Batgirl: Endgame #1

Batgirl: Endgame #1

Event\Storyline: Endgame Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart Artist: Bengal Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Theres a mob of Jokerized madmen in Gotham City, and theyre determined to spread the virus into the world beyond but theyre gonna have to get past Batgirl first! There are no words that can describe The Battle For The Burnside Bridge youve got to see it to believe it!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 19, 2015

    Batgirl Endgame #1 is a realization of what this newest incarnation of the character can be on top of being stunning to look at. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 19, 2015

    Bengal's art is an excellent complement to the main title's tone by capturing the lighter, cartoony, style and adding a sped up, slick, and frantic feeling to Batgirl's rescue efforts in Burnside. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Mar 18, 2015

    I am beyond excited to see more of this and to see what the team has in store for Batgirl with this new threat looking to end everything that the Bat-family holds dear. Batgirl Endgame #1 is one heck of a ride, and is one that is summed up best by in the final panel with the only spoken line of dialogue (sort of). Pick this on up as it comes highly recommenced. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Mar 19, 2015

    It's quick, and fun, but Batgirl: Endgame is also smart for avoiding direct confrontation with The Joker, and instead focusing on the ripple effects he is causing throughout the city. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 20, 2015

    Tie in issues often feel bloated with heavy exposition, stating their reasons for existence and forcing an otherwise unnatural narrative. “Batgirl Endgame” doesn't concern itself with any of that. Instead it throws you into the situation and allows you to fill in the details for yourself. It's as experimental as super hero comics get, and it's one of the best examples of a tie in event comic that DC has ever released. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 23, 2015

    While the idea of a silent comic doesn't feel as fresh as it could be in this issue, Fletcher and Stewart pull it off amazingly well and have to thank Bengal for the majority of their success. They should be proud of their direct story that immediately draws us in and keeps us hooked until the very end, but silent issues heavily depend on the success of the artist. In this case, Bengal's art outshone all the other aspects of the book and made it one of the most enjoyable of last week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Mar 25, 2015

    They say that silence is golden. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that silence is expressive. Through its origin and end, its duration, and its felt quality, quiet can convey depths of emotion and thought amazingly well. Indeed, the messages of silence can be more powerful than those of speech, as any fan of pre-1930 cinema can attest. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Tres Dean Mar 19, 2015

    The issue is almost completely silent, telling its story visually in lieu of through exposition. It's a bold move from a bold creative team, and they stick the landing in great form. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Mar 19, 2015

    Overall, it's a really enjoyable comic. The storyline is well presented, and the artwork adds a slightly comedic feel to the entire thing. It's a definite must-read to any Batgirl fans out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Eris Walsh Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the Endgame storyline, Batgirl: Endgame is a good read that helps illustrate the scope of The Jokers scheme nicely. If youre not following the Endgame story though, no one could blame you for skipping this issue. If, however, youre as big a Babs fan as I am, this issue is certainly good enough to add to your collection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 18, 2015

    Theres a certain audacity to books like this, which used to be more common, that can still be appreciated, even if there is a perceived value reduction. The story is fantastically executed, and this actually stands as an evergreen issue, despite being a tie-in to a larger narrative. If this were a one-shot divorced from the Endgame label, itd work just as well. While it can be read quickly, it truly should be savored and theres plenty to appreciate from one panel to the next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 18, 2015

    Batgirl: Endgame #1 is a fine tie-in to the Endgame storyline, but there's not much going on in it. It doesn't really add anything new to the story and it goes by very quickly. However, it's a great issue to witness what makes the Batgirl character so interesting/great and it succeeds very well at being a silent issue. If you have some extra cash this week and you like the character, give this a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Mar 20, 2015

    So let's recap, no words, stylised art, no Joker, so what is the point of the book? It's certainly not to advance the story and definitely not to introduce the Batgirl character, that ship has sailed. As for the Joker element, if you were expecting fireworks, given the history of the two characters, then you will be disappointed. Is it worth the extra strain on your wallet? I enjoyed it and the book is certainly a fun read, reminding me more of the Stephanie Brown Batgirl but I have to say, I probably wouldn't have gone out of my way to buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 20, 2015

    "Batgirl: Endgame" #1 is small-scale done right, a one-shot that hits all of its goals because the scope is narrow and well-defined and the talented creative team delivers on technique and storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephanie Panisello Mar 24, 2015

    Finally, BABS seems to be fighting some actual threatening crime! However in this one-shot, her first new badass Endgame Virus rescue is done with no words. That's right" just art, and it took the two same disappointing writers, Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart, to "write it". At least the art is a huge step up from Batgirl #35-#40. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 25, 2015

    I'm still very much on the fence about the New 52's version of Black Canary, or her new title as the lead singer of a touring band, but at least Batgirl: Endgame #1 makes Dinah less of the vacuous bitch than she's been in the last few issues of Batgirl and allows the former besties to finally bury a hatchet whose very existence was perplexing to begin with. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 19, 2015

    While I don't understand the point of this being a silent issue, it was welcomed because the art in this issue was just fantastic.  If you need to get all of the issues that are sporting the Endgame title, then this doesn't really matter because you're going to pick it up anyway, but this is such a quick read that I don't really see the point of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Mar 19, 2015

    If Im being honest, Bengals art is the only reason to pick this up, and although its good it may not be worth the full price. Check this issue out through any discount mailing service or online store, because its as slight as it gets but is moderately entertaining. Not a bad issue, but hardly essential for anything. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Mar 19, 2015

    A quick read that contributes nothing unique or necessary to either the current Batgirl title or Endgame, if you've already purchased this, chances are you found it mildly entertaining as I did or you're seething at the waste of it all. With the possible reactions at such antipodes, I couldn't help but give this a perfect middle-of-the-road score. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 21, 2015

    Batgirl Endgame is for the Endgame completists. I do not recommend this comic book for those that follow the Batgirl title. You may be left wanting more. If you are not following Endgame at all then this issue is completely avoidable. It's confusing and adds nothing to the character unfortunately. This comic book is a decent read but is loosely relevant to Endgame or Batgirl. Read Full Review

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