Batgirl #48

Batgirl #48

Writer: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher Artist: Babs Tarr Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

When Batgirl is down, its Black Canary to the rescue! Dinah and Barbara reteam to try to discover the identity of the malevolent mastermind making their presence felt in Burnside!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 8, 2016

    Super heroics for readers of any age. A fun story with striking visuals. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 6, 2016

    This is a fantastic issue. Memory loss is a phenomenon that is truly scary. People freak out when they can't find their keys; imagine not being able to remember key decisions that you have made in your life. She has no control over her life. It is a terrifying situation because we rely so much on our memories even though they're not reliable all of the time. It's violating and creates a sympathetic situation for Barbara since her mind is her superpower. Additionally, adding Black Canary to the mix is always welcome. I love the friendship these two have and the best moments of the book come from them. On top of that is incredible artwork from Tarr with wonderful colors by Lapointe and Loughridge. My only issue, as stated above, is how obvious Greg is as the villain. Despite that, this is a great read and you should definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Feb 4, 2016

    This ending was the last thing I would expect. I like the direction this book is going. Family/friend drama is great when its not overplayed. Grumpy Black Canary isn't really my thing, but I can deal with it. I do like our villain, Mr. Fugue. Not because of what he's done to Batgirl, but because his costume looks really cool. I'm actually hoping he becomes a recurring villain. I have to give it to Babs Tarr for the good work on this book. The Canary Cry doesn't look silly, the background effects are great, but I'm not feeling the costume. Fletcher and Stewart are doing fabulously besides Dinah's attitude problem. However, it is an interesting read, and I'm looking forward to more team ups, but just not too many in a row. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 3, 2016

    While plenty of Batgirl's rogues gallery have been bright and bubbly villains, Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr remind us there's more to Barbara Gordon than just fun and games. Tackling some bigger perils than we've typically seen of this series, Batgirl is delivering an ambitious and superbly constructed storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Feb 6, 2016

    Yes! Babs Tarr is back on art! Tarr's art fits this book so well because she makes the characters look fun with a slight homage to Bruce Timm's art. The art flows from panel to panel from dialogue to action so smoothly this could be a storyboard for a movie or tv show. Great art to fit the story, I can't wait for the next issue hoping that it is Babs Tarr again. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Feb 4, 2016

    BATGIRL #48 is a definite comeback after last month's spotty issue, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the Burnside take on the character, or is simply a fan of comic book art that's different from the Big Two norm. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Feb 4, 2016

    With clever dialogue and rapid plotting of Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, the fierceness, cuteness, and sadness of Babs Tarr's art, and the battle of genres and tones created by colorists Lee Loughridge and Serge Lapointe, Batgirl #48 is an excellent outing for the title, and there are more cool reveals to come. There is definitely a lot of darkness to endure before the colorful fun returns. If it ever does. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Feb 5, 2016

    Up till now,Batgirlhas been a much more lighthearted title. This issue more than proves that the creative team is more than equipped to delve into darker plots. They've been pulling this story off wonderfully so far and this issue is no exception, it looks like these events will be leading into the 50th special and the way it's going is gonna make it a doozy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 6, 2016

    What follows is a nifty (though unfinished) tale, with great, stylish art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Feb 4, 2016

    While this isnt my cup of tea, I would be flat out wrong to ignore the solid craft and skill in this book. I would recommend at least giving this a look; chances are, if this kind of world is your thing, you will love this book. Also, chances are you are already reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 6, 2016

    There's nothing like Batgirl, and that's such a great thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 6, 2016

    Batgirl in her element, with her friends weaving in and out of her life, feels very natural, and the art is charismatic and fun. A solid issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 3, 2016

    The current Batgirl conflict is building momentum as Babs teams up with an old friend and gets to the heart of her recent memory problems. This issue often struggles to find its groove as it barrels through several big scenes, but it finally settles down in time to do justice to this team-up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Feb 5, 2016

    Most importantly, what keeps Dinah the biggest babe in the DCU is her flawless fashion sense, breaking out a strappy bra top and cincher topped off with a pair of ruched over the knee boots. Tarr also appears more confident than ever in the action sequences, displaying tremendous growth over where she was this time last year. Even on a bad day, Burnside remains the place to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Feb 4, 2016

    I still like this book, especially after the third act of this issue. The reliance on the tech-based plots is firmly irritating me however. I just wonder if the writers truly know nothing else. But its a solid superhero cliffhanger at the end, and Im down to see where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 5, 2016

    The reveal of the dreaded Fugue is campy to the point of dismissability, but maybe with Batgirl paralyzed by his mind tricks we'll see some greater stakes for Barbara Gordon in the next issue. The creative team continues to throw a lot of variables into this equation but the math makes about as much sense as your average common core curriculum: you'll get the answer eventually but the road you take lacks any conventional logic. Some people learn better that way, perhaps. Those are the people who might enjoy this book. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Vancha Mar 1, 2016

    So I gave the last issue a 3, on the condition that Greg didn't end up being the bad guy, because that would be so predictable and so lazy no respectable writer could possibly decide that was a good idea. Well, it turns out a 3 was too high, because the writing was just that lazy and just that predictable. Other sins this issue include having Barbara utter "total swoon" without a hint of irony, and depicting her as a delicate snowflake, having her cower in fear when confronted with the baddie of this issue as if she'd never faced far worse from her nightmares before. I have to wonder what Batman would make of this Barbara and whether he'd allow her to wear the cowl at all. Barbara also had issues with her Eidetic memory this issue, which could've been interesting if it had featured at all since Stewart and Fletcher took creative duty, but as it is they had to write her as if she was losing her memory in general, since they seemed to forget she had eidetic memory until now.

  • 5.0
    RedNightBatWingMan Feb 6, 2016

    just skip to the end

  • 1.0
    myconius Feb 21, 2016

    dropped this from my pull list last month, but tried to give it one more issue before giving up for good. did anyone NOT expect that the villain was Barbara's old friend Greg??? ....TERRIBLE!! ...PREDICTABLE!! .....CLICHED!!! ....and that costumed rooftop picnic in the beginning was so stupid and unnecessary!!! i wanted to read about a team-up with Black Canary (like the cover advertised) and she was barely even in the comic! ...Rebirth needs to fix this mess!!! ...Barbara Gordon/Batgirl deserves BETTER than THIS!!!

  • 6.0 Feb 8, 2016

    This book is good. Not great, but good. I haven’t been floored by any of the stories as of late, but this issue just was okay. I liked seeing Luke Fox as Batwing, which was probably what saved this book from a worse score, but beyond that I just was underwhelmed with the story. I was hoping that we would get more back and forth with the “Big Bad” of this arc, not the immediate ending to that whole mystery, which was a lot less mysterious than I could have imagined, as it turned out. I don’t know if I just have run out of interest for this book, or if the whole “tranny trick” gotcha moment from before just soured me on twist reveals of bad guy identities, or if this was just a really lame twist ending. But at this point I don’t really care. It wasn’t a great issue, and this book definitely isn’t great.

  • 6.0
    Redeadhood Feb 15, 2016

  • 10
    Hilbut Feb 3, 2016

  • 9.5
    Harperious Sep 17, 2016

  • 8.5
    Michał Dziewit Feb 11, 2016

  • 8.0
    Quietomega Feb 3, 2016

  • 8.0
    Zumba Feb 5, 2016

  • 8.0
    DXO Feb 8, 2016

  • 7.5
    ComickerPerson Feb 4, 2016

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