Batgirl #22

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

When Stephanie Brown arrives in London for a top-secret Batman Incorporated assignment, jet lag, lost luggage and those terribly difficult accents are the least of Batgirl's problems – the actual Greenwich Mean has been stolen, and as all of London literally grinds to a halt, it's up to Batgirl and Squire to save the United Kingdom! Tally-ho!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 15, 2011

    Batgirl #22 is every inch as great as I wanted it to be. It's a shame that the run will soon be coming to an end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jun 16, 2011

    It's going to be hard to see Miller's run on this title come to its inexorable end this summer. I'm not sure what will happen to Stephanie Brown after this, what with Barbara Gordon resuming her work as Batgirl. It will definitely be a sad day for many readers. I mean, this is the girl who slapped Bruce Wayne in the face for messing around as the Insider when he returned! It's hard to believe she'll be relinquishing her role as Batgirl, but seeing her evolution in Miller's revamp of the character has been a blissfully entertaining, character-driven saga of redemption. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 19, 2011

    Two lovable characters in total sympathy with each other, a foreign setting, fully-realized, oddball villains with a hero-and-world threatening plot, with a lot of laughs tossed in? If this isn't what comics are for, we might as well just stop reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 22, 2011

    Pere Perez gives us wonderful artwork and Dustin Nguyen gives us a wonderful cover. Have I said the word "wonderful" enough? This is a fine, fine title, and although I've got every faith in Gail Simone, I'm going to miss Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl tremendously. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 15, 2011

    Hopefully, Miller has some post-September work lined up at DC which just hasn't been announced yet, because his run on "Batgirl" has been one of those rare titles which got more entertaining every month. I'd never had much of an opinion on the character of Stephanie Brown before the current "Batgirl" series began, but he's made me a convert, and I'll miss Miller's outings with the character once the summer is over. Until then, though, we've got a few more fun issues to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 17, 2011

    There has been much discussion about whether or not the DC Relaunch for September is going to be successful, but I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at how many people are asking what will happen to Miss Brown after things shift about. Reading this issue, it's easy to see why, as writer Bryan Q. Miller (not to be confused with Arthur Q. Bryant, the original voice of Elmer Fudd) balances Stephanie very well on the precipice between novice and trusted member of the Bat-family. She's clearly learning her craft, making mistakes and ad libbing, but she doesn't suffer from the stupiditis that always seems to claim teen heroes in an attempt to be more "realistic." Stephanie shows wisdom, wit, and even patience in this issue, all the while feeling authentic as a contemporary young woman. The art, by Pere Perez, is quite good as well, balancing a Phil Jiminez quality (a high compliment from me) with a lean-ness that makes both Squire and Batgirl look their supposed ages and heroic at the sam Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Jun 20, 2011

    What will be her place in the new DC Universe? Who knows? What is known is that after August 2011 Bryan Miller, Lee Garbett, Pere Perez, Guy Major and a host of others will no longer be creating a Batgirl comic starring Stephanie Brown. Dork Knight no more. Good night sweet, snarky, pointy-eared princess. Good night. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jun 15, 2011

    This book won me over as a good purchase: if you're looking for a great Stephanie Brown story with a little bit of foreign flavour injected, this is the place to do it. Sadly, the London story will continue in Batman: Incorporated #9, so readers are going to have to split their collection for the whole arc. A bit frustrating, but doable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 16, 2011

    As to what further trouble Steph will get into overseas we'll have to wait for the crossover in Batman: Incorporated #9. Meaning I have to read a Grant Morrison Batman story to get more Batgirl. Sigh. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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