Batgirl #38

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
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7.2User Rating

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New series writer Cecil Castellucci continues to take Batgirl in an exciting new direction! First up-the Terrible Trio is now a quartet?! After the reawakening of Oracle, the Trio has decided to team up with her and show Gotham City what they're really made of. Meanwhile, Batgirl has her hands full with a real pest problem...Killer Moth! Can our hero exterminate his evil plans before it's too late?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 3, 2019

    This is an okay issue. I enjoyed everything with Babs. A lot of the secret identity stuff was fun. I love that she made a new costume and the fight with Killer Moth was cool. But the Terrible Trio feel like intrusions. Every scene with them was a kind of dull and a little unnecessary. The book feels clunky as a result despite its genuinely fun moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 28, 2019

    Castellucci and Carmine Di Giandomenico are dragging Batgirl through some really, really rough times to show relentless heroism. With any luck, the teams tenure with the character will last long enough to see her rise triumphant out of the disheveled mess of her life in the first couple of issues of their time with her. So far this has been a thoroughly engrossing walk with Barbara Gordon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 29, 2019

    Carmine Di Giandomenico is the perfect artist on this book. I just love his style. He makes every page one that is incredibly exciting. Matched with the story, it's a great and comfortable fit. This book has turned around a lot. Let's hope it stays this way for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 28, 2019

    This issue ratchets up the danger from last month while also giving Barbara and her supporting cast a chance to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Aug 28, 2019

    Batgirl #38 brings two plots together in a climatic way, and time will only tell how bad it's going to get. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Aug 28, 2019

    Carmine Di Giandomenico's art and Jordie Bellaire's colors were gorgeous as always and I really like the design of this "Oracle" character, I just don't understand her purpose. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Aug 29, 2019

    Despite no being particularly impressed with Oracle as of yet, this was a fun and fast-paced issue that I enjoyed reading and Im interested in seeing where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 28, 2019

    Jason Bard referring to Batgirl as a "menace" may be a little too on the money, but this run does seem to have a very good take on Barbara Gordon " at least in the present day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Aug 29, 2019

    There's so much going on with this new story that I'm really intrigued to see how the Oracle part of it plays out. I guess we shall find out in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 28, 2019

    Barbara recovers from getting beaten dowm by KillerMoth and prepares for revenge. Elsewhere, Oracle is back as an independententity and she's already downloading mainframes or whatever. A middling issue ofsowing seeds that will pay off later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Aug 28, 2019

    Ultimately, this issue really shines in the sequences that have Barbara at the absolute center, so it will be interesting to see if that carries through to future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5

    A couple things:

    1. Why back to the purple costume? Don't get me wrong I like it, but she literally just changed costumes and I liked the new one. Was it because it is too sexualized?

    2. The dialogue was pretty dumb in parts and Oracle's AI seems kind of primitive as far as communication goes.

    Other than that I generally am liking this so far.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 5, 2019


  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Aug 29, 2019

    On the one hand I find the new Oracle interesting, but on the other hand I wish we would get the Pre52 Oracle back. DC really ruined a great character by turning Barbara into Batgirl again. I‘m kind of tired of Year of the Villains too, it just gets boring& is a mere copy of Underworld Unleashed from the 90ies without the good stories. So nothing that special happens in this issue. Jason Bard is annoying as always& Batgirl is still fighting Killer Moth.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 1, 2019

    This evil AI is poorly written, there's no doubt about that. Even if you disregard the reality of how something like Oracle would work. Just in the realm of Sci-Fi, it's poorly done. The dialogue in this issue was surprisingly bad. There was more than once where I had to re-read panels to understand what the writer meant. That's Bendis levels right there. The story itself is... fine. I don't care enough about anything that's happening. Maybe make the politician corrupt or something, idk. I thought Batgirl was about to switch back to the old costume completely, but luckily they merged the costumes and did away with the garish purple, and made it look less like Barbie's First Costume. So I'm okay with it... Unless the next artist accentuates more

  • 10
    Jokerman Aug 29, 2019

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    Lock Sep 2, 2019

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 30, 2019

  • 7.5
    ComicNerd96 Aug 28, 2019

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Aug 31, 2019

  • 6.0
    Radar Aug 31, 2019

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