Batgirl #24

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jonathan Glapion, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Batgirl: Wanted part two! Chased by her father and the police, and ravaged with guilt over the death of her brother, Barbara has given up her Batgirl identity! But tonight she is forced to take to the streetswith deadly consequences!

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 9, 2013

    And finally, Alex Garner just rocks with the cover art. The one for the previous issue was pretty damn excellent and so is this one. As a friend said, it subtly references the Batman: A Death In The Family one-shot from yesteryears, the issue that saw Jason Todd being murdered by the Joker in cold-blood. This one is a really great piece of artwork and I hope that Alex has a long and fruitful run on this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2013

    Her narration is something that consistently sets the tone for this book. Even if it feels as though she's constantly talking to herself, you get an idea of how badly everything is effecting her, how her thoughts are so mixed with emotion and confusion. Made this a very believable situation that she finds herself in and that is why this was such an intense book to read. Momentum is still being cranked up and Gail Simone makes it certain that you can still expect so much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Oct 10, 2013

    Overall this was another fine issue from Gail Simone, whose writing I continue to enjoy on this series.  There is one major annoyance, however: The next issue (25) is not going to be the 3rd and final part of the Wanted story arc.  DC is interrupting it to include a "Batman Year Zero" crossover. Then, presumably, Wanted concludes in issue 26.  It's bad enough they have to do these non-stop events and crossovers, but do they have to interrupt the ongoing story arc every time? We already had a one month gap between parts 1 and 2 because of Villain Month. And now we get another gap thanks to Year Zero. To add insult to injury, although she had a story ready to go, according to Gail, she is not going to be writing the Year Zero story. So I almost might as well not get it. (In fact, if it weren't too late to change my pull list for next month, I very well might not.) I just want to smack someone at DC when they do stuff like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 14, 2013

    A book that continually demands our attention each month, the only frustration is that the final panel flags next month for a "Zero Year" tie-in (from Marguerite Bennett, no less), meaning yet another interruption to what has otherwise been a continuous operatic narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 9, 2013

    Over the course of the book we see Batgirl scraping at her reserves to muster all the resolve she can to face the demons at her door (and in her heart). Simone has devoted much of her run so far on getting inside Barbara's head, and her consistent characterization has benefited the story as a whole, even when other plot elements are a bit weaker. The words "strong female character" get thrown around a lot, so much so that they've long since lost all meaning, but Simone redefines the term with Batgirl. Her Batgirl is strong precisely because she is allowed to have vulnerabilities. It isn't the absence of weakness that makes one strong . . . it's how one deals with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Oct 10, 2013

    Simone does a great job in the issue with both the concentration on character as well as the structure of the issue with regard to plot. There is a lot of tragedy underneath much of the events transpiring in this arc. Placing characters in these situations that fall into a “wrong place, wrong time” situation heightens the weight of the fallout. Gail Simone is also able to garner similar emotional responses from the reader as her characters are experiencing. It all amounts to another very well rounded chapter in the ongoing series. And just like last time, readers will be left wishing there were more pages to turn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Topher Bostick Oct 14, 2013

    Solid issue for Simone andPasarin as they make a pretty great team. Batgirl continues to be that book each month that manages to surprise me and i'm very much looking forward to the wrap up of the “Batgirl: Wanted” story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 9, 2013

    I don't think this is straight up bad, the issue is well structured, has consistent art, and so on... I just can't buy into it. There are just all these little things that pile up and I just think are dumb. Combine that with the melodrama I don't think this story has earned, I'm just left indifferent. Perhaps I'm too cynical, but like I said, I just can't buy into what this issue is selling. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 9, 2013

    This issue gets a “meh.” and a shrug from me. There's some decent action, it's well drawn, and we even have some surprise cameos, but too many nonsensical things happened that made me shake my head. This series does a good job of making the Gordons look tough, but they sure aren't smart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 9, 2013

    This issue didn't bring us anything new.  We see some really fun action scenes between Batgirl, and the police, but after that it's just more misery.  I can't wait until we get done with this story arc, where we find out that Jim Gordon Jr. is still alive, or Batgirl just mans up and decides what she is doing is right.  All the self loathing has gone on to far.  because of Villain's month we were given a break of two months between issues, and I found myself forgetting where we were, and now next month is another break with Year Zero, which will make this story go on even more.  I just hope we can get back to a Batgirl that is fun. Read Full Review

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