Batgirl #43

Batgirl #43

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart Artist: Serge LaPointe, Juan Castro, Michel Lacombe, Babs Tarr Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Tech genius Luke Fox has brought his startup to Burnside, and he seems to be hiring all of Barbaras friendsbut not her! Unfortunately, someone else is setting up shop in Burnside as wellthe mysterious Velvet Tiger!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Aug 26, 2015

    Another stellar issue that advances so much of what is wonderful about this series, Batgirl #43 gives us action, best friendships, young romance, mystery, conflict, and tigers. Having all that in one package is a stunning accomplishment, and it makes for the most fun title on the stands today. If it was weekly, Id still be lamenting the wait between issues. Cmon, Batgirl #44. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Aug 27, 2015

    Drawn by Babs Tarr with inks by Juan Castro, colours by Serge Lapointe and breakdowns by Michel Lacombe Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Aug 31, 2015

    By now, it's no surprise that BATGIRL is one of the best drawn and solidly written comics in DC's stable, but this month is even better than usual as the creators have seamlessly weaved Barbara Gordon's personal and bat-lives into a fascinating tapestry. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 27, 2015

    The sky is still blue, the sun is still hot and Batgirl is still an excellent read. If it's not on your pull-list already, this is a fine moment to jump in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 29, 2015

    I've said it plenty of times before, and I'll say it again: my personal mantra for writing superhero comics is "People first, superheroes second", and Batgirl is a near perfect example of that. This is a comic about Barbara Gordon, and her personal life is just as important as the latest superhero adventure. That said adventure involves mysterious tigers is icing on the cake, and a great example for how fun and creative this team can be. Mysterious tigers! Come on! That's just plain cool! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 31, 2015

    If there's one thing that Batgirl #43 does right, it's making sure that you not only care about Barbara Gordon, but that you pay attention to her vibrant supporting cast, as well. Like I said before, it's the contrast here - it's not just the headlining character who's important, but the people around her, as well. With some beautiful artwork and some really engaging characterization, this tiger-centric book isn't just good - it's grrrrrrrrrrreat. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 27, 2015

    This new issue of Batgirl manages to be a lot of fun even as it explores the increasingly hectic and dangerous landscape of Barbara's life. The diverse visuals and the increased emphasis on the supporting cast don't hurt either. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Aug 31, 2015

    Batgirl #43 highlights interesting aspects of both the characters personalities and the artistic team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 27, 2015

    "Batgirl" #43 is another fun installment of a strong series. Fletcher and Stewart continue to surprise with the book's plots and supporting cast, and Tarr and company delight as the action bursts onto the page. If you're not reading "Batgirl" yet, this is as good a chance as any to fix that error. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Aug 30, 2015

    The biggest takeaway from this issue is just how much of a world this creative team " Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher " have made for Barbara Gordon in Burnside. Babs Tarr is doing amazing work in the art in this title if you needed another excuse to buy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Aug 27, 2015

    This was another solid one, with the best thing about it being the showcase of supporting characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Aug 28, 2015

    It's highly probable that you'll have a different opinion of this issue to me, and that's cool. I just can't get over the fact that the Barbara and Batgirl portrayed in this issue are so out of character. The story just seemed too slow, like too much emphasis was being placed on the fact that her friend had come to see her, and not enough on the fact that the partnership that had been formed between herself and Frankie had been fractured, perhaps beyond the point of repair. Stewart and Fletcher are usually good at keeping everyone in character, so I'm hoping things will be righted in the next issue. With this being said, it's not an excuse to not read the comic, or at the very least look at the fantabulous pieces of art Babs Tarr has once again created for us. If anything, it's this issue's redeeming quality, and is another reason why I like Tarr so much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Aug 28, 2015

    Overall, it's a solid issue. There's an old-fashioned feel to it in that it goes back to the basics of a superhero trying to balance work, school and crimefighting all at the same time. We see a lot of solid moments of Babs being drawn into a really important conversation that she then has to bail on. This is the sort of thing I'd like to see more of in this title as it continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 26, 2015

    This issue is mainly setup for a bunch of new storylines, but it's really all about Barbara's failed attempts to lead a full life on both sides of the cowl.  While the pacing was off and the story kind of makes itself inconsequential at the end. I liked the art and am looking forward to seeing where everything goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Aug 26, 2015

    Weddings, Tigers, and Tech–oh my! Batgirl has her hands full as she tries to solve the case of a series of weaponized man-eating beasts unleashed on Gotham's tech gurus. Stewart and Fletcher manage an organic connection between Alysia, Jo, and the tigers, but everything else feels like a muddy sprawl. The resurrection of Velvet Tiger is a welcome bit of fun, however, and the book ends on a cliffhanger that might actually raise the stakes for our Burnside Bat. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Aug 27, 2015

    I know that this book has a lot of fans, and I am really pleased the Batgirl is again leading the charge for female superheroes, it's justa shame that some readers are getting left behind. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Vancha Oct 22, 2015

    Barbara continues to be careless with her identity/equipment and generally act unlike Barbara Gordon, except now she also seems to have a habit of staring wistfully into the eyes of any male character that could conceivably be a love interest, but that might have something to do with everyone having permanent anime-style blushing expressions. Every frown looks bashful and every smile looks flirtacious. It's a bizarre artistic decision which amplifies the problem of these characters looking (and often acting) more like they've just hit puberty than living through their early 20s.

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Aug 31, 2015

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Sep 8, 2015

  • 7.5
    Quietomega Aug 27, 2015

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Aug 31, 2015

  • 7.0
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