Batgirl #30

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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You can take the Batgirl out of Gotham City, but you can't take Gotham out of the Batgirl! Politics gets personal as the race for Congress in Gotham City heats up, leading to civil unrest in Barbara's new neighborhood-as a new villain begins to make themselves known!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 5, 2019

    I love this issue. The art immediately gives it a fun style that sucks me in visually. And the story is really interesting. Babs is given some fun challenges and I'm excited to see where it goes. This is a great start. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - C. A. Wylie Jan 8, 2019

    The second arc is off to a great start. Scott has proven that she is well versed in Batgirl history. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 2, 2019

    There's a lot of interesting ideas in this first issue, and Batgirl as a title has surprisingly been involved in a lot of political storylines in recent years. Scott's run continues to be off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jan 3, 2019

    Batgirl starts up a new story arc which shows her dealing with her relationship with her father, and political shenanigans. I am enjoying this run of Batgirl very much and will continue to rate it highly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Jan 3, 2019

    Overall this is a super solid issue. Scott sets up the next chapter with a picture perfection final page reveal that leaves you not just wanting more, but wanting it now! The craft on this issue is impeccable, there is literally not one panel I would have changed, the story moves at a brisk pace and unfolds in an extremely satisfying fashion setting up the next beat with precision. I've been reading this series since its debut and it looks like it won't be coming off my pull list any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jan 4, 2019

    Full of political intrigue and strong character interactions, this tale kicks off what is sure to be an interesting arc of politics and family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 2, 2019

    A seriously strong start for one of DC's biggest surprises! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Jan 2, 2019

    When combined with fitting art and some major returns, it proves to be an issue that's much more than what's on the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jan 4, 2019

    I am definitely looking forward to getting some answers, hopefully in the next issue. Can't wait to find out what happens in the rest of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 2, 2019

    Scott Explores divisions between father and daughter in the first part of a story in which shadows of the past loom into the present. Its a promising opening to a new chapter for Barbara. Shes gaining some level of independence having been recovering from serious injury in the recent past. With the opening of the story established, this new chapter in the life of Batgirl should find some interesting new momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Dec 26, 2018

    A strong start to a new story arc that many readers may find hits close to home. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jan 3, 2019

    A very good start to the new arc introduces political and emotional weight to a book that is still loads of fun, even with those heavier elements included. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Jan 2, 2019

    Disclaimer: DC Comics provided Batman News with an advance copy of this comic for the purpose of this review. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 2, 2019

    Pelletier and Rapmund continue their stellar work at the drawing board, while writer Mairghread Scott skates dangerously close to advocating a political position. I don't mind anyones politics, as long as they don't run to either extreme. And I don't mind politics in comics, so long as they don't get preachy. Its an easy landmine to step on, but thankfully Scott avoids it, and rather gracefully, I might add. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 7, 2019

    It's not a bad story overall. It's a little more wordy than I would hope but it's not bad. The art is rather dull. I just don't think I'm a Pelletier fan. His art doesn't do it for me. With an artist I liked more, it may have been better. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 2, 2019

    A flat, uninspired story that is offensive only in its tedium. Sensitive, bigoted types need not apply.   Read Full Review

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