Batgirl #19

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Chris Wildgoose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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When a massive blizzard hits Gotham City without warning, Batgirl must brave the bitter cold to discover the truth behind the storm. Is it an act of nature? Or is the Penguin up to no good? Find out in what promises to be a chilling metropolitan mystery for the ages!
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  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Jan 24, 2018

    If youre a fan of Larsons Batgirl run, this is a new arc I know youll be excited to start reading. This plus a classic Batman rogue making a dastardly appearance are sure signs of a great story developing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Jan 24, 2018

    This is a great issue that excellently showcases Batgirl's brute strength as well as her detective skills. I can't wait to see how the story progresses in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    This issue feels more like it's making use of the Batgirl of Burnside characters than the book has in a while, and Larson's Batgirl is a good combo of the youthful Burnside version with the more skilled Simone version. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jan 27, 2018

    Overall, this issue starts off as a lighthearted look into Barbara's life as Batgirl, before taking a slightly more serious turn midway through as she goes full Batgirl. It has reinvigorated my love for the character, and I look forward to finding out what's happening to Burnside and who, or what, is behind this freak snowstorm. I've certainly missed Barbara and her mentality on the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jan 24, 2018

    I loved the artwork for this issue. Snow is so easily overlooked, but it's so easy to get wrong if you're not careful. I think it may have learned a little too much on the 'pretty' side than the 'threatening' side, but it's hard to have people actively moving outside and still be seen in a comic when the snow is that heavy. So I understand the artistic choice at least. I love how expressive they've been making Barbara lately " for example when she was exhausted and essentially using the cafe's table as her bed. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Jan 24, 2018

    This is a fun issue, but it isn't exactly gripping. It sets up something interesting to come, and it's quite enjoyable, but it doesn't shock or amaze. The pace is slow and pleasant, which makes it a good read. It's truly the art that makes the book so uniquely BATGIRL. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 24, 2018

    That's our Batgirl! Tusslin' with hipsters and rubbing elbows with the Penguin and just gettin' herself into a whole mess of trouble. If you've gone this long in the series still looking for the genius Barbara Gordon of yesteryear, I feel sorry for you. Because that Babs, she doesn't live in this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 25, 2018

    Batgirl #19 doesn't have the most original plot, but Larson keeps the story entertaining as she does a good job at utilizing her nicely developed world of Burnside. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 24, 2018

    There's some silly stuff in this book (both visually and story-wise), but the spirit of it is all good fun. Larson serves up a new arc that once again combines crime-solving and technology in an interesting way. We also get to see lots of villains (new and old), though something tells me we haven't actually met the "big bad" of this arc just yet. There's a strong smack of formula here, but hopefully we'll see some twists as the premise of a weather-tampering ne'er-do-well has intriguing possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jan 23, 2018

    Overall, Batgirl #19 is only worth reading in hope that this arc turns into a pleasant surprise. As a hook, it doesn't do a great job. As a standalone, it falls short of entertaining. We still have Babs and her friends though, who are always a team to root for as they navigate real life and heroism. Here's hoping. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2018

    As much as I love Hope Larson's Batgirl, sometimes she takes some really weird leaps in character and logic to move us through her story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 25, 2018

    The artwork for the issue is great, however, with Wildgoose, Marzan Jr. and Lopes doing their usual stellar job on the pencils, inks and colors. The only sore point is Larson's script, which would be quite enjoyable if it weren't for the political non sequiturs grinding the story to a halt. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Jan 25, 2018

    This issue really didn't resonate with me. I struggled to get into the story and found the inconsistencies and plot holes to be distracting. In the next issue we should get answers about Penguin's potential ulterior motives as well as more information about Qadir's top secret job. So far we have no idea what the larger plan here is, but I'd be willing to bet that Penguin is trying to benefit somehow. Read Full Review

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