Batgirl #5

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 9, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

It's Bat vs. Bat in "Core Requirements" part 1! As Gotham City burns, the new Batgirl comes face-to-face with Batman and Robin, who are anything but happy about her running around with a bat-symbol on her costume. Batman confronts Oracle as Damian confronts Stephanie in the ultimate Bat-family feud.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 10, 2009

    This book is classic comics at its best. No disemboweling, no improper innuendo, just good old straight-forward superheroics. "Batgirl" is to 2009 what Mark Waid's run on "The Flash" was to the 1990s: a rare commodity that should be appreciated by more folks. At a time when the cowl seems to be threatening to dim Dick Grayson's shining personality, Stephanie Brown stands as a beacon of hope in the cowl. I grabbed this book to review it, figuring it'd be worth checking in on it again. From here, I think I've got another addition to my monthly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Dec 11, 2009

    This book was awesome, and part one of a new arc means it's a great place to pick up the Batgirl series. Having two of DC's most popular characters guest starring is also a great move and sure to show this book to a larger audience. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 11, 2009

    With all the laughter, mayhem, and kicks to the face going on in this issue, a reader might think they're reading Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The blonde vampire slayer and the blonde crime fighter probably have a lot in common, which is why I found this issue so charming. Stephanie may not be everyone's first choice to be the Batgirl, but in the hands of the Miller and Garbett, she's the best Batgirl we've got at the moment, and the issue shines. Batgirl #5 is certainly deserving of 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 11, 2009

    As this series continues to settle into "its place" amongst DC's other titles, I'm really pleased with how things are coming together for the creative team. Lee Garbett struggles at time, but has good chemistry with Bryan Q. Miller who is doing some simply amazing work as he makes Batgirl one of DC's most engaging characters. The unlikely duo of Batgirl and Robin in this issue only fuels that and makes this a really enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

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