Batgirl #47

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart Artist: Serge LaPointe, Moritat, Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
6.3Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

Batgirls about to lose the greatest weapon in her arsenalher mind is failing her! Is her ragtag group of allies enough to pick up the slack?

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jan 20, 2016

    I'm hoping that this isn't the end of a Spoiler, Bluebird, and Batgirl teamup. If not, then it would be great if Spoiler an Bluebird could do a lot more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Jan 22, 2016

    This issue of Batgirl was fun, adrenaline filled, funny and never left me bored for a second. I do feel the story is part of a much greater arc because much did not happen just seeds of things to come in the future. Great art and action that seems like it should be a storyboard for quite the movie. I can't wait to know what the corruption that is growing in Gotham will come to be as Batgirl is definitely onto something and whatever that corruption is, it better watch out! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 20, 2016

    Batgirl #47 is definitely not a slam-dunk for the title, but with the law of averages being what it is, this day was bound to come. What it is, however, is a testament to the perfection the regular creative team has brought to the book month in and month out, even if a momentary blip on the radar of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 22, 2016

    "Batgirl" #47 is a fun issue in a story that continues to build in the background. Stewart and Fletcher's story is intriguing, and the guest art from Carlini and Moritat works well enough as a stand-in for regular contributor Babs Tarr. (It helps that Serge Lapointe colors the entire issue, providing a bit of consistency.) All in all, a good way to shift into the next phase of this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Jan 20, 2016

    Some issues with guest artists and the introduction of new character (Greg), whose only purpose seems to create pointless conflict between Babs and Frankie aside, Batgirl #47 has a delightful team-up with Batgirl, Spoiler, and Bluebird that includes some adorkable jokes from Spoiler and quick action and misdirection even if it barely progresses the plot. Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher also focus on the darker side of Gotham and Barbara Gordon in a couple powerful scenes where she opens up about her current mental state. Tarr's art is definitely missed and there are some pacing issues, but Batgirl #47 isn't a half bad read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 21, 2016

    This chapter of Batgirl takes a predictable dip in quality thanks to the absence of Babs Tarr. The book still has its moments of visual excitement, though. And between the three-way superheroine team-up, the father/daughter bonding scene and the return of a character who deserves more attention, this new storyline is quickly heating up. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jan 22, 2016

    BATGIRL #47 is a definite disappointment by the lofty standards of the series, mainly due to a loose plot. However, it may still be worth a read for fans due to the solid characterization and surprisingly strong guest art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant Jan 21, 2016

    Not a bad issue, but just slightly above boring unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Jan 22, 2016

    I'll admit that the issue is convoluted, but it still does its best to play to its strengths.Batgirlknows exactly what kind of book it is and while I'd like to see Barbara use some of that dizzying Oracle intellect, I like the characters and the way they're developing. If anything, this book really won me over with another talk between Babs and Gordon. He's very much true to character here, which is kind of a rare thing these days. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 25, 2016

    While this issue was fun enough, too many things through me off and it all felt like a forced way to continue the story. This may be the villain I've been waiting for to elevate this book, but we will have to wait and see. While I liked Carlini andMoritat's art, this issue was still just mediocre. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 31, 2016

    When the break-in inevitably becomes a complete fiasco it also ends the comic on an anti-climactic note. In fact, the only real development here are the final panels where we see the truth of Barbara's memory issues and how she's being coerced into making decisions she neither remembers nor completely understands. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 21, 2016

    Even wonderful artist newcomer to this title Eleonara Carlini can't surface this lead-lined Titanic sinker. Cameron and Fletcher wring out a plot so needlessly convoluted that it's exhausing just trying to figure out what we should care about with the 20 pages we're given. The truth is: not much. Batgirl continues to be well-nigh unrecognizable in her own book, surrounded by a diverse supporting cast with all the charm of printed paper towels. The addition of Spoiler and Bluebird here might make you long for the old Birds of Prey, but it'll be a bitter nostalgia by comparison. Read Full Review

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