Batgirl #41

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

After a disastrous defeat at the hands of Oracle, Batgirl must find a way to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. But all the while Babs must ask herself how she can defeat a nemesis who knows her every move before she makes it!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 9, 2019

    This is a solid issue. Castelluci effectively builds the tension; there's a nice forward momentum. The art is cool and stylish. I have minor quibbles and I think the pacing is just a tad slow but it's a really fun issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 30, 2019

    Castellucci's time with Batgirl is only a few issues old, but already it's feeling like the writer has a very profound understanding of what makes the hero unique. The fusion between art and story is also very well-articulated. This is a fairly basic hero-villain interaction that echoes a story template that goes back to the dawn of the superhero. Castellucci and Di Giandomenico give the story enough distinct personality to make it feel new and refreshing in spite of this. With any luck, the two can continue on with the series for a long time to come. It'll be interesting to see where they can go with Babs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Nov 27, 2019

    Oracle seems to be on a path of destruction so fierce that I think even Batman would struggle to tangle with them. This issue pours on the tension for our red headed heroine, will there be any stress relief in the next issue? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 1, 2019

    Batgirl #41 is yet another solid entry in the "Oracle Rising" arc that continues to build up the titular character as a capable and complex hero by bringing her face to face with the dangers of her past. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 2, 2019

    So, the battle for Burnside is about to happen! I could not be more excited. This is a transitional issue for sure but it is well handled. It is all leading to a big battle and I can't wait to see what happens. This is really getting good! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Nov 27, 2019

    Batgirl #41 brings Barbara Gordon a whole slew of challenges that she never expected to face. The story is getting more and more tense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 27, 2019

    Overall, it's definitely getting better but I'm looking forward to seeing what Castellucci does once she's out from under this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 27, 2019

    I haven't read the adventures of Barbara Gordon in a while but I felt right at home with Batgirl #41. Though I jumped in on part 5 of an ongoing story, it wasn't hard to get caught up with what was happening. The story was fun and engaging and the art looks great. Still, maybe not the best place to jump in if you have never read Batgirl. But, hey, you got to start somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Nov 29, 2019

    I can't wait to find out how Batgirl will deal with Oracle or how far Oracle will go in her quest for revenge. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 27, 2019

    "Oracle Rising" continues to be more than just another tie-in storyline, consistently raising the stakes for the main character and her supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Nov 27, 2019

    While this isn't necessarily a standout issue for Batgirl, it definitely continues to get to the heart of who Barbara is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Nov 27, 2019

    This issue feels a lot messier than the last one. There's a lot of contradictions and decisions that just don't make sense, like Babs staying underwater so long she almost dies. The story also feels like it's missing the mark when it comes to how Babs sees Oracle. Instead of getting to the heart of what it was to her, Babs seems to have accepted this machine is all Oracle was, instead of an extension of herself. This arc could be a fascinating look comparing the two, but so far things aren't really lining up properly. Hopefully next month things take a turn for the better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 28, 2019

    Batgirl continues to disappoint as Cecil Castellucci seems to think that Burnside was the pinnacle of our hero's history....... which means Batgirl comes off dumb, nothing is explained and ultimately, we just get a boring book.  Thankfully, the art here was pretty good because at this moment I'm just looking for something to like out of this title. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Nov 28, 2019

    Overall, I just want this storyline to be over. Oracle is a fine idea, but this writer has no idea how to write a villain like this and as a result, is just wasting time, money, and the ink this comic is printed on. Read Full Review

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