Batgirl #27

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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You can't go home again. But that's just where Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, is forced to go when the chip granting her mobility keeps shorting out in the aftermath of her clash with Grotesque. Will Commissioner Gordon drive Babs totally bonkers with his bedside manner? Or will the malfunctioning tech impact more than just her legs? Plus, what's the deal with killer art critic Grotesque and his murderous new M.O.? It's all in part two of "Art of the Crime."

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 26, 2018

    A fascinating glimpse into the mind of Barbara Gordon as she struggles with the very real possibility of being sidelined once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Sep 26, 2018

    Overall this was a fantastic issue ofBatgirl. The only thing that let it down for me was the artwork. I feel like the art style just didn't fit the feel of the comic. I'm not a fan of Barbara's new look in this comic. Bring her old costume back! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    The plot issues aside, this is one of my favorite takes on Barbara Gordon in a while and I'm hoping Scott's on this book for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 26, 2018

    It's a typical super-hero murder case, but what makes it a-typical is that the story wouldn't work for just anyone. There's an emotional component that would not work on just anyone; not Batman, not Nightwing, not Green Arrow. Writer Mairghread Scott makes it entirely Batgirl's own. I think that demonstrates not only the strength of the story, but also the strength of the character within it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 27, 2018

    Mairghread Scott is giving us a Barbara Gordon that is in deep trouble but keeps fighting for good. Combined with the efforts of a solid artistic team Batgirl #27 is a terrific read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Sep 26, 2018

    There has been a lot of discussion over Barbara Gordon's portrayal in recent years in the comics. Her disability made for great representation, showing she could still be a compelling character even without donning a moniker with "Bat" in the name. When she regained use of her legs, one could almost interpret it as a betrayal of that representation. This issue ends with a cliffhanger, and it will be interesting to see how the creative team handles this delicate balance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Sep 26, 2018

    Regardless of how you felt about the fallout of last issue, there's definitely enough in this Batgirl installment worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 29, 2018

    This issue is solid. It's well written and the art is really good. For me, dealing with the Killing Joke fallout again is a little tedious but it is so well handled by Scott that it is not a huge determent from the issue. It's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 26, 2018

    If anyone needs an interesting, often dark, but thoroughly entertaining DC book, then this is for you. Scott has nailed the voice of the character and is putting her through the ringer right now. The art is fantastic as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Sep 26, 2018

    Babs is equal measures smart and foolish in this issue which explores her complicated relationship with her neural implant, while reminding us of her complicated relationship with her father. No hints yet as to whether Jim Gordon knows about his daughter's nightly exploits, but at the rate Batgirl is going, she might burn herself out before he has a chance to find out (or acknowledge her as a vigilante). Batgirl continues to pursue Grotesque despite the fact that she may be malfunctioning both physically and mentally, putting her in a vulnerable position. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 26, 2018

    Batgirl behaves heroically as the mystery of Grotesque's grisly murders deepens, and I am enjoying the feeling of not knowing exactly where this story is going to wind up. Curious folks and lapsed Batgirl fans should take a look, this is gearing up to be a pretty intriguing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 10, 2018

    Barbara Gordon is a fun character to follow into shadows, whether or not they are rendered in great detail. Shes not some old, rich guy with a vendetta; shes risking a lot more than some multi-millionaire avenging his parents. If Scott could pair her up with a villian that had a bit more depth, this could be a very clever evolution beyond the traditional Batman formula, but Scott falls just a bit short of the well-balanced brilliance that could make her truly unique. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 26, 2018

    It's left as a cliffhanger but I hardly care to read the next issue. The art is dull and lifeless. Maybe it's time already to get a new creative team? It's really that tedious of an experience to read this. Read Full Review

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