Batgirl #27

Event\Storyline: Gothtopia Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.4Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

In this tale tying into "GOTHTOPIA," what kind of sick world pairs up Batgirl and the woman who tried to kill Jim Gordon - Knightfall?!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Jan 17, 2014

    First off, look at that cover, isn't it gorgeous? And the art inside isn't half bad either; Gill draws a beautifully sunny Gotham, a happy Bluebelle swinging over Gotham, and Joker's Ice Cream Factory is something out of Willie Wonka. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 16, 2014

    There is no doubt that this issue provides a palate cleanser before diving back into Barbara's problems that continue to build with her father, the injury to her boyfriend and life as a crime fighter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 16, 2014

    There's an incredible synergy between Simone, Gill and Blond that makes "Batgirl" #27 beautiful, fascinating, refreshing, and disturbing all at once. "Gothtopia" is off to an impressive start, and this decidedly different issue is another amazing story in this superbly written and drawn title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 16, 2014

    It's kind of sad how much I love this issue.  I has everything I want in a Batgirl title, a fun loving capable hero, with a grim dark story.  The only problem is it takes place in a dream world, and I'm afraid that it will have no bearing on future issues.  But my fears aside, this was a fantastic issue, and would recommend it to anyone, who has an appreciation for good stories.  By far my favorite issue of the new year, and I hope it continues in this fashion, dream worlds aside. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 15, 2014

    Overall, excellent issue and a great start for the title in the new year. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jan 16, 2014

    Gill teams up with colorist Blond to create a candy-coated world that seems more Willy Wonka than gritty Gotham. The rich details and saccharine colors that enliven the city's mass hallucination work particularly well in the Joker's confectionary factory, where hallucination and horror collide in the issue's finale. After Barbara's heartbreaking reflection at the end of the book, we're interested to see where the creative team takes this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 15, 2014

    Batgirl #27 and Gothtopia could assuring in either another multi-verse story, or it could be setting readers up for DC’s own Ultimates type run. Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 16, 2014

    While the overall premise of "Gothtopia" - namely, Gotham and all of its denizens living in a hallucination-fueled utopia - still feels a little shoehorned, Simone makes the villain of the piece one of the creepiest new characters I've seen come out of a Bat-book in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 15, 2014

    While this issue does some stuff we rarely see, like give a voice to the families of victims in Gotham, it ultimately pans out to be another pretty okay tie-in. There's been a lot of Batman tie-ins recently, and they ultimately end up being unrelated side stories when placed next to the story they're actually tying into, and that's the wrong way to do it in my view. I'd much rather have a tie-in that contributes something to the big picture, something this issue (and Batwing before it) didn't do. While it's a fine story on it's own, there's just something ultimately underwhelming to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Jan 16, 2014

    The reliance on events in other Bat titles feels like a step backward from the independence that Simone has given these characters to date. Heres hoping she can get back to business when this Gothtopia storyline fades away. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 22, 2014

    Batgirl #27 is an example of an opportunity to portray the main character in a different light and it is completely wasted. Gail Simone had a chance to explore a new side of Barbara Gordon, one that is devoid of all the darkness surrounding t her, and she didnt embrace the opportunity. The one saving grace for Batgirl #27 was how Robert Gill gave the Gothopia world a different look than we are used to seeing from Gotham City. Its just unfortunate that the writing did not capture that same sense of creativity. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 15, 2014

    I was really underwhelmed by this one. I liked that Gail Simone explored the effect Gotham's villains have on the lives of average citizens, but the Batgirl title once again goes too dark, features a great cover but lackluster interiors, and as a tie-in issue it doesn't offer anything substantial to the Gothtopia event.It's not terrible, but I think you can skip it. It's filler. Read Full Review

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