Batgirl #44

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

BATGIRL vs. a DRAGON?! Everything in the magical realm of Unearth only exists when The Maker writes it onto his pages. So when he writes a dragon into existence that feeds upon the fear from new love, Jason Bard's feelings for Babs feeds the fire-breathing dragon! How can Batgirl have the courage to defeat such a dragon when courage itself is full of fear, but choosing to act in the presence of it regardless? And when you die in Unearth, do you die on Earth?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 26, 2020

    I was prepared to give this five stars based on the dragon fight alone. But there's a personal element that works as well. The art is great throughout. And I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Feb 26, 2020

    Batgirl's wildest adventure yet concludes in a way that is both unexpected and comfortingly familiar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 1, 2020

    Castellucci keeps the book moving in a very fun way. The art and the design work by Tormey is nothing short of excellent. He is a rising star for sure. I really enjoyed this issue and the turn that this book has done. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 8, 2020

    Batgirl #44 might be filled with beautifully illustrated epic high-fantasy dragons and magical swords, but it is a story about the fears of love through and through, taking readers on an emotional roller coaster that ends with a dramatic twist that no one will see coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson" Feb 26, 2020

    Cian Tormey's art"especially combined with Chris Sotomayor's colors"is the right mix of bizarre and delightful, and make the fantasy aspects of the issue all the more unique. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 1, 2020

    The chapter comes to a close quite effectively. And though it's not terribly accomplished in its execution, Castellucci's story DOES focus on the inner emotional life of Batgirl in a way that makes her all the more endearing for fur or e issues. It's just too bad that there wasn't more of an appreciation for the weirdness of the issue amidst the action. Nana is battling some serious demons here in and out of her mind. It'll be interesting to see where Castellucci takes her next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Feb 25, 2020

    Batgirl #44 is a compelling read, one with an emotional and romantic focus, all supported by vibrant artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Feb 26, 2020

    Yes. Dragons. Fantasy. Batgirl. This is what I didn't know I needed in my life. There was a great plot point in this issue, and we really see Jason and Batgirl work together to find out what love really means. Cecil Castellucci has given us a little something to look forward to in the next issue of Batgirl., and there are so many different ways we could end up going with this fantasy based story and. I can't wait to find out what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    The oddest story in recent Batgirl history concludes in Batgirl #44 with a fantasy-accented adventure that mostly seems to serve to push Babs and Jason Bard together as a couple. If you're into that pairing, you might like it " but it didn't work for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Feb 26, 2020

    This whole relationship between Babs and Bard feels like it's moving too fast. Even with this and the last issue dedicated to attempting to work things out between them, I'm not totally sold on Barbara falling for Jason just yet. It does work to move them into a place where they may be able to become a couple, by helping bring Batgirl and Bard together despite their differences, and getting Babs to start looking at Jason more for who he is now instead of the past, but I think they have a ways to go before starting a real relationship. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 27, 2020

    Shallow writing and wildly uneven art make this a poor conclusion for a short Batgirl arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 26, 2020

    The Unearth story comes to a close, and I can't say I will miss it, or even bring it up again.  I liked the art in this issue, but not much else at all. Read Full Review

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