DC Comics: Bombshells Annual #1

DC Comics: Bombshells Annual #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Elsa Charretier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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The long-buried tale of a heroine of the Great War! An ace pilot turned ancient predator, you may now know her as the Halloween horror, "The Bloody Batgirl"! But here, we will present the secret story of how she became the first Bombshell known as...the Batgirl!  

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 1, 2016

    I highly recommend reading this. Even if you havent been reading Bombshells (which, shame on you, what are you doing with your life?), I would still recommend this. Its not hard to follow whats going on. The overall arc of the doubly long issue is fantastic and the end reveal is pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Sep 1, 2016

    I highly recommend reading this. Even if you havent been reading Bombshells (which, shame on you, what are you doing with your life?), I would still recommend this. Its not hard to follow whats going on. The overall arc of the doubly long issue is fantastic and the end reveal is pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 6, 2016

    Marguerite Bennett and Elsa Charretier give fans of Bombshells a great story and the beginning of a new team.  The added bonus is that it is a great jumping on point for new readers as well.  This issue has me totally onboard with this series going forward and is even forcing me to read back issues to catch up.  Yes, it's that good.  The combination of story and art is actually beyond good and if the Bombshell's Universe intrigues you, grab this issue and get totally hooked.  I know I did! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 1, 2016

    The ongoing Bombshells series is one of my favorite things to dig into and I love what Bennett has been doing there with the characters, the direction, and the tweaks to this timeline. How she gets as much done as she does is beyond me but the results are fantastic, particularly with this book. The ongoing series has so much more that can be done that I hope this annual shows that some spin-offs or one-shots can be produced and made to be a whole lot of fun as ways to tie into other events. This book does a lot of great character stuff that will change part of the ongoing and I'm excited to see how that will play out. I'm also over the moon at getting such great artwork and sense of fun and love out of it from Charretier as I've thoroughly enjoyed what I've seen from her in the past year and hope she finds more opportunity to play in the Bombshells field. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 1, 2016

    Bennett does a great job of working in many familiar Batgirl characters and elements while also offering a very fresh spin on the character. The mix of WWI action, romance and Haunted Mansion-style supernatural horror is bizarre, but enjoyable Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 31, 2016

    Bombshells Annual is a good issue offering an inspired take on Barbara Gordon as well as a clever tie-in to another DC property that's a complete surprise. That adds up to a story worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 31, 2016

    If you like magic in your superhero stories, you can't go wrong with this one. One of DC's most popular teams comes together in this continuity and, without giving away much, they seem to be up to the TASK. And, if you happen to be one of many Bombshells cosplayers, there's much inspiration to be found. Heck, Batgirl has already been given two costumes! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Sep 6, 2016

    All in all, I love this story so much I want to hug it, but I'm strictly against comic book abuse! I can't wait to read the next issue and see where it takes me! Four out of five stars! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 6, 2016

    For Batgirl fans, Suicide Squad fans, and comic lovers alike, this is a great read for you. Be sure to pick it up at your local comic book shop (use comicshoplocator.com if you're having trouble finding one) and let us know what you think! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Sep 5, 2016

    Sit this one in front of someone you know who read the pre-'Rebirth' "Batgirl" run and introduce them to an amazing new world of comics. Read Full Review

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