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Issue: #42
Subtitle: Death in a Bottle
Date: September 2003
Feature Characters: Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Supporting Characters: Batman (Bruce Wayne), Oracle (Barbara Gordon)
Villains: Doctor Death
Guest Appearances: Superman (Kal-El)
Other Characters: Viktor Kulshenko

As Cassandra returns to active duty, she and Batman discover bottles of a deadly nerve agent. Also discovering that the bottles advertised an auction for the services of the creator of the nerve agent the pair attempt to stop the spread of the weapon only to find out that the perpertrator had escaped.
Meanwhile Batman and Oracle continue to quarrel over how Cassandra should lead her life.

"What are you afraid of, Bruce? Are you afraid that if Cassandra gets a taste of normal life -- school, a job, falling in love -- then maybe she'll find out what she's been missing...and you'll lose her?"
— Barbara Gordon

Batgirl 42 1 - Batgirl 42 2 - Batgirl 42 3 - Batgirl 42 4

Cover Art:


- Alludes to events in Batgirl #39, Batgirl #40 and Batgirl #41

Batgirl 42

- Dylan Horrocks

- Adrian Sibar

Chronology:Full List
- Batgirl #39
- Batgirl #40
- Batgirl #41
- Batgirl #42
- Batgirl #43
- Batgirl #44
- JLA Welcome to the Working Week

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