Batgirl #46

Writer: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher Artist: Babs Tarr, Rob Haynes, Serge LaPointe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

In her civilian life, Barbara Gordon may be sitting on tech research that could be a gold mineand in her life as Batgirl, shes cracked the code that might enable her to take down massive police corruption in Burnside! Its time for Batgirl to level upbut shes going to need allies on both fronts. Enter the Spoiler!

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Dec 17, 2015

    It's been a long wait since the hotly anticipated wedding issue, but you better have taken that opportunity to catch your breath, because judging by this entry we're headed into deep waters and won't be surfacing until #50 at the soonest. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 19, 2015

    An excellent issue and a good jumping in place for new readers. Come for the action, stay for the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Dec 17, 2015

    This book was a roller coaster. One moment you're sad for the tenants, and the next minute you're excited to see Spoiler again. You can definitely tell that something big is going to happen. Not just from the dialogue, but from the emotion and drama that can be seen on each character's face thanks to Babs Tarr. Keep in mind that Tarr's style is very cartoonish, so almost any emotion will be exaggerated. Also, some of the facial structures aren't my cup of tea. This includes sloping foreheads, very defined jawlines and chins, and very long, slender fingers. The cover of this book has it flaws as well. Just minor mistakes when Despite this,however, the big eyes, mostly normal anatomy, and bright colors are a boost. All in all, these details aren't going to be a problem if you're only focused on the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 17, 2015

    Batgirl #46 has a fun friendship moments, adorable art from Babs Tarr, a kick-ass fight scene, and hints at mystery plot line and foe that could create a seismic shift in this title down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 16, 2015

    Mysteries abound with Batgirl #46, but one thing is certain: Stewart, Fletcher, and Tarr are well on their way to making me want more Spoiler, more Team Batgirl more everything. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 17, 2015

    Much like Harley Quinn in early 2015, Barbara Gordon is beginning to feel the pressure of juggling her personal, academic and superhero lives. The result is a fairly crowded new issue, as Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher pile on new challenges from every corner. It's certainly an entertaining one, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Dec 17, 2015

    BATGIRL #46 is not the Batgirl/Spoiler crossover that the cover suggests, and anyone who goes in expecting that will be disappointed. However, it is another strong, if a bit overpacked, issue of the series that fans of the Batgirl of Burnside characterization will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 18, 2015

    "Batgirl" #46 works nicely, and I appreciate the wrap up of the issue, which shows us not everything can be neatly tied up with a bow. The dangling plot thread from earlier in the issue comes back with a vengeance, and it will be fun to see how the most realistic aspect of the comic is so far the hardest one to solve. As always, I'm already eager for next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 16, 2015

    Batgirl #46 is back after its short break and doing well. While most of the issue was clearly about setting things up for future events and the ending presented some problems, there was a lot of fun in the story, the writing was solid, and the artwork was great. Overall, I'm really looking forward to where this comic is going and what new troubles lay ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Dec 20, 2015

    I'm glad Stephanie has made it back into a Batgirl book. She was given a great action scene. Babs seems a bit better overall, even though she's currently struggling (again) in her book. She needs a vacation! (But her nightmares surely mean she won't be getting one anytime soon!) Stay tuned. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Dec 17, 2015

    Again, this issue is fine but it left me cold. Im really wondering about the book as a whole now, and if deeper storylines and characterizations are coming or if theyre just not what this creative team is interested in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Dec 18, 2015

    Overall, this is a strong issue with a better balance of action and character than we've seen in the book for a bit. Any good comic should remind you why you love that character and this one did that, for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 19, 2015

    This issue is a solid start to the next storyline. Gangs are always a problem, and combining them with a housing crisis in Burnside sounds like a neat way to mix fisticuffs and politics, which sounds very Burnsideian. I look forward to where they're going with this. Tarr's art is as amazing as ever, giving this title so much personality. And I didn't mention it in my synopsis, but there's a fun moment where Babs finally relents to letting Frankie join her crime-fighting. There are a lot of great character moments in Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 30, 2015

    I'm appreciative of any issue that tries to incorporate Steph back into the DCU but this feels more like fan service than an actual attempt to bring Spoiler into Barbara's orbit. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Dec 17, 2015

    Batgirl's strength is its consistency of character, style and charm. Still, a cohesive voice and vision should not amount to predictability, and that's what we've got in Batgirl #46. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 17, 2015

    I'm scoring this based on the consistency of what the team is doing because un-objectively, I want to give it a 2 at best. The writing continues to be predictable, patronizing and uneven, the art is mostly solid with the occasional lapse over into Toonland, and the overall impression continues to be that even though Batgirl is technically still part of the main continuity in the Bat-titles, it's going to maintain it's own tone and approach"other books and Babs' past be damned. While I can see how this book might appeal to casual fans and happenstantial rack grazers, it's just not something I can recommend to long-time Batfans. I feel like the best we can hope from it is that it generates interest in the larger world of comics for new readers"and in other Bat-related titles specially. Read Full Review

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