Batgirl #30

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
5.9Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

In this issue, after a sinister game gone wrong, Batgirl confronts a supernatural legend risen from the primordial depths: The Midnight Man!

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton Apr 12, 2014

    Overall, this issue was fantastic. The issue didn't feel like filler and Babs was handled in a way that would make Gail Simone proud. Yet again, it's all of the little touches that Bennett throws in; right down to a Mario Kart reference, Babs is Babs and portrayed as the best possible version of herself. At the heart of Babs is a character who never stops being fun and optimistic even in the face of darkness. This issue is a great Batgirl story and a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Apr 10, 2014

    Though Batgirl #30 may only be a fill-in issue to give Simone the time to finalize her next arc (or possibly delay a finished arc that references events in the final issue of Forever Evil), it holds its own against the regular issues in the series thanks to rising star Marguerite Bennett's excellent grasp of Barbara and overall skill. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 10, 2014

    Really though, this issue is about Babs dealing with the developments of a very particular character that, due to delays, haven't even occurred yet. Or have they? Well, this issue seems to answer that question, which is a very unfortunate distraction from what otherwise is a decent horror-inspired one-off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 10, 2014

    A cool little gift to horror buffs, "The Midnight Man" further establishes Bennett as an interesting voice in the comics world, but the energy she brings to certain small moments betray how many more exciting things she has to say than this. Perhaps, given space, this would have been a stronger story but, as it is, this is solid but unspectacular filler. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 11, 2014

    Although I can appreciate writer Marguerite Bennett tackling Barbara's emotional issues surrounding Forever Evil; using a Bloody Mary inspired monster as symbolic cipher for her fears and dreams doesn't quite work here. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 10, 2014

    Batgirl #30 is an unnecessary done-in-one issue by a fill-in creative team, but it has its moments of fast-paced fun and humorous one-liners. The problem is when the heavy-handed writing attempts to address events in Forever Evil, but can't. With all of Barbara's talk about how much she misses Dick Grayson, you still won't know if he's alive or dead by the end of this issue– just that the's missing. The requiem is wasted and serves as a distraction from the potential fun of facing down the monster called The Midnight Man. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 9, 2014

    Well I really don't know what to make of this Batgirl story.  It was chock full of possible spoilers to the conclusion of Forever Evil which is annoying, and seemed to only work as a way to piss people off.  While this is only a filler issue, it takes us back to the dark depressing time of Batgirl Wanted, and I really wish I hadn't just read this issue.  Nothing was really here to satisfy my Batgirl hunger, and left me really disappointed.  So read at your own discretion.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 10, 2014

    Overall, this story just didn't work for me at any level, though it was somewhat nice to see Barbara fight a bona-fide monster. Marguerite Bennett is a decent writer, but she just doesn't have the same kind of facility with the character that Gail Simone has. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 9, 2014

    This was an inventory issue, take that for what you will. To expect a lot out of an issue like this would probably be foolish, but even then, Batgirl #30 really fails to accomplish anything and just doesn't seem worthwhile. Read Full Review

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