Batgirl #41

Batgirl #41

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart Artist: Serge LaPointe, Joel Gomez, Babs Tarr Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Theres a new Batman in townand that spells bad news for Barbara Gordon! Shes already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie in on her biggest secretand now shes looking to get even more involved in Batgirls business!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 24, 2015

    Pure superhero perfection for every audience. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jun 24, 2015

    Overall, issue #41 is an artistic bounce forward for a book that has inspired so much of the renaissance were seeing at DC Comics this month. The action is dynamic, but the relationships the creative team is showcasing are what really give the book its spark. A genuinely FUN comic, Batgirl #41 is the perfect place to jump in if you want to have a new, bold, and determined set of ladies to watch kick ass (and warm hearts). Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jun 26, 2015

    Batgirl #41 is a Dad and Daughter tale with a twist. In many ways it's like the Wanted Arcof Simone's run except this time Gordon has a costume of his own which makes it all far, far more complicated. However it pans out it's sure to be fascinating especially with the issues cliff hanger! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jun 24, 2015

    What may have begun as a cynical marketing attempt to attract a new demographic has evolved into something much more than that, and is perhaps even parodying the very audience that it will most appeal to. Which is why Batgirl has been such a success, balancing that fine line between talking to a younger audience in their own language while never making the mistake of condescending to them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 24, 2015

    Batgirl is back and is just as good as ever in Batgirl #41. While lighter on story and also having slightly different artwork, the comic is still a great ride. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Moargeek - Blake Mitchell Jul 1, 2015

    Batgirl #41 is more of the same from what we've seen thus far and that same is a good thing. I hope this creative team stays together for some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jun 26, 2015

    BATGIRL #41 is a slight a reset issue for the series, though it retains the snappy dialogue and fun feel of the previous six issues. Returning from a long break, it establishes a status quo of Batgirl and Frankie being a team, meanwhile dealing with the idea of her father being Batman. Babs Tarr continues to dazzle with her art, though her solo work isn't quite as refined as the previous work on the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 24, 2015

    Babs Tarr is getting better with every single issue. The whole Batgirl experience is awesome, but the art is the star by a mile. Now, can you please get Robot Batman out of my Batgirl comic? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 24, 2015

    In terms of what wins between the manufactured trend of the new Batman versus the organic trend of the new Batgirl, the hands down winner is Batgirl. The new Batman is a strange direction to take Batman and it remains to be seen if it will connect with the fans at all. Batgirl on the hand continues moving along with the same momentum, which is built on her solid characterization and a supporting cast of characters that makes her seem more believable. The Jim Gordon Batman likely has a short shelf life as fans will get tired of the stunt and look for the return of Bruce, but it seems like this new Batgirl is here to stay which is good news for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 25, 2015

    It's business as usual for Batgirl, and business is booming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 27, 2015

    The creative team behind the new Batgirl is back, with a slight change of plans: it appears that Babs Tarr is going to handle the art chores all by herself! Before this, Cameron Stewart was doing breakdowns. The change isn't huge, but it's just enough that Batgirl #41 looks a little bit different... Still an awesome comic, though! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jun 27, 2015

    It's good. This issue brings Livewire back supped up adding some harder hitting bad guys to nuBabs current roster which has been mostly a hodge podge. I'm not fond of the going after your own daughter thing either I think that's been done to death. Let's try something new! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Danny Benavides Jun 29, 2015

    How will Barbara deal with the fact that her father is the new Batman? Will she end up revealing her identity to her father? Only time will tell but its definitely worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 30, 2015

    Batigrl #41 had plenty of things to enjoy about it that one small gripe against the story couldn't ruin the fun of this issue. Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher did not waste anytime in drawing out the mystery of who the new Batman. This allowed us to see how Barbara is really going to handle the fact that her dad is the new Batman and that he is actually hunting down all vigilantes. This development adds greater interest in the new status quo in Gotham City. Having the fabulous artwork from Babs Tarr does not hurt either as she elevated all of the dialogue given to the characters, particularly during the scenes between Barbara and Jim. All together, Batgirl #41 was a great issue that helped to increase my interest in everything going on in Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Jun 25, 2015

    I was pleased by how much I enjoyed this issue. To be honest, my trepidations going into it are on me. The last issue wasnt much to put me off the run, I just put it into my head that things wouldnt be as good for no real reason. Batgirl is as solid as ever and this issue is a great reminder that the first storyline wasnt a fluke. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jun 29, 2015

    You can feel this team working better together and it helps make this an even stronger title. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jun 24, 2015

    Tarr's gift for expression remains (Barbara's aghast look after her father tells her "I'm Batman" is perfect) along with her penchant for drawing believably-shaped humans in believable attire. This remains an immensely readable book, and co-writers Stewart and Brenden Fletcher have a palpably solid grasp of every character within. A great jumping-on point for those curious about DC's (sorta) fresh start, Batgirl #41 is more of the same charmingly fun action/adventure we've come to expect from Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 24, 2015

    While Barbara not knowing or caring about the death of Batman was a major negative to me, I liked the rest of this issue.  It was fun and exciting and the Batman chasing down vigilantes (especially Batgirl) angle is so good.  We also get Livewire and it looks like she will be wreaking havoc in this book for a bit.  However, it all goes back to Batman versus Batgirl and the cliffhanger has me excited for next month's issue already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Jun 26, 2015

    The artwork by Babs Tarr is excellent, evoking a great indie comics vibe with just a slight echo of Bruce Timm"which really isn't a bad thing. I was actually very impressed with this first issue and look forward to seeing how Batgirl develops from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 24, 2015

    This book continues its highwire balancing act by streamlining its story, though, strangely, the art seems to suffer for it. There's a brief flashback of Batman, which is nice, but no mention of the events of Endgame, which is strange. If Babs doesn't know that Batman is "dead", this is going to be a strange way for her to find out. And if she does know, this book missed a big opportunity to close the Joker chapter of her life. While we wait to see if Endgame will have any impact on this title whatsoever, the introduction of Livewire and the complication of Bat-Chappie should be entertaining enough and the cliff-hanger ending will have you wanting to pick up issue no. 42. A mildly entertaining read, once again, for undiscerning readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 26, 2015

    "Batgirl" #41 is probably the slowest-moving issue with the current creative team to date, but it's also understandable with so much to deal with in order to move forward. Now that we're eased back into the thick of it, hopefully future issues will go back to the peppier pace that we had in their first six issues. Overall, it's not bad at all, but it's not up there with the sheer fun that we saw earlier. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Vancha Sep 16, 2015

    We're getting there. Slowly. Barbara's gone a whole issue without saying or doing anything monumentally stupid or mostly out of character (her interactions with Frankie are still cringeworthy, in the what-adults-think-all-young-people-are-like kind of way, but otherwise it's fine). Reading this issue I realize that BT's art, as good as it is, is really problematic for Barbara...It adds a heaping dose of infantilisation to anything she does or says. The pleasant surprise of her dad turning up and then her reaction at his new look is believable and Barbara-esque, but add in the art and it reads more like a developmentally-delayed pre-teen shouting "Daddy!" wide-eyed, and running up to greet him at the door. The same problem occurs during Barbara's walk around the park with her father, where the writing is mostly true-to-character, but the art makes Barbara look like daddy's little girl, in the entirely the wrong kind of way. Hopefully this continues to improve, but some of it's issues seem insurmountable.

  • 10
    gustave154 Aug 23, 2015

    The new batman and batgirl are perfect for each other xD

  • 9.0
    the green death Jun 24, 2015

    Great to see Babs and Batdad interact in and out of costume. Another winning issue from one of my favorite current runs.

  • 9.0
    LeonardoMyst Jun 25, 2015

    The GordonBat and Barbara meeting was inevitable and I'm glad they're getting it out of the way as soon as possible. Livewire is an interesting choice, and it does look like Batman and Batgirl will need each other's help to take her down. Loved the interactions between Jim and Barbara and Barbara and Frankie. Fletcher's characterizations are consistently the strongest point of his titles. I missed the old colorist, but the new one did a really good job of giving the book a more animated feel.

  • 7.0
    FuzzyCracker Jun 24, 2015

    Tarr is doing her own layouts, which means that the book's story flows better. However, her art seems to have taken a step back.

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jun 26, 2015

  • 10
    Hilbut Jan 5, 2016

  • 9.0
    KnightFlame Jun 24, 2015

  • 9.0
    Leeluhlee Jun 24, 2015

  • 9.0
    EvilPenguin543 Jun 30, 2015

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jul 9, 2015

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Jun 24, 2015

  • 8.0
    Quietomega Jun 24, 2015

  • 8.0
    Aegis Jun 28, 2015

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Jul 3, 2015

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