The Movement is cancelled, but has til issue 12 to wrap things up tight and Gail Simone seems to be tying up loose ends already.
I love this cover by Stephane Roux. Their spirit animals, the surprise and determination. Perfect.
Channel M take the KO’d Batgirl back to the sweatshop to unmask her, but Virtue with her camera phone and Batgirl groggy on the floor gives Barbara some Killing Joke flashbacks and she flips out on everyone…
…except Katharsis who has gone after Horizon. And they fall in Insta-Love. Katharsis and Horizon hook-up and while Katharsis isn’t usually affectionate, she is VERY impulsive so… I’ll buy it. But I had to suspend some disbelief to consider that she would actually behead Horizon after it’s discovered that he’s killed two police officers in Coral City. Virtue decides to hand him over, with a promise from Batgirl that she’ll check in on him. He just wanted to be a hero, he’s not in control.
While Katharsis was getting her groove on, Mouse was getting his crush squashed.
Mouse: Do you not like my rats? Some girls don’t like rats, Katharsis said.
Tremor: No, it’s not that. Mouse, I’m asexual.
Mouse: a sexual what?
Vengeance Moth: Poor Mouse. I thought being around kids with powers would be all hookups and booty calls.
Burden: I never understand anything anyone says anymore.
It’s too good. It’s just too good. But Channel M got a glimpse of the big time with Batgirl, and a friendly goodbye between Virtue and Batgirl suggested that Virtue might stop by Gotham sometime. It was good to see them interact, Batgirl is stronger, more capable but she saw the good in what the unglamorous Virtue and co. were accomplishing. Batgirl is used to the money and the resources and the bad guys going to Arkham. Virtue is used to scraping by and things not being so cut and dry.
The Graveyard Gang, who got their buns kicked a couple issues back officially quit. The Cornea Killer is still out there though! Next issue promises to bring Burden’s Angel Brother! The next couple of issues are going to be epic, but unfortunately will likely feel rushed the way this one did. Freddie Williams did a great job on the art as well, the layering of the panels during Batgirl’s Killing Joke flashback was particularly epic, snapshots, jumping between reality and memories conveyed urgency and fear really well.
I’m gonna miss Coral City so much! waaaaaah