Batgirl #34

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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When Barbara Gordon confronts her father about James Jr.'s return to Gotham City, the stress between them causes the two to finally break apart. As a result, Babs has to move into her own apartment...but her celebration is cut short when her check bounces! Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out if you really can go home again-spoiler alert: you can't when the Terrible Trio has taken over!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Apr 28, 2019

    This is a great issue. Mairghread Scott presents a trio of new villains with awesome designs and fun personalities. I like their dynamic a lot. I like that Babs' frustration with her father and the mindset that puts her in. The art is solid and overall, the issue is very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 24, 2019

    The latest issue of Batgirl is the opening of a three-part story Scott is calling Terrible. The three-part story is off to an engaging beginning featuring a compelling combination of decent writing, decent art and a very precisely-balanced amount of stylish weirdness. The quality of Babs adventures appears to be looking up for the next couple of issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 24, 2019

    This is a strong start to a new arc that introduces readers to a new take on some classic villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 1, 2019

    Batgirl is part of a quiet revolution of back-to-basics superhero comics. Do yourself a favor and check it out! This is a mystery worth digging into! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Apr 26, 2019

    This is the first part of what promises to be a three-part tale of corruption and greed. The underworld is trying to manipulate the political structure of Gotham city and Batgirl is the only one standing in their way. She on the trail of the ones who have been threatening the congresswoman, but at what cost? She winds up in a tight predicament that be continued. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Apr 24, 2019

    Outside of art that's occasionally awkward in a few panels, this issue is a knockout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 24, 2019

    I don't think this is the best issue of the run, and the ongoing Jason Bard subplot doesn't do much for me, but it's an intriguing mix of elements setting up a strong finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 24, 2019

    Artists Paul Pelletier and Norm Rapmund have returned to the title after a brief respite, and couldn't be more welcome. I am loving their work and hope they'll be around for many more issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 26, 2019

    This is a vast improvement over previous issues. The art is still lacking a bit, but until Pelletier is off the book, it's just going to feel that way for me. But this again, is much stronger than previous issues. Let's see what happens from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 24, 2019

    Batgirl #34 is a solid issue and a pretty good jumping-on point for new readers. I like the plot and storytelling, though some of the internal dialogue may need a little work. The art, for the most part, is stellar as well; a few minor facial expression details, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 24, 2019

    Adecent story, mindful of recent events, that drags a little bit in the thirdact. It's very cool to see one member of the Bat-Family doing detective work,and not just stumbling around like a clod. The issue ends on a good cliffhanger,so I'm hoping the next issue is more explosive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Apr 25, 2019

    What will Batgirl do next? I'm picking up the next issue to find out, that's all I know. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Apr 24, 2019

    A fun, well-paced introduction to the new story, albeit interspersed with some dull subplots. In the safe hands of Scott and Pelletier, Batgirl is a good, consistent series; not always surprising but never frustrating. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 25, 2019

    Barbara Gordon gets herself into trouble with the Terrible Trio, her Father, her new apartment, and her business. Can she get it together to overcome all of these problems? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    waltgator93 Apr 24, 2019

    This feels new and love it! Makes me wish we had Birds of Prey again! Good issue. Just wish we had more from the villains, hopefully we get that next issue.

  • 8.0

    I dig these villains. Never heard of them before.

  • 5.5
    Darkseid24 Apr 24, 2019

    This issue was ok, but nothing outstanding either.
    The villains are pretty weird& not that interesting, but at least the issue ends with a threat for Batgirl.
    Barbara is doing detective works, but not that much happens. What really annoys me is Jason Bard& there might be a love story between him& Barbara in the future. This happened before, but Jason is acting totally different than he did in Batman Eternal& overall he’s just an annoying character. Wish he was killed off at some point. Didn’t like him the first time he appeared.

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  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Apr 27, 2019

    I didn't hate this issue, but this political storyline is just not that interesting to me. Maybe if the politician were more like an actual politician and not a leftwing wet dream. I don't understand this. Batgirl is always trying to say something about the world, but always manages to paint everyone in such broad strokes, regardless of the writer. Part of the problem with this is that you expect us to take this seriously and get involved when nothing new is being said and the character is more idealization than a person. Aside from that, I guess this issue held my interest? There's not much I can say, but I just wish these characters were more interesting and grey, rather than black and white, because it's not just the politician that's li more

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  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine May 12, 2019

    “Until he vanished in a robbery where nothing was taken except for him” So you mean an abduction then? There’s a whole word for it when it’s a person getting stolen, but I understand that that’s very specialist knowledge.

  • 8.0
    ComicNerd96 May 8, 2019

    Scott has my attention, and so does the art!

  • 10
    Lock Jun 29, 2019

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 25, 2019

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Apr 26, 2019

  • 7.0
    JustCrazy Apr 27, 2019

  • 6.0
    mikesbr42 Aug 10, 2020

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