bartram Fletcher was killed by an archer while jogging in College Park. Another man - a city judge - was arrowed nearby. Batgirl ran into Connor Hawke and assumed he was the killer. Eddie Fyers was able to break up their fight and convince her they weren't enemies.


Issue #31

Cover Date: October 2002
Subtitle: The Catafracts
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Wade von Grawbadger
Storyline: Eddie and Connor told Batgirl they'd been tracking an archer across the country - all the victims were either rich or politically powerful She took them to her cave and contacted Batman. He got them a list of possible targets - all victims were a member of the Ninth Legion society club. The archers attacked Jack Drake (actually Eddie impersonating him) and captured him (Fyers). Spoiler and Robin joined the chase after they found Tim's father and got him to safety.


Issue #32

Cover Date: November 2002
Subtitle: Morituri
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Wade von Grawbadger
Storyline: Tim talked to his father and learned what the assassins were after. Robin, Batgirl, Spoiler and Connor Hawke got to Eddie and freed him. They took won the gang, thought their leader, Agrippina, couldn't be located. Batgirl assumed she was dead.


Issue #33

Cover Date: December 2002
Subtitle: Father's Day
Writer(s): Kelley Puckett
Artists(s): Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Storyline: Batgirl heard a rumor about Cain while on patrol. Oracle got her clearance as a reporter wanting to interview him. Cassandra let her emotions get the best of her and she attacked him. She warned him that she'd kill him if he ever killed again.


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