Batgirl #45

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

As Gotham City's renovations begin, mysterious metal statues begin appearing all over town, which leads Batgirl to believe they may be more than meets the eye. What's even creepier is whatever is terrorizing Alejo's constituents. Jason Bard doesn't want to admit it, but his body doesn't feel quite right after leaving Unearth. Did something follow him out of the portal?

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Mar 25, 2020

    I didn't think Cecil Castellucci could hook me anymore with her plot lines, especially not after the dragon. I'm happy to be wrong. There are many moving parts to what's happening here. Batgirl's crime fighting life is coming into contact with Barbara's work and love life, and a new villain on the block with a weird new way of hurting the citizens of Gotham has reared her head. Batgirl might just have a bit of trouble with this one, but check in next issue to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 25, 2020

    I immediately wanted the next issue right away. Castellucci and Carmine Di Giandomenico do an amazing job with this issue yet again and I am loving the direction this has taken. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 26, 2020

    Castellucci tosses around details in the script that both render a story and provide some insight into the personality of Batgirl herself. The art team casts a lot of detail around the edges as well. The story itself might suffer from some lack of originality, but Castellucci and Di Giandomenico give Batgirls world such a distinct style and flavor. Theres a new villain. Theres a new threat to Gotham that goes beyond the immediate concerns of the hero. Castellucci is taking the Babs life in an interesting direction. Read Full Review

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

    Batgirl #45 is a dramatic and at times horrifying issue, full of careful writing and vibrant artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Apr 5, 2020

    This is a fun issue. A lot of Castellucci's work so far has felt like really strong comics from the 1970s. A lot of the story choices and character dynamics feel like that. There's a fun charm here with fantastic art. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 31, 2020

    Batgirl #45 is a book that just feels like it is a bit too by the numbers to truly succeed. There are some interesting elements, but hopefully everything is able to come together better in the following issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Mar 25, 2020

    This issue fully examines the groundwork for Batgirl's latest arc, and the end result is a bit of a mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 25, 2020

    Batgirl #45 is a convoluted mess of a story that is hard even to figure out let alone enjoy.  Batgirl fans deserve so much better than this mix of rehashed ideas and nonsense. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Mar 25, 2020

    Despite having an interesting premise, Batgirl tries to do too much without taking the time to really think out it's explanations or slow down to let the story build a little bit. It does give us Barbara Gordon using her position with Congresswoman Alejo to further the plot, and introduces an interesting villain. However, it's got too much going on and too many moments that are legitimately frustrating for me to be excited about where this is all going. Read Full Review

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