Batgirl #6

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

During the day, Barbara Gordon has to deal with the emotional fallout of the return of a key figure from her most painful memories, while at night, high above Gotham City's streets, Batgirl and Batman face the deadly Gretel, a damaged woman with the lethal ability to control men's minds! It's Batgirl's first face-to-face with Batman since her rehabilitation and he has a few choice words to say about her return to crime fighting!

  • 9.4
    A Comic Book Blog - Claire Smith Feb 16, 2012

    Overall, I can't say it was my favorite issue yet or anything but I appreciate it for what it's worth and what it accomplished. Plus, the art was as fantastic as ever and Simone – as always – has a really good grip of the Batgirl character and voice in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Garrett Feb 14, 2012

    With one more short story arc before "Night of Owls" the creative team for Batgirl is creating a character and story with true depth and enjoyability, yeah that's right, enjoyability. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Feb 9, 2012

    Although the long-term plans for the Batgirl series seem vague, I am still thoroughly enjoying the adventures of Barbara Gordon getting back into action after a miraculous recovery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 11, 2012

    Good issue, great art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 8, 2012

    So yeah, the book is getting better, which is a welcome change for me. Next issue seems to be dealing with some Joker stuff, given the end title tease, but should also introduce another rouge named Grotesque. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 14, 2012

    So far, the norm for this title is to have a handful of effective moments and another of tiresome, forced moments. Still, there's enough virtue to the series to keep it on my radar for the long term. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 8, 2012

    On the down side, Ardian Syaf's line-work continues to waver in quality, with some panels boasting significantly more detail and clarity than others. The pacing is also really off in this issue. The conflict reaches an early crescendo, dies down, and then picks back up again. The pages focused on the tension between Barbara and her mother read like wasted space, and it would be nice to see this plot point ether shoved aside or dealt with quickly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 8, 2012

    And with that" I think I'm done here. I honestly didn't think I would have that much to go on and on about since I enjoyed the book at first glance, but"here we are. Still, although I found a lot of things to complain about in the end, I enjoyed this book. That's probably hard to believe after that list of nerdrage, but it's true. I guess it's because Barbara and Batman are so damn likeable in this issue and the flashback moments show us a tender side of Batman that we never get to see anymore. Those scenes were touching and made me a bit sentimental. On the first reading I was able to set aside all these complaints about villains and grievances about what is or isn't canon and just enjoy the ride. If you can do that, you're probably going to like this issue, too because it's a very fun book with characters that you actually care about. It just needs fewer captions that state the obvious and way, way better villains. Read Full Review

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