Celebrating Ten Years of Batgirl: Batman Chronicles #18

And here we continue our retrospective on the ten year reign of Cassandra Cain as the Dark Knight Damsel. She began the fall appearing in a quarterly Batman comic that is no longer published by DC – this would be Batman Chronicles #18 by Devin Grayson with art by Dale Eaglesham. This issue featured the first meeting between Batgirl and The Huntress.

Batman Chronicles #18 pg16

Eaglesham’s art has changed over the years – but I think he draws a really nice Batgirl. The Huntress’s 90s costume, much like Batman’s, was better then. Oh those were the days. Although she had met Leslie Thompkins in a previous issue, I believe this issue takes place before that as Leslie introduces herself here and I love how Batman has just gotten used to the idea that Batgirl says hello with her fist.

Batman Chronicles #18 pg18The always perceptive Batgirl senses the mother-son bond between Batman and Thompkins almost immediately. Bruce has apparently understands her attempts at communication rather well at this point.

Batman Chronicles #18 pg21

I may have spoke too soon about him understanding her completely…

Batman Chronicles #18 pg25

Eaglesham does draw a great Batgirl. I like how Cassandra is always concerned about Batman. She already considers him her father.

Issue Firsts:

Being Written by Devin Grayson

Being Drawn by Dale Eaglesham

First chronological meeting with Leslie Thompkins

First meeting with the Huntress, Killer Croc, and Mr. Szasz

Sneak Attack Count:

0

Total Sneak Attack Count:

2

Creator Count:

Writers:

Denny O’Neil (2)
Janet Harvey (1)

Kelley Puckett (2)

Greg Rucka (1)

Devin Grayson (1)

Artists:

Roger Robinson (2)

Sergio Cariello (1)

Deodato (1)

Damion Scott (2)

Dale Eaglesham (1)

Knock-Out Count:

0

Total Knock-Out Count:

7

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