Batgirl #14

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Chris Wildgoose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 8
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"SUMMER OF LIES" part one! Batgirl and Nightwing's feelings for each other have always run deep...but is their bond built on more than Bat Family loyalty and a long-ago childhood crush? When an old villain comes back into Babs' life, she and Dick will have to reopen painful wounds and remember a time they'd hoped would remain forgotten. This is an event no Batgirl or Nightwing fan will want to miss!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 24, 2017

    If you haven't been reading Batgirl, this issue is the one to start with. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Aug 23, 2017

    Hope Larsons first issue gives us just enough of the story to really get us hooked, but promises much more. Its exciting to see that Batgirls new storyline has clearly been planned out so carefully from the beginning. By intercutting scenes of Barbara both in the present and in the past, we see the evolution of one of the most inspirational DC heroines in a new way, and Larson is able to demonstrate how years of crime fighting has impacted her. Everything about the way the comic is written and illustrated is new and compelling and I say without reservation that I give Batgirl: Rebirth my highest recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Aug 23, 2017

    Overall, there's every reason to be glad Batgirl is back with a fun arc. Looking forward to where this goes next, and " given the flashbacks " where Batgirl and Nightwing have been. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 25, 2017

    This is a solid issue. It's a premise with a lot of potential that excites me for the upcoming issues. The art is great and the book features cool action and fun dialogue. I have issues with the flashbacks but I don't know if most people will feel the same way. I recommend reading the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 23, 2017

    This first installment of Summer of Lies was definitely an encouraging start for this Nightwing team-up and is a nice reminder of what non-Batgirl reads have been missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Lauren Sisselman Aug 25, 2017

    Chris Wildgoose's pencils are great. The characters are a bit on the cartoonish side, but it works in their favor. Batgirl is utterly charming, even when she's kicking ass or being serious. The attention to detail in the backgrounds is also excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Aug 23, 2017

    BATGIRL #14 is the beginning of "Summer of Lies." In this issue, we learn about a new past between Barbara and Dick. Hope Larson gives us confusing romance and a bit of a murder mystery, while Wildgoose and Lopes give us very cohesive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Aug 23, 2017

    Batgirl #14 is a satisfying and often funny start to Dick Grayson's reunion with Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 26, 2017

    A new Batgirl mystery is off to a very exciting start, and the Nightwing guest appearance fits perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Charlie Wylie Aug 24, 2017

    The book is back on track with the new story arc after the last couple of one and done issues. I am definitely curious to see where this story is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Aug 23, 2017

    Hope Larson nicely juxtaposes a seriously dark opening with some wackier elements where concerns the Mad Hatter. If the last outing didn't have sufficient stakes or gravitas, this one looks like it will satisfy those requirements quite nicely. The team-up between Batgirl and Nightwing feels overdue and though the artwork suffers a tad with regards to Dick, I think his overall interactions with Barbara will please the fans who have been looking forward to a reunion between these two favorite Batfamily members! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 24, 2017

    Hope Larson taps into the spark between Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson to treat fans to a fun Batgirl #14. This is a story that will be a great treat for fans of the Batgirl/Nightwing pairing. Using the Batgirl and Nightwing's early history with one another added depth to this story that involves characters related to one of their first adventures together without Batman. If you are a fan of Batgirl, Nightwing or both then Batgirl #14 is definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Aug 24, 2017

    This issue is a must read for those who are ardent shippers of the Dick-Barbara relationship or for those who enjoy Bat-Family history. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 28, 2017

    Batgirl #14 is a nice issue for Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson fans. It develops a solid plot that will hopefully dig up some interesting secrets from their past as the arc continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Aug 23, 2017

    Batgirl and Nightwing team up after both receiving a mysterious text. We also get a view into Barbara Gordon's past with an old friend, Ainsley. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 25, 2017

    The story seems intent on introducing a new villain, and signals suggest it may be someone from Barbaras past. Its tricky to insert flashbacks in on ongoing narrative, but Larson does it smoothly and judiciously. The artwork is simple without being cartoony; a classic case of less is more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 23, 2017

    The sparks don't exactly fly when Barbara and Nightwing meet for the first time in this post-Rebirth continuity, but there are some sweet interactions and nice combo action scenes that make for a pretty satisfying read. The usual status quo where Barbara is serious while Dick is a goofball is sort of flipped here, so long-time readers might find the new dynamic interesting to observe. Read Full Review

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