Batgirl #13

Batgirl #13

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 11, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Clayface infiltrates Gotham City Bank and Trust looking to make a sizable withdrawal. There's just one problem: waiting in line at the bank is Stephanie Brown – Batgirl! But when Clayface begins morphing into different people, Batgirl must hold the entire bank hostage until she can uncover and stop him!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 12, 2010

    Batgirl is easily DCs second best book after Secret Six and, with issues like this, it is going to give that title a run for its money. This issue is filled with heart and personality while delivering a very strong done-in-one story. Its not filled with shocking revelations or major twists, but its highly entertaining and features one of the best endings from a single-issue story that Ive read in a long time. It was simple, but very powerful and highly evocative of the type of storytelling that made Batman: The Animated Series so amazing. Simply put, Bryan Q. Miller is establishing himself as one of the best character writers in the business. This is Pere Perezs first full issue on the series and, while I wouldnt say he is as sharp as Lee Garbett yet, he makes the most of it. The art isnt flashing, but its paced incredibly well and does a brilliant job of establishing the tone of the story. Its solid work that is perfect for this story. I cannot recommend this series enough and this is Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Aug 13, 2010

    Bryan Q. Miller deserves all the credit in the world for taking a former supporting character like Stephanie and turning her into a fantastic star of my favourite series currently being published. What should be singled out is the way in which he takes action movie or comic clichs, like swinging from the rooftop to save another character or a hero fighting their doppelganger as they both implore, Shoot her! to a bystander, while simultaneously reversing the traditional gender roles of those scenes. Miller has made a strong, smart heroine who can rescue her male accomplice without it being out of place or emasculating. Few writers actually succeed with this, let alone make it look effortless. Like the rest of this terrific series, it just feels right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 13, 2010

    It was a Batgirl comic, of course I enjoyed it! This was a really good little one off story, that gave us some insight into Det. Gage, who has become a regular in this series. What more can I say? It was what it was, a really good self-contained story. No complaints here whatsoever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 12, 2010

    Throw in the seamless addition of Proxy (who just might be an okay replacement for Oracle), the early scenes of Batgirl at college, and Stephanie's conversations with Detective McHandsome (great nickname), and you've got yourself a really good read. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 12, 2010

    "Batgirl" has quietly turned into a solid, dependable-looking book, I had my doubts before on it as a series, but I think Miller's figured it out and moved it in the right direction. Fans of the character are definitely getting a book worth their time, and I appreciate that Miller isn't afraid to tell single-issue, classic stories here. I'll definitely dip in and take another look on a slow month. It's a nice surprise to find a book where it's been improving over time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Aug 16, 2010

    I'm not sure if the artist switch was the major turn off, but this issue didn't come together for me and I can't recommend it. I'll tune in next month to see if this drop in fun was temporary. Read Full Review

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