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Batgirl: Year One
If you’re looking for an essential Batgirl story to get you ready for her Arkham Knight DLC look no further than Batgirl: Year One. Written by Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty, Batgirl: Year One revamps Barbara’s origin story with a timeless, modernized feel. This story contains stellar art by Marcos Martin and spans nine issues to chronicle Barbara’s journey from Police Commissioner’s daughter to badass vigilante, as well as her early adventures. Barbara is characterized wonderfully here as she feels at once terrified and exhilarated to don the cowl and take the fight directly to Gotham’s criminals. Batgirl: Year One is probably the best place to start if you’re looking to get a solid foundation on who Barbara is and why she decided to follow in Bruce’s footsteps.