Batgirl #50

Batgirl #50

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart Artist: Babs Tarr Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Its the explosive conclusion of the epic that changed Barbara Gordon forever! The enemy lurking at the edges of Batgirls life has been revealed, as have the gang of heroes assembled to help her! From this point on, Batgirl doesnt walk alone! Its an extra-sized celebration of the greatest hero Burnside has ever known, from Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr!This issue features open-to-order variant covers that will ship in opaque polybags.

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Apr 6, 2016

    When you take a character like Batgirl, make her the most accessible and loveable character on the DC roster and kill it in your finale, you get a perfect score. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Apr 8, 2016

    BATGIRL #50 gets a definite and enthusiastic recommendation from me. It ends the Burnside team's era with a strong plot that ties up numerous loose endsand great art that ends Babs Tarr's seminal run on a very high note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Apr 7, 2016

    You won't have any more fun this week in comic books than you will with Batgirl #50. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 9, 2016

    Babs Tarr has been phenomenal on this series, and I look forward to her continued work in comics. DC also found some great fill-in artists to help with some of the scenes, and the book flows regardless of who is behind the pencils. This is the big, climactic action issue that we could possibly want from a Bat comic, and I, for one, consider this whole Batgirl relaunch a huge success. I can't wait to reread the whole thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Apr 9, 2016

    If this is the last issue (it seems that I'm writing that opener in a LOT of DC and Marvel reviews these days) of Batgirl, then this is one hell of a send-off. [It's not BTW, we've got two more to go]. Art and story here blend in a masterful intermix that fuels the highest level of adventure burn. Say whatever you want about Stewart, Fletcher, and Babs' entirely fresh take on this character since the younger Gordon exited stage left from Batman Eternal and wound up in Burnside. But they are most definitely on-point as they prepare to wind this story up and leave behind a legacy that is likely not to be revisited for some years. And that's ok. I believe that this creative team has this variant of Batgirl on lock, and I'm not sure that I would want anyone else to try and capture the lightning in a bottle that has been the new normal since Batgirl #35. Well done, team. Feel free to wow us with your double-encore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 9, 2016

    This should be the model on how to do a fiftieth issue. A sensational story featuring all the famous and infamous faces that have made their way through this book, and visuals that are strong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 11, 2016

    But that all said, it's very, very easy to be hooked, given the sheer scale and amount of fun this finale is. Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr have really reinvigorated this character, letting Barbara Gordon really stand out visually and thematically amongst an increasingly crowded lineup of Bat-books. Given that this series has been defined by its lightness and beautiful artwork, Batgirl #50 proves to be a fitting send-off to one of the best new DC books in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Apr 7, 2016

    This series has moved from focusing on Batgirl's lone struggles to a team book. Working together to determine how to best overcome the odds gives way to one fight scene after another. These elements combine to help createrollicking and venturesome conclusion that leave you with a smile perhaps a tear, while sorry to see such a fun grouping of characters end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Apr 9, 2016

    characters that fans of all genders, races, sexual orientations, body types, and disability status could see themselves in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 6, 2016

    Team Batgirl ends their run, not with a bang, but with an issue that is pure fun.  I'm not going to tell you it's perfect...the story felt a bit rushed and the ease of which the bad guys and gals are dispatched is unfortunate, but it looked fantastic and when I was done reading it, I had a smile on my face.  After everything that surrounded their run, both good and bad, I think that's all Fletcher, Stewart and Tarr wanted to do...bring the smiles back to Batgirl and her fans.  For the most part, I'd say, Mission Accomplished. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 8, 2016

    I'm looking forward to seeing Fletcher and Carlini's work on the final two issues of the series, but -- if "Batgirl" had ended with #50 -- I would have still been happy with where it concluded. This is a strong wrap-up of the creative team's era on the character, and -- while I would have loved to see even more Batgirl stories from Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr -- both the new incoming team and this trio's own creator-owned series show a lot of promise. Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr have ended their "Batgirl" run on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Paul DePaola Apr 10, 2016

    Batgirl goes big for the 50th issue and delivers a great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 7, 2016

    In short, Batgirl #50 is a fun, action-packed ride that delivers a satisfying conclusion to a definitive run. I just felt it could have used a little more meat, so to speak. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 6, 2016

    Batgirl finally comes face to face with Fugue (while her team takes down an 11th hour cadre of recycled villains that are even less interesting the second time around). While the story continues to suffer from expositional convolutions and leaps of logic too vast for even Batgirl's magical motorcycle to bridge, this is mostly just goofy cartoon fun and can be enjoyed at that level. Maybe I'm getting soft as I know we'll have a creative shift in the summer. Maybe I'm tired of fighting how absurd this book is in context of the rest of the Batman canon. Or maybe this particular issue just manages to be marginally entertaining because it doesn't seem to take itself seriously (and how can it, really?). How's that for a perfect middle-of-the-road offering? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Vancha May 23, 2016

    And so we reach issue 50. The writers have managed to mischaracterize nearly every established character throughout their run, and have failed time and time again to deliver a decent story. I don't really understand why anyone is still buying this, but thank goodness it's nearly over.

  • 8.0
    Joe Apr 12, 2016

    A pretty good conclusion to the run, good action involving all the characters, and its fun to see Frankie come into her nitpick though: why the hell is Frankie's hero name Operator, throughout the entire run they were building up that she was going to be the new Oracle, and at the last minute they jump back and give her a dumb name like Operator? Was there a backlash or something against Frankie being Oracle?

  • 9.5
    Harperious Sep 14, 2016

  • 8.0
    Quietomega Apr 6, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 11, 2016

  • 7.5
    ComickerPerson Apr 8, 2016

  • 5.5
    Redeadhood Apr 23, 2016

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