Batgirl Vol. 4 #14


“Death of the Family: A Courtship of Razors” -- 20 pages

  • written by Gail Simone
  • pencils by Ed Benes and Daniel Sampere
  • inks by Ed Benes, Daniel Sampere, Mark Irwin (pages 11-12), and Vicente Cifuentes (pages 13-20)
  • Barbara Gordon gets a phone call and believes the disguised voice on the other end, who insinuates that he knows her secret identity, to be the Joker
  • Batgirl stops an ambush at her house, then searches for the Joker
  • when Batgirl finds the Joker, he says he’ll kill her mother unless Barbara marries him, and he shows her her mother’s ring finger, cut from her hand
  • the first 11 pages of this story must occur before or during Batman Vol. 2 #15 (in which Barbara mentions her mother’s kidnapping), while the final 9 pages of this story begin a sequence that runs to the end of Batgirl Vol. 4 #16 (her final appearance before Batman Vol. 2 #16-17)

published 14 Nov 2012

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