Batgirl: Year One Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)
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Determined to join the ranks of crime-fighters against the wishes of her police-captain father, Barbara Gordon dons a caped costume to become Batgirl, and must overcome Batman's skepticism while taking on archvillain Killer Moth. From comics masters Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty and Marcos Martin, Barbara Gordon's first year in the Batsuit is chronicled in this new hardcover edition!
Barbara Gordon is a bright and eager young woman who has already achieved much in her life, but struggles to find her true calling. After graduating college in her teens, Barbara hopes to follow in her father's footsteps and serve as a dedicated officer of the law, but her plans are derailed by her father's overprotectiveness and society's prejudices. This leads Barbara to seize a different path toward her goal and adopt the vigilante persona of Batgirl. As she learns the ropes of the vigilante lifestyle, she finds herself thrown into conflict with Batman and the crosshairs of aspiring super-villains.
This beloved tale is finally available in hardcover, with stunning art from Marcos Martin (Daredevil). Collects Batgirl: Year One #1-9.
About the Author
Award-winning author Chuck Dixon has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others featuring a range of characters from Batman to the Simpsons. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. Considered to be one of the most prolific writers in his field, Dixon has scripted G.I. Joe for IDW, along with many creator-owned projects including Winterworld and Joe Frankenstein which reunites him with Bane co-creator Graham Nolan.
Marcos Martín is a Spanish Eisner Award-winning comic book artist, who usually draws for American comics. Notable works include Batgirl: Year One, Breach, Doctor Strange:The Oath, The Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Private Eye. He's also known as a prolific cover artist for a number of publishers in the industry, including DC Comics.