Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Mike Maihack's 2015 Supergirl/Batgirl Christmas Comic!
I have gushed about Mike Maihack's Supergirl/Batgirl comics in the past. Maihack has this uncanny knack to get to the heart of these characters. From Supergirl's endless optimism and cheer to Batgirl's dour Bat exterior masking a brighter interior, these comics are pure pure joy.
One of the things about these strips is that Batgirl tends to be the 'straight man', the character who sees the insanity around her and might look at the crowd exasperated. Supergirl has been able to handle just about everything that has been thrown at the duo and the most Batgirl has had to do is shake her head.
So I love this year's Christmas strip. Realizing that Batgirl might feel unneeded, Supergirl gives her the best present ever. Purpose. She'll sit this battle out so Batgirl can save Gotham.
How can you not love the lower 1/3 of this strip, both characters smiling brightly, doing the right thing. Wonderful.
As always, a big thanks and Merry Christmas to Maihack for producing these strips. I love them.