Batgirl ongoing 2005 (issues 58-69)

Batgirl 58

Cover Date: January 2005
Subtitle: Fresh Blood part two: Following Footsteps
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: [continued from Robin 132]
Batgirl, using a tape recorder to make a journal of her cases - both in hopes of learning language better and for future reference, left Gotham City for Bludhaven. She soon found Robin, who was being beat on by Shrike. She knocked him away. He flew stars at her - she caught one and threw it back at him, hitting him in the leg. He attacked her with a knife, and she broke his arm. He attacked with the good arm and she disabled him.
She picked up Robin and got him some medical care. She told him Batman sent her to help him with combat, and for him to help her with communication. Batgirl and Robin met with BPD on the Blockbuster case. They were confused when they learned Robin was a boy and Batman was a girl. They told Bludhaven's new "Dynamic Duo" that Blockbuster's body was missing. They went off to search Desmond's home and found Blockbuster himself.
[continued in Robin 133]


Batgirl 59

Cover Date: February 2005
Subtitle: Fresh Blood part four: Settling Up
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: [continued from Robin 133] Batgirl saw that Robin had a plan and went along with it. They began their fight. Robin taunted her verbally. He emerged victorious. They found no pulse in Batgirl. Penguin gave him a gun to make sure it wasn't some sort of trick. He fired on her. She got up and they began their fight against the Penguin's goons. They fought through them, then Brutale and the Trigger Twins.
Back at Robin's place, he dug the bullet out of her. They talked over some tea. He admitted to meaning a lot of the things he said to her. She admitted to wanting to take over for Batman when he was through. They agreed to disagree on the gang war. They parted to do things their own way; Batgirl was excited to finally be able to find out what her "own way" was.


Batgirl 60

Cover Date: March 2005
Subtitle: The Hood part one: Deep Digs
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Batgirl began training with Onyx. They connected because she was once an assassin, like Cain. While patrolling, she scored her first 'snitch' - a man who was recently scarred by Batman. He gave her some info on Penguin. Alfred joined her for lunch the next day and showed her the place they'd gotten for her. It had a huge workout space and connected to a subway below.
Elsewhere, Penguin made plans.


Batgirl 61

Cover Date: April 2005
Subtitle: The Hood part two: Into the Light
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang, Jack Purcell
Storyline: Cassandra continued to grow accustomed to her new surroundings. She followed a suspect to a house boat, where she found a corpse. She was attacked by a shape-shifter calling herself Gemini. After setting her attacker on fire, Batgirl was attacked by an armed gorilla with a French accent. A brain in a jar joined the fight. Batgirl was defeated and left on the burning boat unconscious.


Batgirl 62

Cover Date: May 2005
Subtitle: The Hood part three: Dead Weight
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Batgirl saw her life flash before her eyes, Spoiler played the part of the Ghost of Christmas Past. She woke in time to escape a watery death. She began studying tapes of the Brotherhood of Evil so that she could defeat them.
Penguin set up a meeting to pay the contract on Batgirl's death. Though he was tipped off, Batgirl defeated the Brotherhood and handed them over to the police along with a huge load of contraband.


Batgirl 63

Cover Date: June 2005
Subtitle: Could've Been part one: Nowaday
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang, Andrew Pepoy
Storyline: Cassandra was invited to a party by a girl in the coffee shop she frequented. Penguin hired Deathstroke to take her down. He crashed the party by blowing up a building nearby. Batgirl raced to the scene, where she battled it out with him. After a chase, he introduced her to his daughter, the Ravager.


Batgirl 64

Cover Date: July 2005
Subtitle: Could've Been part two
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang, Andrew Pepoy
Storyline: Deathstroke backed away so his daughter - the Ravager - would be alone against Batgirl. Batgirl saw herself in the assassin - she could see that everything the Ravager did was for her father's approval. She led them to her own territory where she waited for her attacker to look at her father. When she did, Batgirl stuck a sword to her throat. Deathstroke had to take her away before she died.


Batgirl 65

Cover Date: August 2005
Subtitle: A Mother of a Father's Day
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Pop Mhan, Cam Smith
Storyline: Cassandra was questioned about her ethnicity by the girl at the coffee shop. She realized she'd never known her mother. She tracked down Batman and asked if he knew who her mother was. They both suspected Shiva. Onyx told her they all knew each other.
Cassandra visited her father in prison. He refused to tell. She returned later in costume and gave him a beating. When asked if it were Shiva, he only replied "maybe."


Batgirl 66

Cover Date: September 2005
Subtitle: Hitting the Pavement
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Any Kuhn
Storyline: Cassandra planned to go off in search of Shiva, but met a boy first. Without speaking, they hit it off very quickly. After a semi-date, she dropped him off and hit the road. She made some enemies fast at a truck stop along the way to Detroit. One of the men, calling himself Road Hog, followed her. He attacked and was taken down by an OMAC. Cassandra continued her search.


Batgirl 67

Cover Date: October 2005
Subtitle: Destruction's Daughter part 2: Bird Calls
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Cassandra met up with Bronze Tiger, who'd helped with her training years before. He explained a bit to her - Ra's al Ghul had given Cain several pupils to train a whole new League of Assassins. The experiment failed; they tried another - training a single instead of a league. It also failed until they tried one with the right genetics - her. He did not know who her mother was.
Batgirl called Oracle and met her in Detroit. She told Barbara she needed to find Shiva and why. Canary confided to her that Shiva wanted to use her as an apprentice. They headed to the Balkans, where Shiva was rumored to be working with Nyssa al Ghul.
Barbara began working with Cassandra and her reading skills again. As they neared the destination, they dropped Batgirl off.


Batgirl 68

Cover Date: November 2005
Subtitle: Destruction's Daughter part 3: Motherlode
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Pop Mhan, Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Nyssa al Ghul watched as Batgirl neared her location. Batgirl spied on the stronghold, realizing Nyssa had created a new League of Assassins headed by Lady Shiva. She entered, still being watched. Shiva's team bowed to her as their leader sized her up. Shiva introduced her to them: Kitty Kumbata, Wam-wam, Shrike, Tigris, White Willow, Krunk, Momotado, Los Gemelos, Ox, and Alpha.
Shiva began her attack; Batgirl asked if she was her mother. Shiva toyed with her; Nyssa sent Mr. Freeze to stop her.


Batgirl 69

Cover Date: December 2005
Subtitle: Destruction's Daughter part 4: Love's Labors
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Pop Mhan, Jesse Delperdang, Robin Riggs
Storyline: Batgirl, partially frozen, learned that Ra's al Ghul had paid for her creation. With Batgirl as captive, Nyssa showed off her Lazarus Pit. Nyssa had Nora Fries and promised to be able to revive her with the new generation of Lazarus Pit.
Batgirl was able to convince Freeze that she could get Nora to the pit if he would remove her from the ice. Together, they got his wife into the pit, where she was resurrected.


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