Batgirl #31

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Norm Rapmund, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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In this issue, it's Batgirl for Congress! Plus, masked assassins and awkward exes! Barbara Gordon volunteers to campaign for an up-and-coming reformer candidate who wants to take on the GCPD. That puts Barbara in a tough spot against her father-police commissioner James Gordon. And just when things couldn't get any more awkward, a former flame reenters Barbara's life. Personal angst and a masked super-villain hunting a mystery target. It's gonna be a long day, Babs.  

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Feb 3, 2019

    This issue is great. The story takes an interesting turn and I'm curious to see where it goes next. The book is full of personality; it's a great marriage of writer and artists. The team is in complete sync with each other and it shows. The art matches the writing perfectly and it makes an issue that is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jan 31, 2019

    It should be quite interesting to see where the story goes from here. I can't wait to get my hands on the next issue, as I need answers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jan 30, 2019

    A great read that balances the political intrigue and Batgirl's personal character story well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 30, 2019

    Though notperfect, the writing has been strong and the artwork superb in the time Ive beenreading this series, maintaining a consistent quality that is nothing short ofrefreshing. In this era where more emphasis is paid to the writer, and less tothe artist(s), this series keeps me coming back for more, month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - C. A. Wylie Feb 3, 2019

    This book continues to impress me every month. Scott and Pelletier are a powerhouse creative team. Buy this book!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2019

    This is a great combo of the "Teen detective" vibe of the Burnside run with the more mature Batgirl pioneered by Gail Simone. I hope they end the rift between the Gordons soon, but this is a great run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jan 30, 2019

    While this issue isn't perfect, there's a lot of it that really works, largely thanks to how capable Scott is to bring out the nuance of Barbara as a narrator and character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 30, 2019

    This was just a solid issue. This series has very quickly become one of those good ol' reliable reads that come in every month. It's a tiny joy to discover that a new issue of BATGIRL is on the way when I prepare for a week of books. The art is something I've enjoyed dissecting and studying, which I truly appreciate since anything to help me understand sequential art more is valuable to me, inherently. The story is very good and this is simply one of the best books published by DC. Please, read it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 30, 2019

    Scott and company arent reaching for something revolutionary with this story. Its a solidly-produced earthbound crimefighter fiction with a badass heroine trying to aid in a fair election, which is admirable in the current political climate. Just enough of a mix of topical action and intrigue to make for an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 30, 2019

    An action-packed politically charged thriller! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 30, 2019

    A slow, but methodically-paced issue that seems to be building around the story, instead of towards an immediate conclusion. I can't complain about that; if we must have six-issue story arcs to satisfy trade collecting, then let's make the padding palatable. Despite some other personal grievances, I think this is a solid issue and worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jan 31, 2019

    Batgirl continues the story arc which shows her dealing with Gotham City politics. This second issue raises more questions than it answers as the mystery of who is behind Cormorant develops. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Nathan Simmons Jan 30, 2019

    Also, Scott continues to absolutely nail Barbara's voice and inner monologue. Babs is definitely less fun these days, but it's clear that it's due to Barbara's circumstances and not from a complete shift in personality. I really appreciate the authenticity of it all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Jan 30, 2019

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

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 1, 2019

    And Pelletier just does some of the most uninspired art I've seen in this issue. It felt like a chore to read. He makes everything feel plastic and flat. I feel like he's just the complete wrong choice of this title. We deserve better. Read Full Review

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