Batgirl #28

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jonathan Glapion, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

It's a hazardous reunion between Batgirl and the former Court of Owls assassin Strix as they face off against the lethal new threat known as Silver - the man who knows the secret of Gotham City's conspiracy of bats!

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 12, 2014

    Like last month we're given another tremendously dark, and moving story.  Emotions run high in this issue dealing with a new villain, and a little psychology into the character Strix, and what she must endure emotionally.  Simone, and Pasarin have given us a beautiful book filled with dark flawed characters, and I can't wait for more on this story.  Batgirl has taken a turn, and it's a turn for the better, where she just might become my most anticipated book each month.  Keep making me feel Gail. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 12, 2014

    Simone continues to find new depths to explore in the character of Barbara Gordon, a figure she has been playing with in some form or another for well over a decade. The success of this current incarnation of Gordon is in grounding her as a real person who just so happens to be dealing with extraordinary events. Simone leaves readers with a classic cliffhanger that takes Silver's villainy to new levels of psychosis, while adding to our own as we maddeningly enduring another month waiting for one of the best books in DC's current lineup. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 13, 2014

    Other than that though, this was a pretty interesting issue, and I'm looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Feb 14, 2014

    Batgirl #28 is a good start for a new story arc. It sets up an interesting story and villain and kept me interested from start to finish. I had a few "Huh?" moments where some things didn't make much sense to me at first, but Batgirl #28 was still an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 12, 2014

    There's been a good deal of woe is me going on lately, but with this issue, Batgirl has gotten back on track for me. Gail Simone introduces us to a new crazy in the man known as Silver, who fits right in to Gotham's crazy population, and was pretty entertaining to read. Meanwhile, the great dynamic between Batgirl and Strix, that was explored in the previous Annual, was picked right back up and continues to prove that there's a place for these Court of Owl exiles in Gotham. Something fun, kind of weird, and kind of goofy is really what I wanted out of this issue, and it's what I got, so consider me happy with the first part of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Feb 13, 2014

    Overall, this issue is another solid entry into Gail Simone's already fantastic work with the character Barbara Gordon. It's also a great jumping-on point for new readers, starting a brand new arc with a new villain while still being sure to shine some light on past events. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 15, 2014

    It's a good jumping on point, the villain has potential and there are some fun moments with Babs and Strix. On the downside, there are some questionable art choices here and there and there are a number of things that currently make no sense and if the next chapter in this 2-part story doesn't clear things up then this will have all been a big waste of time. Batgirl #28 is good… but the next issue is going to be a gamble. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Feb 13, 2014

    Gail Simone takes the vampire misconception about the Bat Family to the extreme in Batgirl #28, when the new villain Silver believes they're actually vampires attacking people in the night Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 17, 2014

    It looks like all of that has finally wrapped up though and we're off onto a new story about vampires. And believe me it's nothing like you expect. The problem is that not necessarily a good thing, this new villain just feel crazy so far and doesn't really have a motive other than being crazy Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Feb 12, 2014

    Despite the drawn out exposition, unoriginal art, and confusing story layout, the book still continues to leave us readers guessing and slightly confused but more intrigued about what is next to happen and what is in store for the rest of this arc, because at this point it is very unclear where the creators are going with this and that is exciting! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Feb 28, 2014

    Silver is new and different, with an understandable delusion. The many threads tie together nicely in this story, and I'm looking forward to seeing where they go. Read Full Review

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