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The Mary Sue’s Exclusive Preview of Batgirl, Vol. 2: Knightfall Descends!

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Today, DC Comics offers us this preview of the cover and seven pages from Batgirl, Vol 2.: Knightfall Descends, the second hardcover collection of Gail Simone’s New 52 run on the title. That’s issues #7-13 and issue #0 (issue #0 was released after issue #12 but is a stand-alone story …look, I don’t make the numbering decisions, I just report on them), stories that include the introduction of the Talon Strix, now a member of the Birds of Prey, and a two-issue cameo by Batwoman, two of my favorite moments in the series so far. The book will be out everywhere next Tuesday, but until then, you can pick it up in comic stores starting today!

Here’s the vital info from DC:

In comic book stores tomorrow and in book stores everywhere next Tuesday (February 12), this hardcover book comes to you from the acclaimed creative team of writer Gail Simone (SECRET SIX), and artists Ardian Syaf (BRIGHTEST DAY) and Ed Benes (BIRDS OF PREY).

Collecting BATGIRL issues #7-13 and issue #0, KNIGHTFALL DESCENDS is the latest exciting chapter of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52’s relaunch of this
fan-favorite series. Three years after the Joker’s vicious attack left her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon has regained the use of her legs and reclaimed her mantle as Batman’s ally, Batgirl. But she is not the hero she once was. Until Barbara can conquer her demons, Batgirl can’t fully return. Or keep Gotham safe. And with the ruthless Knightfall taking control of the streets, the city will soon need Batgirl more than ever …

Here’s the cover, as well as preview pages from issue #0, a story set before the main continuity of the series:

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