Batgirl #52
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Batgirl #52

Writer: Brenden Fletcher Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

With her friends starting new lives and Burnside changing all around her, it's time for Batgirl to decide what her next adventure will be-and it just might take her around the world!

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper May 26, 2016

    I really can't wait to see what the next step in Barbara's life will bring. I'm sure it'll be just as fun and excited as this series was. Although this issue had an emotional ending, it makes me happy to have kept up with the series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo May 27, 2016

    BATGIRL #52 is a strong issue that I'd recommend for those who enjoyed the Burnside run as a whole. Those excited for the upcoming REBIRTH BATGIRL and BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY series will also want to check it out, as Fletcher lays the groundwork for both. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff May 11, 2016

    While this issue is a bridge between the New 52 and Rebirth, it's one worth crossing. I don't know anyone, or at least anyone that loves comics who can pass up a good Dark Knight story"honestly anyone?! At the very least, if it does nothing else besides excite you for Tom King and David Finch's Rebirth Batman in June, then I say job well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven May 27, 2016

    Nothing groundbreaking here other than a proper goodbye to one of the most overachieving books and creative teams in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt May 26, 2016

    We'll miss this run of Batgirl and hope the book will be able to keep up this artistic consistency post-Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 25, 2016

    Brenden Fletcher turns off the lights on Batgirl's time in Burnside and while I can't say that this is a "must read" it was a nice ending that fans of Team Batgirl's run should enjoy.  Barbara is heading off to her Rebirth journey and Fletcher and Carlini throw her a going away party and all her fans are invited.  If you are looking for me at the party, I am definitely not the one with the lampshade on my head! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo May 26, 2016

    While I was disappointed with some of Eleonora Carlini's artwork on this book, the good parts of it really stand out strong. Batgirl has effectively divested herself of all her previous contacts and wrapped up the Gladius Commander plotline. This issue feels a bit rushed in the art, but not in the story-telling, and doesn't dwell on the silliness that's come before. Fletcher has done a great job of making sure this title ended with some dignity. After what we've seen from the Burnside run, that's about the best we could have hoped for. Extra points for just not being a dull dud of a book or showing Batgirl taking selfies. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer May 30, 2016

    Altogether, it's a run that's been fun but hasn't lived up to what came before it in the way that it should have. There's still a lot to like in the issue, and it has us curious for Batgirl's next adventure, wherever it should take her. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 27, 2016

    "Batgirl" #52 is a so-so finale to a series that was typically so much better. Having to wind things down without most of the regular creative team must have been deflating, because it certainly comes across that way. This past run of "Batgirl" was exciting and innovative, but this issue just lacks that energy and fun. It's really just average, and readers have come to expect a bit more than that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Donovan Grant May 26, 2016

    My final thoughts on the issue are the same as my first words on it. The series as a whole was an angel's grasp pulling us away from the dreck that was Simone's editorially dictated run. It's always going to be one of the most drastic quality changes in a comic series' life for me. But beyond the outside shenanigans, Burnside Batgirl was a reliably fun, engaging, beautifully drawn read with characters whose lifespans were cut down way too quickly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 30, 2016

    Overall, this is a disappointing finale. I've truly loved this series and this team so I'm sad to see it end; I just wish that the book reflected those emotions. The dialogue is still fun and the action is cool but the heart this team usually conveys so well, for some reason, doesn't come through for me. It's not terrible or even bad; I'm just ambivalent towards it which is disappointing. I would recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel May 26, 2016

    As the "New 52" is winds down, this closing issue of a defining and innovative run for Batgirl doesn't quite do the book justice. Read Full Review

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