Batgirl #39

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

After learning about "The Offer" from Killer Moth, Batgirl is on the case to figure out who is behind the rise of the villains in the DC Universe! Meanwhile, the Terrible Trio has gained full control over Oracle and is forcing her to cater to their every whim. But what happens when their puppet decides to cut her strings? Could this be the end of the Terrible Trio?

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

    This is a solid issue. The art is great. I enjoyed seeing Burnside again and I think that's a cool thing for Barbara to get to do. And Oracle's revenge is taking shape in an interesting way that I'm excited about. I loved this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 25, 2019

    As closely as Batgirl is focussed-on with the new creative team, theres so much churning around in the narrative background that shes not given the moments to breathe. That would make for a really intimate 20 pages with her. This lends some power to a character who is so lost in trying to help other people that she doesnt time for herself. A lot is going on in her life. The new creative team is doing a remarkable job of bringing Barbaras life to the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 25, 2019

    The art is pretty good, too. It moves the story at a lightning pace yet keeps you grounded as a reader. I think that this book will get even better in time to be a top tier title. I love the Batgirl character and it is nice to see that there is a lot of love and care that the character is receiving from the creative team here. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Sep 25, 2019

    Bargirl #39 continues to bring Batgirl and the Oracle towards each other, while also providing us with dynamic art and moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nancy Northcott Sep 25, 2019

    The Year of the Villain complicates Babs's life brilliantly in this issue, but those problems pale next to Oracle's plans. Against this backdrop, the story adds depths to Babs's character and Oracle's motivation. The art reinforced those character moments, especially for Babs, and served the story well despite a couple of glitches. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Sep 25, 2019

    What an ending… it was outstanding! I really can't wait to see how everything goes down in the next issue. Castellucci has really raised the stakes in Batgirl #39, let's see what crazy things happen next month. Being able to see Babs relax a little bit more and hit the streets as herself rather than Batgirl was great. There seemed to be a little bit of a spark with a certain someone, so maybe that could come up at some point in the near future. There are so many different ways this arc could go, personally I'm rather interested to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 27, 2019

    This new arc featuring Oracle is promising and #39, while not explosive, was enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 25, 2019

    Some good storytelling and downright goofy exposition is ruined by uneven artwork. Long-time Batgirl fans will be rewarded here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Sep 25, 2019

    This book soars when it tightens the focus on Barbara and her supporting cast, with this being no exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 25, 2019

    This is a title with several big ideas that aren't coalescing into a cohesive whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 27, 2019

    The art in the issue is typical Di Giandomenico - if you’ve seen their work before, you know what to expect. I really enjoyed them on Flash a few years ago because the fluidity of their art worked really well on Flash. Thankfully, that same fluidity works really well on Batgirl as well. Add in Bellaire’s color choices really helped enhance Di Giandomenico’s pencils throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Sep 27, 2019

    I have my complaints, but Batgirl #39 is still a worthwhile read. So make sure you pick it up from your local comic shop! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Sep 26, 2019

    This writer has a knack for writing Barbaras personal life but this new villain has, as of yet, not lived up to their potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Sep 25, 2019

    While this might not be a perfect issue, it has enough standout moments to make it worth picking up. Read Full Review

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