Batgirl #29

Batgirl #29

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jonathan Glapion, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Dead before sunrise! Batgirl and the Talon known as Strix race to stop the new villain SILVER, who has ties to I, VAMPIRE star Andrew Bennett!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 12, 2014

    The only real flaw with this issue is that it doesn't quite stand on its own. It can be read apart from Batgirl #28, as Simone provides more than enough exposition to describe the story so far, but readers will get so much more from this issue if they've read part one first. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Mar 12, 2014

    Batgirl is exactly where DC needs to be right now, throwing off-the-wall scenarios at established characters, testing their mettle inside situations that are equally grounded in character and high-adventure. Simone is a master of this kind of storytelling, and along with Red Sonja and Tomb Raider, of crafting strong female leads that eclipse their male counterparts. This latest issue is no exception to that rule. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton Mar 15, 2014

    Overall, Batgirl #29 is an immensely entertaining issue and when combined with #28 tells a story that any Babs fan will get a kick out of. Read Full Review

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

    All in all, a pretty damn good issue. It isn't the same level of awesomeness as the Wanted arc, but it comes pretty damn close! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Mar 15, 2014

    Batgirl #29 is a more than worthy entry in Gail Simone's run on the series, continuing the winning streak she's been having with the character. Simone has a level of comfort with Barbara that allows her to try to do new and unexpected things with the title while still keeping everyone in character, and the effect simply works. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Mar 14, 2014

    This is all capped off with a surprise cameo from a long missed character. It's such an unexpected twist ending that you might feel silly (I did) for not realizing was a possibility. It reminds readers that the supernatural can show up anywhere, even Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Mar 13, 2014

    After a few cross-over issues, it's nice to see Batgirl back in the fold. Yes, the supernatural elements make me a little wary, but Simone's writing is so spot on and sharp, it makes it easy to overlook. Plus, seeing Strix and Batgirl play off one another is a treat to me — in fact, I hope we see more of the silent Talon in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Mar 14, 2014

    I get the feeling that this was more of a stepping stone of an arc to introduce us to a bigger story. I love Gail's take on Babs and all of her adventures, so if this is indeed indicating something bigger to come"sign me up! I'd love to see the two stars of this issue in a team-up book"Birds of Prey maybe? Hint hint DC! Batgirl has quietly been one of the best titles over at DC since the New 52 re-launch and as long as Ms. Simone is writing it, I don't see that changing anytime soon! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Mar 14, 2014

    In the end this book was very entertaining both to read and to look at and the fast paced nature of it works very well for the premise of the issue but I'm left pondering whether or not the creators are moving forward with this arc or just sticking with what would be a two issue filler arc. Only time will tell… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 12, 2014

    While it's not as good as last issue's beginning, this is a very good installment.  Only problem I have is Batgirl seemed really distracted in how good looking Silver, and Miss Targa were.  It just seemed out of character for how Batgirl is usually so focused on her missions.  It was out of place, and it kept creeping back into the issue.  But my gripes aside, I had a lot of fun reading this issue, and the series seems to be bringing some fun back into the title.  Which is all I asked for during the Batgirl: Wanted story.  So eat some garlic, cover your neck, and dive into a this month's Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 12, 2014

    Was this issue (along with the first part) a ground breaking step for Batgirl? No, not by any means. But you know what it was? Fun. After a great deal of melancholy that I got very tired of, very quickly, these past two issues were a breath of fresh air for the series, offering a simple, kind of ridiculous, but entertaining short story. Hopefully the next arc continues this trend, because if the book stays constantly fun like this, I'll definitely start to enjoy it more. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 12, 2014

    Fernando Pasarin's pencils have all the energy we've come to expect, and the glee in which he depicts Silver's vampiric visions is palpable. Jonathan Glapion's inks and Blond's colors enrich the issue with a vibrant palette that sometimes feels a bit too saturated and tonally consistent. Overall, it's a solid issue, and while Strix and Babs have some quality moments together, particularly on the last page, but the book lacks the sense of narrative urgency that had been carrying the series through some of its more challenging arcs. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 18, 2014

    By the issue's end Batgirl came to the conclusion that she knew it was better to just walk away from what the situation in instead continuing to investigate the vampire situation. And through this ending we got something that was different from most Batgirl arcs that is satisfying on its own. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 15, 2014

    The conclusion to this 2-part filler storyline involving vampire hunters had me laughing my butt off. It's both intentionally and unintentionally funny and for that I don't know whether to give it a high score because it's “so bad it's good” or a poor score because it's just so ridiculous and pointless. I'll just give it a middle-of-the-road score. Buy it at your own risk. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 13, 2014

    Simone has deftly brought Barbara back into the cape and cowl in her run on the title but issue #29 doesn't see the character moving forward - indeed, in this case, it feels almost like she's moving backwards. Read Full Review

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