Batgirl #51

Batgirl #51

Writer: Brendan Fletcher Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

After the events of issue #50, Barbara Gordon is at a crossroads in her life-will new horizons beckon her away from her home in Burnside?

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 28, 2016

    This short epilogue arc isn't necessarily remarkable because of its villain (a minor footnote compared to the likes of Fugue, really), but rather in how it celebrates the ensemble cast the series has built up over the past couple years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Apr 30, 2016

    An epilogue to the third Burnside arc that feels like the last hurrah it is, Batgirl #51 hits me right where it probably should: in the space between gratefulness for the world thats been crated and sorrow that come month after next, that world really wont exist as cohesively anymore. Lots of things ending these days heres hoping we have bright beginnings to follow soon after. For Batgirl, and for Fletchers vision elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 27, 2016

    Brenden Fletcher has been given the task of transitioning Batgirl into Rebirth and he does a good job here.  While a couple of things felt forced, he still gives fans a callback villain and a story that has me looking forward to next issue.  The art team does a good job maintaining the regular feel of the book and it all combines into an issue that I can recommend to Burnside fans, even if new readers should wait until June and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Apr 28, 2016

    BATGIRL #51 is a book I initially expected to only recommend to readers of the current series since I assumed it would simply be an epilogue to the book's current run. However,Fletcher's foreshadowing of Barbara's post-Rebirth direction means that potential new readers who are interested in that title should check it out even if they haven't enjoyed the book's recent direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 28, 2016

    Yes, it's probably true that I gave this book a .5 boost just for not making me want to spoon my own eyeballs out of my head for reading it, but let's celebrate our victories where we can, shall we? The most important thing is that there's an interesting story building here, the characters finally feel like superheroes who take their charge seriously, and even though Babs isn't quite herself yet, she almost definitely feels on the right track back to the cowl. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 28, 2016

    After what felt like a fitting conclusion to the "New 52"/ "DC You" era of last month, Brenden Fletcher has the slightly more awkward task of slotting in his version of Batgirl into the pre-Rebirth world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Apr 28, 2016

    Its tough as I have little positive things to say about this issue. It wasnt bad exactly, but it felt as though Fletcher was instructed to wrap up the series at the eleventh hour, and he tried cramming several things into a single plot. Gladius isnt exactly a great villain the end things on, as I barely remembered her from the Annual last year. The storys serviceable, but as an almost-final issue it doesnt give the sense that the next issue is worth picking up. Heres hoping it will be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Apr 29, 2016

    And Gladius isn't the most dynamic villain we've ever had even in this run so it seems weird to close out with her, as we appear to be doing. There's still a lot of fun to be had in the issue. Great, sweet and sincere character moments, particularly between Barbara and Luke and Barbara and Frankie. The trip to Gotham Academy is probably the highlight of the issue. Definitely fun to be had here, even if it's a bit of a mixed bag. Read Full Review

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