Batgirl #12

Batgirl #12

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Adrian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating


  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Aug 9, 2012

    Ardian Syaf's pencils have never looked sharper or more brutal. His stylistic homage to J.H. Williams whenever Batwoman tosses into the action is perfectly balanced with his own style. Adding an interwoven story of James Gordon, Jr., Simone and Syaf are telling one heck of a story and have me hooked. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Aug 9, 2012

    This issue contains all of Simone's signature hallmarks, dark themes, and spunky characterizations, particularly Batgirl herself, who is as likable as ever here. Simone's own personality and steadfast demeanor both really shine through in Barbara Gordon, making her one of the most heroic in all of the DCU. A real hero to root for. The art here is something special, as well, with Ardian Syaf delivering in spades and a gorgeous cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. With solid storytelling, characters with great depth and motivations, and dynamic artwork that pulses with energy from start to finish, you'll be hard-pressed to find a comic that delivers as consistently and is as satisfying as this title. This issue is easily a 10/10 and I couldn't recommend it more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Aug 8, 2012

    So yeah, this arc has really turned this book around in my opinion, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Talisha Harrison Aug 8, 2012

    I enjoyed this book and I loved Simone's writing. The art is also excellent. I definitely will have to read the earlier adventures of Batgirl and keep up with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 8, 2012

    I've said it a thousand times, but it's Simone's perfect command over Batgirl's inner voice that makes this title a joy to read. Her stories have dark themes and sadistic villains, but Barabara Gordon's plucky spirit combined with a dash of humor always puts a smile on my face. Simone does her best when given the time to develop a character, so perhaps that is why this particular story does not feel as focused as everything that came before it. There's not only Knightfall but her three henchmen and then James Jr. operating in the background. It's a lot, but Simone does manage to make this overstuffed story work because her lovable Batgirl rises above it all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 10, 2012

    Overall this is a strong issue if but a complex and slightly confusing one, with the smaller incidents requiring a moment of readerly reflection in order to recall their context and pertinence to the matters at hand. All things considered it will probably all read a lot more smoothly in trade, but this issue ends on a cliffhanger with the next issue being a #0 and an origin story, so it'll be a bit of a wait before we find out what's in store for Gotham's more sprightly " and for the moment, slightly screwed " masked superheroine. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Aug 8, 2012

    When it comes right down to it all that happened was that the girls fought among themselves, then they fought the bad guys for a bit, and then the issue ended in an abrupt cliffhanger. Like I said, there's a lot of action and it sets up a few things to come, but it's a stepping stone between issue #11 and #13 rather than being a notable chapter all its own. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 14, 2012

    Though tempted to stick around to see what Simone can accomplish with frequent and sympathetic collaborator Ed Benes, I think a year's worth of disappointment is enough. Functional should not be the standard by which this writer operates with this character. Dropped. Read Full Review

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