Batgirl #9

Batgirl #9

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Chris Wildgoose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"SON OF THE PENGUIN" part three! Meeting your boyfriend's parents is always stressful. But when by "parents" you mean "the Penguin" and by "meeting" you mean "punching in the face"... well then, you must be Batgirl! Babs gets to the bottom of Penguin's involvement in Burnside and decides once and for all if Ethan is a hero or a villain.

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Mar 22, 2017

    BATGIRL #9 shines as a tale of normal girl Barbara Gordon and all the compelling and extremely regular problems she faces. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Because Speed Force Mar 22, 2017

    Batgirl #9 was a very busy issue that tackled a number of different plot points and different locations. It runs into the danger of cramming too much into one issue, but under the deft hands of Hope Larson, we have a story that moves smartly from one plot point to the next. We'll have to wait until #10 to see how this all plays out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 22, 2017

    Batgirl is one of the strongest on the shelf due to great character work and solid art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Mar 23, 2017

    Overall, Batgirl #9 is cleverly written and makes for a relatable her to anyone who's ever felt pulled in several directions. Her personal development meets her professional life in a way that propels them both, and while she's holding it all together well right now, the tension lies in when those conflicts might come to a head. And all the while, the intrigue of the Cobblepot family is starting to pick up as well. It's a good time for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 22, 2017

    This is a solid issue. The art is great and Hope Larson continues to characterize Babs very well. I'm interested by several of the the story elements; I like how much is going on in Barbara's life right now. The issue is a fun read with solid social commentary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Mar 24, 2017

    At least that confrontation will come in the next issue, but it would have been great to not think it was coming this month. It would have been so much more effective to not know that moment was coming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Mar 22, 2017

    I have to say this book keeps going back and forth on me. I see the angle that Hope Larson is going for, at least I think I do. This Barbara Gordon seems very rooted in a realistic set of problems. More than ever we see her without that Batgirl Suit, and see that like most people she has a million things on her to do list. I don't know if me just not being into the whole millennial culture that why it's hard for me to get into this book. The way the characters are drawn seems very…hipster, and the big bad right now is using apps to be evil. So yes, I definitely feel Hope Larson is bringing Batgirl the 21st century. It may not be my style or taste but I also know it's really trendy so it'll be interesting how the book does going further. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 22, 2017

    The basics of Barbara Gordon's world are reinforced and some more smart phone apps revealed in this pleasantly mundane issue of Batgirl. Some nice storytelling choices and an enticing confrontation with the Penguin save this book from a direct comparison to Young Romance. But it could be, still! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Mar 22, 2017

    We continue to slip back into old bad habits in this title and that's disappointing. There's good stuff here: the story presses forward, the art is delightful and engaging, the hope of a battle with the Penguin looms, the cover is lovely. but Babs Gordon is right back to being a walking social disaster. I really hope Larson has a plan for Alysia and Jo because I right now I dislike both of them for taking up space in this comic. And if we're supposed to be charmed by Ethan Cobblepot and relate to Babs' moony conflict, all I can say is ick. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 23, 2017

    Though Babs's personal life fails to contribute much interest, Batgirl's investigation into Vicform provides interesting twists. Read Full Review

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