Batgirl #16

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Chris Wildgoose, Cam Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"Summer of Lies" part three! Batgirl and Nightwing thought Mad Hatter was the worst of their problems, but when the true identity of the mysterious villain hunting them is revealed, they realize the trap set for them was years in the making...and it may be inescapable!
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  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 25, 2017

    This is a great issue. The story takes an interesting turn and I like the situation it puts Batgirl and Nightwing in. The art is great throughout the book with a fun and engaging style. I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 26, 2017

    A must read for all lovers of quality comics! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Oct 28, 2017

    Batgirl #16 continues to deliver. By focusing on the past as much as the present, Larson gives us two stories that are closely tied together. This issue was not only written intelligently, but the art accentuated it. Batgirl continues to be the light in an otherwise dark DC world that literary dealing with darkness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Oct 25, 2017

    Overall, for fun, romance, and tag-team action, this series is what you need. This has been the most engaging arc since the first in Larson's run. If this will be the last we see of Nightwing to this extent, enjoy it while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Leo Marques Oct 25, 2017

    This issue much more masterfully balances the emotions. There is still some humor; the issue even starts with a poop joke. However, the humor doesnt distract from the emotional crux of the issue. When I read that Ainsley had died in such an anticlimactic matter, it really struck a chord. I kept expecting Ainsley to return to the present storyline, but shes gone. This issue exceeded my expectations, and Im excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 28, 2017

    The story really kicks into fun gear with this issue, but the real strengths of Larson's work on Batgirl are still the quality characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams Nov 2, 2017

    This is a great iteration of Batgirl. Shes lively, well drawn, intelligent, and a fun heroine to watch grow. The pacing is perfect; not too fast, not to slow. The art is clean, expressive, and well proportioned. The Rebirth was a great new beginning for Barbara, and Im interested to see just where this arc takes her character growth. If you havent read this series yet, you should. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Oct 25, 2017

    If you thought this case was going all-too-easy, prepare to whiff as Larson throws a much needed curveball to get the competitive blood up in this storyline. Batgirl and Nightwing know they're tracking an age-old vendetta, but there are definitely still plenty of secrets to be revealed"and at the top of the stack is this Red Queen: what does she want and why? And can Babs and Dick figure it all out before anyone else has to die? The story is still a compelling, though the narrative warbles a bit and the art is starting to get troubling. Hopefully the next issue will rebound in a big way! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 25, 2017

    This issue feels like a placeholder that doesn't do a lot to advance this mystery. There's some Babs and Dick smooching, but that was supposed to be the bombshell two issues ago. Now I'd just like to wrap this up with the usual stumbles and bumbles we've come to expect from Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Oct 26, 2017

    After a promising start, the Summer of Lies story arc has had a somewhat underwhelming middle act. There are still quite a few plot threads to tie up in the next issue. Of course, we are all eager to see how the latest potential development in the Babs-Dick relationship plays out. Hopefully Larson can tie up the loose ends and end the story with a definitive conclusion. Read Full Review

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