Shadow of the Batgirl (Paperback)
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Cassandra Cain is a lethal teenage assassin. That is, until she can’t bring herself to kill one of her marks. As she tries to rebuild a life with the help of a gadget-savvy librarian and the quirky owner of a noodle restaurant, she begins to learn what it means to live and be a hero. When the crime ring she worked for rears its head in Gotham, she is forced to consider what her true nature is.
I love the new take on female superheroes and villains, they come into being in a world of their own making instead of the overly masculine worlds of so many comic books. Goux’s fluid art style is a perfect fit for this action-packed graphic novel.
-Izzy— From Felicitous February Staff Picks
Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...yet. Will she step out of the shadows and overcome her greatest obstacle--that voice inside her head telling her she can never be a hero?
Lucky for Cass, she won't have to defy her destiny alone. With the help of her new mentors, noodle shop owner Jackie Fujikawa Yoneyama and a librarian named Barbara Gordon, she'll attempt to answer this question the only way she knows how: learning everything she possibly can about her favorite hero. The only problem is that Batgirl hasn't been seen in Gotham for years...Can Cass find Batgirl before her father destroys the world she has grown to love? Or will shehave to take on a heroic mantle of her very own?
Accompanied by the edgy art style of Nicole Goux, Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex and I Love You So Mochi, tells the harrowing story of a girl who overcomes the odds to find her unique identity.
About the Author
Sarah Kuhn is the author of the popular Heroine Complex novels--a series starring Asian American superheroines. The first book is a Locus bestseller, an RT Reviewers' Choice Award nominee, and one of the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog's Best Books of 2016. Her YA debut, the Japan-set romantic comedy I Love You So Mochi, comes out in June 2019. Sarah also wrote "The Ruby Equation" for the Eisner-nominated comics anthology Fresh Romance and the novella One Con Glory, which is in development as a feature film. Other projects include a comic book continuation of the cult classic movie Clueless, a series of Barbie comics, and a story in the Jem and the Holograms anthology series Dimensions. Additionally, Sarah is a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Nicole Goux is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist living and working in Southern California. She earned her BFA in illustration at Cal State University Long Beach. She has been published by such companies as IDW, Black Crown, Image, and Lion Forge. She likes to incorporate color, pattern, and the human form in her work.