Batgirl #17

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Pere Prez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Batgirl has been given her first sanctioned Batman Incorporated assignment solving a series of high-profile kidnappings, and she's thrilled! Well, she was – until Damian Wayne decided to ride shotgun. Can the Dysfunctional Duo stop fighting long enough to save the children of Gotham City's elite?

  • 9.9
    A Comic Book Blog - Claire Smith Jan 19, 2011

    The only displeasing aspect was the fact that Dustin Nguyen only did the cover and not the issue. I noticed the difference right away but to Pere Perez's credit, his styling were on par with Miller's amazing story and it was decent overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jan 12, 2011

    I've been enjoying Batgirl for a while now, but issue #17 has completely uprooted my expectations for the series. Maybe it's the interplay between the two characters, the perfectly constructed jokes, or the utter enjoyment I get from Damian Wayne in general, but Batgirl #17 is unapproachable as the best book I've read this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jan 15, 2011

    This is a great issue of a great comic book. Its not just the best Batman-family title youre not reading, it may well be the best Batman-family title period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 12, 2011

    This is a series about the emergence of Batgirl into the role of a hero, a leader, and a wonderful person. It's a beam of sunshine on the new comics' racks, and it does a great job of brightening my day once every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 12, 2011

    Still one of the"I'm just gonna say it"funnest products from DC nowadays, Batgirl lets you into a sunnier side of Gotham. The inclusion of Damian Wayne into the mix offers one of the best characterizations of him yet, and adds a whole 'nother level of entertainment to the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 17, 2011

    As dull as the Batman titles have been lately, it's nice to see a done-in-one issue that has a lot of spark in terms of action, character development, and art. Batgirl #17 is worth your time, even if seeing Damian wearing children's clothing and feeling completely out of place. Buy it now, and send a message to DC Comics that this is how to do a team-up that is fun and hits on all the points. Batgirl #17 definitely earns 4.5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 19, 2011

    There's also a good opening dialogue between Damian and Alfred, who Damian has come to accept as "an adequate servant," and the random panel of Stephanie's dream mumblings about killing Abraham Lincoln. Throw in a high speed chase involving a school bus, which Damian stabs (successfully) and attempts to drive (a little less successfully), and you've got everything you need for a great read! Read Full Review

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