Batgirl #15

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Chris Wildgoose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"Summer of Lies" part two! Just as Batgirl and Nightwing discover which villain from their past has returned, they realize something was all a trap! When everything they thought they knew comes crashing down, will they be able to confront their true feelings for each other?

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

    This is a great issue. The art is cool with a fun and energetic style. There's an interesting mystery both in the past and present as we try to figure out what Babs and Dick did and what that has to do with what's happening now. It's a fun read and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Spokhette Ballard Sep 29, 2017

    In short, I need these issues to be longer! I need more teen Babs and Dick. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Oct 1, 2017

    Batgirl #15 works on all levels. Larson knows these characters and continues to pump out fantastic scripts; each one seems to get better than the last, and this issue is no exception. The pacing is enhanced with the flashback scenes"this has been a favorite style of mine recently and it works really well for Batgirl. Including the big moment that the cover teases (spoils?) checks off everything I want to see in a Larson scripted Batgirl. I love that the cliffhanger this week ended with a flashback scene instead of the present day"Larson is giving both stories equal importance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Sep 27, 2017

    By its end, Summer of Lies may be distilled and remembered as just a Batgirl-Nightwing romance adventure " though to be clear, nothing wrong with that " but it has the potential to find its identity in its mystery more than its ship bait. Wildgoose's art keeps the action scenes fun and characters expressive, and Larson's pacing moves us along slow enough to intrigue but fast enough to avoid boredom. This arc knows what it is, and to that end it succeeds in using the tools at its exposure " from teamwork and romance to action and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Sep 28, 2017

    Hope Larson brings her A-game to the second installment of a storyline that finally brings Nightwing back into Batgirl's life. They're on a case and it is closely entwined with something that happened to them in the past, so there's plenty of time here for reflection over their years together fighting crime under the cowl (and/or the domino). This raises a lot of questions about how exactly Barbara came to be part of this crime-fighting family, but I don't expect we'll get a lot of answers: Larson's thrust is firmly focused on their immediate case"and their immediate "relationship" in all the presumed meanings of that word. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Charlie Wylie Sep 28, 2017

    Honestly, this series has been a bit hit and miss. This arc is much better than the stand-alone issues that preceded it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Sep 27, 2017

    This may not be everybody's cup of tea as it is not quite a superhero action story, nor is it a romance, but I think it rides the line between the two genres very well. More importantly, it is well written and illustrated. Obviously, any shippers of the two will want to pick up this issue as well as fans of either party. It might even make a shipper out of you like it did me. Four Stars! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Sep 27, 2017

    "Summer of Lies" continues with a mostly good issue thanks to the past scenes, but the villain's motivation is starting to sound familiar. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Sep 27, 2017

    So far, the Summer of Lies arc has really needed some more consistency. It will jump from Batgirl and Nightwing tossing off one-liners to innocent people dying horrific deaths to misplaced romance. With the teaser that the Red Queen will be revealed in the next issue, hopefully this arc will keep it up a notch and deliver something truly great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 30, 2017

    Come for the awesome Batgirl/Nightwing team up and stay for the awesome Batgirl/Nightwing team-up, because the story that unites them isn't very hot this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 27, 2017

    A tantalizing smooch on the cover deserves a full-on make out session in the interior--but you'll have to get the issue to find out! And beyond the alleged kiss, it's a pretty nice story with some tasty clues to the mystery at hand and a lot of prequel information doled out liberally in flashback scenes. It reads slightly clunky, but that only contributes to the effect of Batgirl and Nightwing's pairing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Oct 4, 2017

    The art is solid not spectacular and not annoying in itd style or execution. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Sep 28, 2017

    In my opinion, the second issue of "The Summer of Lies" story arc doesn't quite build on the momentum established in the previous issue. One of the brightest spots in the first issue was the dynamic between Batgirl and Nightwing, and that isn't quite captured the same way in this issue. Read Full Review

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