Batgirl #36

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Batgirl escapes the madness of Fox's Den only to discover Vulture is hot on her tail and itching for revenge. Does she stand a chance against this bird of prey? Meanwhile, the fight for Gordon Clean Energy rages on as the workers discover the greatest threat to their employment future is Batgirl herself!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 3, 2019

    Batgirl has grown in the time I've been reading her book. She used to be a girl, in her purple outfit with the snap-on cape and yellow Doc Martins. Her new costume (which I thought was a temporary prototype) features a yellow bat-bra motif, perhaps because all the best super-heroes wear their underwear outside their tights. It's indicative of a growth to post-college age, which begs the question: if we've got Batgirl, who needs Batwoman? Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 6, 2019

    Batgirl #36 is a great issue. The Terrible Trio are such fun villains. They're over the top in the best ways but still a threat. I enjoyed how Batgirl interacted with these characters. The book is a lot of fun. The action and the art are very solid. There are several amazing visual standout moments throughout the issue. I like tearing Babs' life apart but with a hopeful chance to start fresh. I love this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 3, 2019

    Exciting and emotionally resonant, Mairghread Scott's final issue of Batgirl sticks the landing in more ways than one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jul 3, 2019

    As she ends her run, Mairghread Scott really has left a lasting impression on the comic and character. I thought this was a great last issue for her to bow out on. How it finished leaves it open for the next writer to come in take hold of the comic, sending it in a new direction if they wanted. I enjoyed the way that Scott planned out this arc, I didn't see a few of the twists coming and that is what makes it all the more exciting. I cannot wait to see what happens when the next person comes in. They will have some big shoes to fill, in my eyes anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jul 8, 2019

    I was very satisfied with this transition issue and I can't wait to see what Cecil Castelluci has in store next for Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 10, 2019

    Mairghread Scott more than capably concludes her tenure writing Batgirl, with a gripping and taut thriller that doubles as a thesis on what makes a hero. It is, in a lot of ways,exactly what DC has claimed to be striving for in the "Rebirth" era of its storied history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 3, 2019

    The creative team ends the issue fairly well too. I wish they started off the series with these last few issues. While I'm not the biggest Pelletier fan, he does okay here. Both of the creators do. Maybe they will work together again. They finally found their footing in their collaboration, even if it's a little late. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 3, 2019

    P.S. If you were wondering, I am still indecisive about the Terrible Trio and their masks. On one hand, I do like the campiness of having the group of villains being regular people in masks. It has that nice Batman '66 feel to it. On the other hand, those masks are way too detailed to be masks, plus I would like the overall weirdness of these being regular people with animal heads. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 3, 2019

    Given how many moving parts there are in a story like this, its challenging to get everything to come together ideally under deadline. The great thing about Scott, Pelletier, and Rapmund is that they work well enough as a team to overcome anything that might be dragging from month to month. Here the action is given its place in the art while the emotion is given its place in the dialogue. Next month it might be different. The important thing is that Batgirl can crawl through the hell and make it onto the splash page of the next issue. Shes good at that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 3, 2019

    While this story comes to a close, I find myself sad that Mairghread Scott's time on this book is over because she's certainly done the most for this character in years.  With that we have some awesome art from start to finish and my biggest problems with the issue is how things have to be quickly wrapped up with the dangling plot lines, but maybe this is just somewhere for our next writer to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 3, 2019

    Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier deliver a respectable and mostly satisfying conclusion to their run on Batgirl. Is the issue or run perfect? No, but Scott has done some of the best character work with Barbara Gordon in years! It's been a while since I've been able to look at Babs as a respectable hero who was depicted as a smart role model, and Scott managed that. For that reason, I consider this a success and I'm sad to see her go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 3, 2019

    A disappointing end to a great run. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 7, 2019

    It's a dark time for Batgirl, but the issue delivers on action, emotion and some really impressive animal heads. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 3, 2019

    Scott has brought about some genuinely interesting and impactful things to her run on Batgirl, and this issue makes it simultaneously sad to see the current creative team go but also lays the groundwork for an interesting next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Jul 4, 2019

    I liked this arc and Im disappointed to see it wrap up so quickly. Scott has a good handle on Barbara Gordon and I hope this isnt the last time we see her take on Batgirl and her corner of the Batman Universe. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Sequential Planet - Joshua Dowland Jul 14, 2019

    Batgirl 36 gives a story conclusion and more superheroic action to create a book that doesn't do much special nor much wrong either. Read Full Review

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