Batgirl (Rebirth) Volume 1: Beyond Burnside by Hope Larson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I miss Gail Simone's dark and gritty Batgirl so really have to set that aside in my mind when reading this younger, less mature "Burnside" Batgirl. Having done that, this was an enjoyable read. Barbara takes a trip to Asia, starting in Japan for some "me" time but ends up having to don her Batgirl garb to track down a mysterious "Teacher" who is trying to steal a dangerous bio-chemical that makes creatures smarter. The last issue brings a one-off as Batgirl and Poison Ivy are on the same plane to the US and have to stop a rare vicious plant from crashing their plane. Fun and lighthearted.