Batgirl #10

Batgirl #10

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Alitha Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Dont miss the introduction of a villain destined to become Barbaras greatest and most dangerous foe! An innocent woman who was sentenced to life in ARKHAM ASYLUM, Knightfall is now free and more dangerous than the psychotics she was imprisoned with. Her bloody quest for revenge will be unlike anything Batgirl has ever seen.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jun 16, 2012

    After finishing my first read through Batgirl #10 I was deeply disappointed in myself for not picking up this title from the beginning. In a single issue she presented a character with Barbara that I felt connected with and cared for just as much as any character that I have read so far. Combine that with the art coming from Alitha Martinez and you have a completely engrossing book. If you couldn't tell from my gushing already I'm giving this issue 5 out of 5 stars. I will now go "punish" myself for not reading the first nine issues by spending my money to buy every single one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 15, 2012

    Simone writes Barbara Gordon like no other and gives her true dimension, as she struggles with and overcomes her own insecurities to always do what is right. What's not to admire about her? Alitha Martinez's artwork suits the style of this series and she is at her best when depicting action scenes, such as Batgirl's dive bomb into a window near the end of the issue. Her subtle facial expressions are also worth noting. Particularly, Batgirl's as she swings across Gotham. Rather than the solemn expression that is common in most members of the Bat Family, we instead see a more vulnerable and concerned look, which fits her character so much. Whether it's intentional or not, it's hard to say, but whatever Martinez is doing, it's working. I give this issue a 10/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Dec 2, 2012

    Who else would know better how to write a Batgirl comic then another female Gail Simone. I am hooked. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jun 14, 2012

    Issue #10 sees more baddies added to Batgirl's lineup with a team called The Disgraced. Where other New 52 titles seem to have their titular heroes' pummeling vague, monstrous villains every month, there is a real feeling here that Simone is creating a foundation of evil for Babs to build upon. However, it would be nice to her spend a little more than two issues with any one antagonist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 13, 2012

    Alitha Martinez's fill in pencils, I've got to say, were more to my liking than Syaf's regulars. Lines were less bold, characters looked less chunky, and while I feel as Martinez was trying to stay true to Syaf's (something that shines through in the few less than stellar panels) I thought it was generally more pleasing to my eye. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 13, 2012

    Alitha Martinez's artwork fits in well with the established style of the series. She is at her best when showing big moments of action, such as the brutal opening panel or the insane dive bomb into a window near the issue's climax. But when not given ample space some shots look off, like a facial expression unfit for the actions Batgirl performs during combat. Something that caught my eye was the standard "Bat-family character dynamically swinging through Gotham" shot, but this time Batgirl wears a pouty face because of the distressing night she's had. I loved it because that's so Batgirl. You'd never see Batman do that. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 13, 2012

    Overall, it's an entertaining issue that even has a cameo by another famous DC female. Besides Barb's weirdly shaped head on the cover, the art within is consistent with what you usually see from “Batgirl” however, the purple coloring is getting to be a way over-used. I wouldn't rush out and buy this if you're only a casual fan, but if you love Barbara then this is shaping up to be one of the better arcs in this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 17, 2012

    While the discussion of real-world issues is pretty thoughtful, it raises more questions than it answers, and the superhero stuff feels flat at best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    Writer Gail Simone did pull a clever move at the end of this issue by naming the Disgraced leader Knightfall. Or was it clever? Batman fans know that Knightfall is an umbrella term for the famous Bane story arc, in which he broke the Bat. What does this mean for Batgirl? Does lending the name Knightfall to a female villain set the bar even higher? We readers shall see. As the last page in issue #10 says, Knightfall is coming. (Game of Thrones, anyone?) Read Full Review

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