Batgirl #32

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jonathan Glapion, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jun 13, 2014

    Its a thrill to be able to dig deep into character in a super-hero comic, and Simone, Pasarin, and Glapion offer that opportunity with Batgirl #32, in spades. That this is only the first part of three in this long-awaited reteaming of friends is reason enough to count the days until the next issue. But knowing the kind of depth these creators deliver on a monthly basis makes the wait all the harder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Jun 11, 2014

    Batgirl #32 is a fantastic issue for many reasons, but the most important has to be it's ability to bring the Barbara fans remember back into the fold and kick off what is sure to be a fantastic storyline. Gail Simone seems to have played the long game with her run, and all of the benefits of that are starting to pay off despite a misstep here and there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 12, 2014

    All in all, a pretty good issue that reads really quickly and juggles a lot of things really well. Just needs some smoothing over in context to the other Bat-books is all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Lachlan R Jun 11, 2014

    BATGIRL #32 is a thrilling start to the “DEADLINE” storyline. Great start to anyone new to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jun 20, 2014

    Batgirl is both one of the steadily shrinking number of the original 52 to still be around, and one of the even fewer I'm reading. This is a great issue, setting up for what's going to be an ugly but no-doubt fascinating battle. I'm looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jun 11, 2014

    So on the whole, Batgirl #32 is another strong outing from Simone that fails to disappoint, setting up a last page reveal that should excite and have readers coming back for the next issue for certain. Birds of Prey fans you wont want to miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jun 24, 2014

    Batgirl #32 succeeded in taking Barbara Gordon to as low a point as she could have without another visit from the Joker. It added both personal and professional struggles, sometimes excessively. While the impact of those struggles became muted at times, it still strikes all the right chords. Now anyone who has a bad day has much less reason to complain. If Barbara Gordon can get through this issue without punching any brick walls, then nobody has any excuses. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 12, 2014

    The book's newest arc proves a decent jumping on point, though new readers will likely struggle a bit in placing characters and motives. Simone's Batgirl is never better than when she or a loved one are threatened, and issue #32 sees her personal life begin to crumble yet again as Knightfall increases her stranglehold on the city and its inhabitants named Ricky. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 14, 2014

    We've been dealing with a lot of dark and paranormal type stories lately in Batgirl, but it's time to get back to the mission.  This issue begins what should be a really interesting battle between our hero Batgirl and her New 52 nemesis Knightfall.  I can't wait, and even though this wasn't the most exciting issue of the series, it sure gets you ready for what's to come.  So check it out, and make sure to continue because shit's getting real for Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 13, 2014

    It feels like we've seen a lot of Batgirl angry - we saw her mad when her insane brother James kidnapped their mother, we saw her mad when the Joker came back, we saw her mad when James was killed - yet I'd be lying if I didn't say that Gail Simone wasn't able to mine that for some good drama. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 11, 2014

    This issue just really had me hit a wall, and open up my eyes: Batgirl needs a new direction. This book may work for the Simone faithful, but I just don't see it appealing to anyone outside of that group. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 22, 2014

    This new arc finds Batgirl really struggling to find her footing (both in the comic book and as a comic book, alas). When most of this score comes from the fabulous cover, a nice splash page reveal ending (sausage bodies notwithstanding), and artwork that is "generally more consistent", I'd have to say this isn't a must-buy book except for by completionists and die-hard Batgirl fans. Read Full Review

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