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"The Gladius Offensive, Part I": Spoiler chases down and takes down two crooks that have stolen a SWAT vehicle full of weapons. They're identified as members of the terrorist group Gladius. Gladius had been quiet since their leader was locked up... until now. Spoiler tries to interrogate the cro


Quote1 Second rule of Superhero Club, Maps ... keep your secrets a secret! Quote2
-- Batgirl



Appearing in "The Gladius Offensive, Part I"

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  • Gladius Commander
  • Fugue (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "The Gladius Offensive, Part I"

Spoiler chases down and takes down two crooks that have stolen a SWAT vehicle full of weapons. They're identified as members of the terrorist group Gladius. Gladius had been quiet since their leader was locked up... until now. Spoiler tries to interrogate the crooks, but their memories are wiped out abruptly.

The next day Barbara isn't happy to hear that Frankie sent Spoiler and Bluebird into action with no backup. Unfortunately Frankie makes a good point: Barbara has been so busy running her new business that Burnside is being overrun with crime again. Barbara thinks maybe she should step down a bit. Anyway Frankie warns her Gladius are back.

In Poland, Black Canary takes down a Gladius cell. She tells her friends back in the USA via video conferencing that the Gladius commander is about to be set free. Barbara and Frankie check she's still locked at Blackgate, but is being transferred tonight. Right then they lose connection. Worried, Barbara calls Vixen in to assist Canary. She's well aware that she can't let Gladius free their leader. Her company is built on technology that the commander was willing to kill to get her hands on.

That night, Batgirl rides her bike behind an unmarked van transporting the Gladius leader. Gladius make their move and Batgirl springs into action, defeating and tying up three terrorists. Unfortunately the Gladius Commander breaks out of the van, battles Batgirl and escapes.

And Batgirl notes her own reaction time is slower. Still her new neural implant seems to be working fine. Barbara is worried about it and about Black Canary, who is still missing. Barbara needs to refocus, so she asks Alysia to take over her company for a while.

Later Barbara is making research in the Gotham Academy's library and meets Olive Silverlock by chance. She lets Olive and her friend Maps know she's Batgirl and leaves.

Vixen brings Black Canary back home while Barbara is analyzing Gladius' last operations. Several Gladius goons caught Dinah by surprise and locked her up, but Vixen rescued her. Barbara gets Dinah up to date, and Dinah reveals Gladius Commander doesn't want to take vengeance on Batgirl exclusively. She intends to take down Gotham Academy and punish all kids who stopped her earlier.



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  • This book was first published on April 27, 2016.
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