Batgirl #7

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ardian Syaf, Alitha Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 14
6.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

One dark, tragic night, The Joker shattered the life of Barbara Gordon in the landmark story BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE. In this issue, see a side of that story that has never before been told, as BATGIRL faces the demons of her past! And if that's not enough, a deadly new gentleman killer, Grotesque, stalks the streets of Gotham City!

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 14, 2012

    Regular series artist Ardian Syaf gets some help from Alitha Martinez on pencils, and while their styles are quite similar, it is hard to notice the differences thanks to the flashback mechanic. Syaf handles the introduction with a grittier style, Martinez does the flashbacks with a softer style better suited for the more personal scenes, and Syaf finishes off the issue, almost seamlessly leading back into Batgirl's hairy predicament in the present. There are a few inconsistencies on Martinez's part as far as faces and head sizes are concerned, but overall their combined efforts paid off with a nice looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 16, 2012

    Simone's chops are such that the issue flows well, no matter what, but the story's pulse still beats weakly, and the art adds little life support. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 14, 2012

    Also some James Jr. teases. Some elements in The Black Mirror have obviously been changed with the relaunch, but what can you do? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 14, 2012

    I thought it was a weak issue. One that manages to clear up a few things and set up a potentially amazing follow-up issue, but a pretty weak issue none the less. Read Full Review

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