Batgirl #32

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
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6.7User Rating

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Coming to you live from Gotham City! The people's-choice congressional candidate Luciana Alejo is all set to give a televised interview that could secure her victory, but the Cormorant is ready to silence her for good. Can Batgirl protect the candidate without making her alter ego, Barbara Gordon, lose her campaign job in the process?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 2, 2019

    This is a solid issue. It's a fun and enjoyable read with good art. I liked the ending quite a bit but the issue as a whole didn't grab me a whole lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Feb 27, 2019

    Continuing to define great and subtle character work, this political thriller manages to conclude in a satisfying way whilst leaving the door open for a bigger threat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Feb 28, 2019

    I am itching to get my hands on the next issue to see what happens with our fateful heroine. For now, I might need some time to recover from what just happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 27, 2019

    Batgirls shaken at issues end. Scott has put her through some really intense action over the course of the issue and theres a definite tension leading to the upcoming chapters. (The next one comes in the form of a crossover tie-in to The Batman Who Laughs miniseries.) This issue works remarkably well on its own, though. Scott has been doing a good job of delivering individual issues that feel self-contained while building ongoing tension in a larger story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 27, 2019

    There are few breakout moments in this issue, but the overall take on Batgirl remains strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 28, 2019

    Suave and slick! This is a political thriller at its best! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 27, 2019

    Batgirl almost saves the day! If you knew how close she came, you'd be very proud. Why not pick up the issue and check it out? Comics could certainly come a lot worse than this one--and they do! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Feb 28, 2019

    You know those issues that you read where a hero is at war with the tension between themselves and someone they're working with out of previous interactions? Well, lads, lemme tell you"this issue of DC Comics's Batgirl is full of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Feb 28, 2019

    A solid second arc of this creative teams Batgirl series. It is a decent political thriller with an uncompelling villain but looks to be just the start of a larger story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Feb 27, 2019

    Barbara is given some good moments both in and out of the cowl, and there's just enough that's set up for the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Feb 27, 2019

    This issue feels like filler. However, Batgirl is still written like a total badass, despite how lame Cormorant is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Feb 27, 2019

    This story went downhill with each issue. After reading issue #32, the best thing I can say about this series is that Tom King hasn't wandered in and killed/shot/mercilessly deconstructed anyone. This 'finale' fails to tie up loose ends and doesn't feel like a triumph for the hero. Really, it's the midpoint of a larger story; 'Old Enemies' was created in service to a later (less skippable) arc, which leaves me feeling cheated. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 27, 2019

    Unfortunately, the story is to be continued, but that includes a detour into another DC title. At least it's still part of the Bat-franchise, but not one of the better known books. It's a shame if it's only a ploy to juice the readership of that particular title, because it's hardly a sustainable strategy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 27, 2019

    Pelletier does what he can with the art. There is a little bit of excitement in the fight scene but not enough to really make an impact. The story though is just a dull one. Mercifully, it's the last one in this particular storyline. Hopefully it's much better next issue. It certainly can't get much worse than this. Read Full Review

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