Batgirl #2

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
5.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

As the new Batgirl continues her nightly mission, the mystery of her secret identity intensifies. Now she has become the target of both Gotham City's heroes (who don't take kindly to a new person wearing the cape and the cowl) and its villains (who want to see the entire Bat-family six feet under)!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 17, 2009

    While there are some occasional missteps for both the writing and the art, Batgirl continues to be an impressive series in its second issue. Miller is doing a good job of building some credibility and depth for Stephanie, which is something she drastically needs and will be the lynchpin to the success of this series long term. However, as it stands now, the future looks bright for this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Sep 18, 2009

    Conculsion: Despite some growing pains in finding the character, the addition of Barbara Gordon makes for a strong story with powerful resonances. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 16, 2009

    When you compound all of Miller's missteps with the fact that Stephanie's backstory - specifically her recent "death" and "resurrection" - is about as sloppy a plot development as you'll find, Batgirl becomes even more awkward and intolerable. The whole mess is enough to make you wonder why DC even bothered re-imagining the property in the first place. I suppose it could have been worse - they could have decided to take Barbara out of the chair. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 16, 2009

    "Batgirl" #2 has many of the right components for a quality book: interesting characters with unique perspectives and motives, a solid art team, and a great overlying concept. But, the pacing of the issue makes it hard to find an entrance point and leads to confusing, jumbled scenes. If Miller would slow down a little, I'm sure this could be one of DC's better books. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 17, 2009

    I wanted to like this new Batgirl series. Stephanie was given the cowl and one of the few people I was willing to accept as the new Batgirl, Oracle looked like she was going to return to a mentor status like she did with Cassandra and I was sure with Steph's friendship with Cass we'd see some follow up on why she quit and gave the costume to Steph. What we get is weak writing, poor plots, Oracle acting snide and snarky and Cassandra completely ignored in favour of poorly written and forced college scenes. Read Full Review

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