Batgirl #8

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Talent Caldwell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 10, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
4.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The RED ROBIN crossover begins here! When Tim Drake returns to Gotham City, the last person he expects to find in the Batcave is Stephanie Brown. But when Ra's al Ghul attacks on Batman's closest allies, Red Robin and Batgirl will have to put the past aside to save Leslie Thompkins's life. Continued in Red Robin #10!

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 11, 2010

    This issue was really, really close to pulling in a Buy It verdict, but the inconsistent art performance really killed the momentum built up by the strong writing. You'll may still want to check it out so that you can be prepped for this week's issue of Red Robin though, which you'll read more about later on in the Rankings. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 16, 2010

    Overall, there are some really great personal moments in this story that align with some really nice art moments. However, these moments are marred by somewhat forced plots, and art that jumps around. I continue to like Stephanie as Batgirl, and will more than likely continue to pick this title up each month, but this story was nowhere near as good as the previous Batgirl team-up. Batgirl #8 is solid enough to earn 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 10, 2010

    Upon finishing Batgirl #8, readers are invited to move right along to Red Robin #10. I would strongly recommend against that. These two books have constantly struggled to remain relevant or even readable among the current crop of Bat titles. Bringing the two together is clearly doing nothing to aid either character. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 12, 2010

    When you mix in the fan fiction type writing and the awful artwork that Batgirl #8 you get a comic that is not very good at all. With this being part 2 of the Batgirl/Red Robin crossover this issue did not do anything to help build interest in what is going on in the story. If you are reading Red Robin you are going to have to get this issue in order to understand what is going on in Red Robin #10. For everyone else that is not reading this title or Red Robin you can completely skip this issue and this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 12, 2010

    This title has been the surprise of 2010 for me. The issues I've read of this book have really won me over, but this issue really makes me hesitate. Thankfully, it appears that the second part of the crossover between "Batgirl" and Red Robin" has stronger art. ["Red Robin" #10 reviewed here.] Read Full Review

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