Batgirl: Kicking Assassins

Issue #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.


Issue #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.


Issue #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.


Issue #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.


Issue #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.


notes

  • Bruce fixed Cassandra up with a new apartment.
  • Batgirl faced off against another assassin's (Deathstroke) daughter, Ravager.

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