Batgirl #12

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
6.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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"Troubled Waters"! A terrifying creature is threatening members of the Burnside YMCA-but no one can catch it! It's up to Batgirl to plunge into the unknown depths and risk being zapped out of existence to put an end to the danger!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 29, 2017

    I love this issue; it might be one of my favorites, if not my favorite, in Hope Larson's run and I've liked this current series a lot. It's just a lot of fun with a creative story. The art is stellar; I adore Carlini's pencils especially on the characters. This was a really fun read and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jun 28, 2017

    Troubled Waters is a classic feeling one-shot issue in that has a street level quality story. Yes, there are various dimensional hopping elements, made realized by communal interaction. However, having Batgirl focus on her community and the life of a single person needed rescuing provides readers with adventure and heart. Its just enough to tide you over, until Batgirls new Catwoman-centered arc kicks off, next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Jul 1, 2017

    This leads to Barbara discovering a scientific professor's student has gone missing. Ah, a mystery within a mystery. Watch out Batman it looks like Larsen is writing Batgirl to be the world's greatest detective. I stated that with tongue in cheek but there is a nice parallel of protegees in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jun 29, 2017

    Overall, Batgirl #12 is readable as a quick story with little consequence as of now. The story is sound, but the stakes are so low that you will likely forget the details of this one soon after you turn the last page, until one day, chances are, you will mistakenly remember it as a Halloween standalone. So, take it or leave it. Read it or don't. Nothing gained, nothing lost. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 28, 2017

    A fun done in one story with great detective work. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2017

    It's a suitably low-key, lighthearted chapter of the series, poking fun at ghost hunting culture and highlighting Babs' rational scientist mindset as she struggles to find a rational explanation for the supernatural. The actual mystery angle falls a little flat, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Jun 28, 2017

    Hope Larson continues to write Batgirl with personality and heart, but for the most part, Batgirl #12 reads like an average "monster of the week" episode of a TV show like X-Files or Supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 28, 2017

    I bumped this book up half a point just for being self-contained, fun, and well-rendered. The story isn't particularly revelatory or revolutionary in any way, but this is a generally satisfying bit of entertainment: it has a mystery, it has some good characterizations, a little bit of detective work, and art that's fun to parse. The subject may not work for everyone–the use of interdimensional shenanigans feels like a little bit of a push for this title, but all-in-all, it's a solid comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 1, 2017

    This was a perfectly fine issue of Batgirl, but there are so many leaps in logic and really stretching plot points that I kind of think Hope Larson just scribbled something out with her deadline approaching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 28, 2017

    Batgirl solves a mystery, in a roundabout way, and it feels sort of nice. There are some problems with the story but if you can look past them, you might have a decent time with this. The artwork is nothing spectacular but the storytelling works just fine. How much is this? $3.99 now? That might be a bit much, but for a buck less it would be alright. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 29, 2017

    Batgirl takes a break from romantic troubles to engage with her community for a welcome, but a bit dull change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    On Comics Ground - Charlie Wylie Jun 28, 2017

    It was a mediocre issue and I was kind of disappointed. I have enjoyed this series so far, and this issue wasn't awful, but it wasn't as good as previous entries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jun 28, 2017

    A light-toned Batgirl ghost story could have worked very well. Unfortunately, this issue felt like an afterthought. Despite a rushed plot, the artwork was phenomenal and the overall story was fun if nothing else. Read Full Review

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