Batgirl #18

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
3.4User Rating

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It's the holiday season in Burnside, and everyone is getting into the spirit... including Harley Quinn! After the maid of mischief infects Barbara Gordon's company party with a killer virus, Batgirl must embark on a wild-goose chase around the city to find a cure. The clock's ticking-will our hero save the day in time?

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

    This is a wonderful issue. The art is gorgeous especially for this time of year. I like that the story is self contained while still being exciting and clever. And it's an enjoyable issue; it's really fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 8, 2018

    Now that I have several issues of Batgirl under my belt, I'm enjoying it, but itseems too heavily aimed for the teen girl audience. Thats not necessarily a bad thing, but it it has overtones that are kind of lost on me, and other members of the audience as well, Im sure. Still, its an pleasant read, which is something to be treasured. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 27, 2017

    As far as holiday one-shots go, Batgirl #18 is fairly harmless. The action is satisfying enough and well captured by the art. There are several honest laughs in the dialogue and the book looks amazing. The only problem is that, in her effort to create a modern-day Scrooge, Hope Larson has made a villain who would be too over-the-top for Green Arrow " a comic whose primary villains, it should be noted, are a cabal of Satanic slave-trading bankers! Get past that point, however, and this is one fine book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 27, 2017

    In the end Harley leaves about as easily as she arrived, and Batgirl #18 wraps up as a holiday palate cleanser between arcs that flexes the muscle of Sami Barsi and color artist Jessica Kholinne. Batgirl, Alysia, Frankie, and Harley are all drawn well, from cocktail parties to rooftop selfies, and their close-knit friendship makes the issue worth the quick read. Read Full Review

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

    Batgirl delivers a nice, done-in-one Christmas story that's a little rushed and a little too jam-packed with stuff, but is an otherwise very entertaining, well-drawn comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 27, 2017

    A done-in-one holiday issue teams Barbara with some of her best friends against Harley Quinn, in a story with lots of current events commentary but also some sketchy characterization. Read Full Review

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

    In my opinion, this is a holiday issue that can't overcome the plot holes to deliver the light-hearted fun and holiday spirit that comes naturally to this collection of characters. However, the gorgeous artwork and colors give the issue a huge boost and is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 27, 2017

    Batgirl finds herself in another fine mess and Oliver Hardy isn't even the cause of it. Some old names, including a certain clean energy business that hasn't been mentioned in months, make cameos. And hey, Harley Quinn makes a cameo too! Still not enough to make this tale of bumbling a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 28, 2017

    In a comic that feels too much like a throwback to the previous team for my comfort levels, Batgirl is off to a White Elephant gift party where she'll meet terrifying challenges like avoiding the cute bartender and keeping her false eyelashes on. Later there will be poison gas that's hard to take seriously, and some kind of exploration of the meaning of Christmas that feels like empty lip service. I honestly have pretty low expectations for fun goofy holiday stories, but other than the great art from Sami Basri, this book doesn't even begin to try to meet them. Read Full Review

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