If you read BATMAN prior to the launch of the New 52 over a year ago, you might recall the appearance of Commissioner James Gordon's son in the story arc titled The Black Mirror. In it we were reintroduced to Gordon's son and Barbara Gordon's brother, James Gordon Jr. and we discovered just how different Gordon Jr. is from his father and his sister. Gordon Jr. is a psychopath, to say the least, and his actions would put some of the Joker's antics to shame. With the exception of the character's appearance in BATGIRL #0 where he is depicted as a young boy, walking through the halls of Gotham Police Department with his older sister, we haven't seen a whole lot of the character. That is, of course, until now.
Earlier today DC unveiled their solicits for titles that are set to hit stores in February. Among them, is the solicit and cover for BATGIRL #17 which features Barbara Gordon shielding herself from an attack by her brother, James. So, what does James have in store for Barbara in the upcoming issue of BATGIRL? Where has he been the last year or so, and has he been plotting his return? What do you think? Are you looking forward to BATGIRL #17 and James Gordon Jr.'s return? Do you think he's as formidable an adversary and as threatening as the Joker?
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ED BENES
Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Barbara Gordon must deal with the fallout from “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” in this issue that will forever change her status quo in The New 52! What does James Gordon Jr. have planned for his sister, Batgirl?
You can check out the rest of DC's solicits for February on their blog, here.
Source: DC Source