Batgirl #20

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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As the temperature drops even lower, Batgirl feels the pressure to find the maniac behind the worst blizzard that Gotham has seen in years! All signs point to the city's latest villain turned hero: the Penguin. Could his efforts to help be a front for a greater crime in the making? What does his brilliant yet corrupt son, Black Sun, have to do with it? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to our wintry tale!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 3, 2018

    This is a great issue. The art is really gorgeous throughout with a lot of style. The story is interesting and fun. It's an engaging issue that I highly recommend checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Mar 1, 2018

    Barbara hasn't always been in the spotlight, but with the news of a solo movie in the works that is surely going to change. I feel that Barbara needs to start cropping up in more comics across the DC universe. Hopefully, Larson's run on Batgirl continues as she proves to be an incredible talent. It is obvious through her writing that Larson has a lot of love for the character and this translates into a fantastic story. The artwork continues to be sublime, which is refreshingly gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Feb 28, 2018

    This issue is a mixed bag. Some parts of the story were a bit clichd. However, the vibrant artwork and the portrayal of Batgirl as a strong and smart heroine really save the day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Mar 1, 2018

    This is the kind of comic that makes you happy to hold it: a great cover from Dan Mora, a solid and fun story from Hope Larson, and art by Sami Basri that reminds you how bright and lively sequential art can be. This book also seems to be setting up some interesting changes for Batgirl, so hopefully this is the start of a whole new perspective for Barbara Gordon! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 1, 2018

    A definite step-up from the last issue, Larson's script improves immensely when she's focused on the action and less on trying to be topical. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Feb 28, 2018

    There is some pretty funny stuff in this issue, which fits in well since it's kind of a "filler" arc. But it still shows off why Barbra is part of the "Bat" Family with her super smart thinking and detective like skills. Not to mention her ability to kick some major butt. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2018

    Larson's Batgirl is very strong, a nice bridge between Burnside Barbara and classic Barbara, and I hope it continues on that path. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 3, 2018

    It's a standard, solid issue of Batgirl fighting baddies as the creative team tries to build some big picture momentum. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Mar 1, 2018

    The issue feels as though it should have been two separate stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Mar 2, 2018

    All in all, this is a fun Batgirl adventure. Not too slight, but it won't go down as one of her all time great storylines. If you are following the character all the time, you won't be disappointed and even if you are starting with this issues, it isn't too hard to get into the swing of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Feb 28, 2018

    Overall, the result of “Cold Snap” is better than the way we got there, but we'll take the character growth. Maybe where we go next will be darker and edgier given this new, more mature Batgirl. It would be a welcome change of pace to shake up a Burnside that's beginning to feel mundane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Mar 1, 2018

    The plot is weak, but Hope Larson's examination of Batgirl's connection to Burnside and further exploration of her eidetic-memory makes for an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Mar 1, 2018

    This standard-fare Batgirl story has some nice touches that humanize Barbara Gordon with a straightforward action plot that wont thrill, but wont disappoint either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 28, 2018

    The artwork was pretty great on this issue. I love how the storm and ice are portrayed, as well as Barbara's memories serving as her own personal GPS (little blue ghosts all over the city). It was a clever way of showing her memory in action. I also love how Ethan's features were slowly filled in as she listened to his voice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Feb 28, 2018

    "Cold Snap" ultimately feels a bit too much like a filler issue, but it's still an enjoyable one nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 28, 2018

    Batgirl be Batgirlin'. Even within that context, this is a pretty flat issue that offers a few gags and no real thrills. There are a few stupid contrivances and eye-rolling conveniences that are now the hallmarks of this series. So if you're coming for those, sidle up to the buffet. Read Full Review

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