Batgirl #28

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Even millennial superheroes are moving back in with their parents! While recovering from the injuries she suffered battling Grotesque, Barbara Gordon's been living with her police commissioner dad while she recuperates. To get Barbara out of her funk, Jim Gordon hires her to do some I.T. grunt work at the GCPD. Unfortunately, he just gave full security clearance to one of the best hackers on the planet! Batgirl now has access to the police database in hopes of capturing Grotesque...who also seems to be using the database as well! Is this an inside job?

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - C. A. Wylie Oct 30, 2018

    I am loving this run. This is the best run on the character since Simone left the series. Read this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 25, 2018

    A series that delivers on multiple fronts month after month! Read Full Review

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

    That's the main crux of the story. Grotesque's true identity is revealed, and Barbara discovers it potentially too late. Now that her dad is guarding valuable art, his life is at risk, and only she can save the day. I'm sure we'll get plenty of action in the next issue, but for now, it's nice to see Barbara recognizing she has value no matter what identity she assumes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 24, 2018

    Mairghread Scott's Batgirl run continues to be one of the most intriguing new runs in DC Comics at the moment, but it almost feels like two runs in one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Oct 25, 2018

    This is a better than solid story arc by writer Scott with attractive art. I am thoroughly enjoying this title and look forward to the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Oct 25, 2018

    This is my only complaint, otherwise I think it's a pretty great comic. The story is fantastic, as is the writing. Just the artwork lets it down for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Oct 24, 2018

    Babs' battle against Grotesque is able to be stretched into something much bigger, bringing some genuinely good moments along with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 24, 2018

    This book is something every Bat-reader, or reader in general, should be checking it. It's likely the best Bat-book being published, without question. The art is stunning and the character work and overall plotting is fabulous. Buy and read with confidence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 28, 2018

    This is a good issue. The art is cool; there's a nice style to it. I do like the ultimate of what Grotesque is doing and why. But I would rather find that out with Barbara; it makes part of the issue kind of tedious for me. However, the scene between Babs and her father alone makes this issue well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Oct 24, 2018

    Batgirl's got a lot on her plate, and none of it is particularly tasty, which makes for delicious drama in Mairghread Scott's third installment of the "Art of Crime" storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 25, 2018

    Scott guides the story through the penultimate chapter with a somewhat stilted rhythm. It's an awkward collection of moments to try to frame inside a single issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 24, 2018

    We meet the new Grotesque and some of the scope of their plot, but not enough to hang our hats on. Barbara's character continues to be elevated in subtle but lasting ways, and this issue has a much-needed talk between Babs and her dad, though it ran a little long. This has been a pretty cool story arc, I think I'm ready for its conclusion now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 29, 2018

    Batgirl #28 had all the ingredients to be a strong issue. Unfortunately Batgirl #28 does not handle the transition of who the main antagonist properly. The failure in the execution in this part of the story hurt the overall impact that Scott was looking to have in this issue. Luckily Scott's writing of Barbara Gordon and Paul Pelletier artwork lifts Batgirl #28 up even when the main story stumbles over itself. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 24, 2018

    What thisissue equally focuses on his Barbaras healing. Not just her physical body andher continued ability to walk, but also the growing understanding between herand her father. I consider it effective character development, though mypersonal preference is to see it in a bit more minimized. Growth is an ongoingprocess, and we often experience spurts of understanding. Im pleased to seeDC avoiding emotional scenes in each issue. Occasionally is fine, but too manyvery special moments detract from the narrative as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 25, 2018

    Pelletier does his best with the script but there's not much he can do. Hopefully this picks up. Otherwise, I can foresee this getting canceled. Read Full Review

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