Batgirl Annual #1
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Batgirl Annual #1

Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 13
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Batgirl and Supergirl must team up to break into Arkham Asylum! In this all-new Rebirth annual Batgirl must seek Supergirl's help to solve a mystery that leads them to the heart of the most insane insane asylum there is! But what they discover - and who they discover - in Arkham will lead to a much, much bigger story!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 29, 2017

    This is a great issue. I wish we didn't save this format for just the annuals; I like issues that have more than one story. It's a lot of fun and shows a variety of different talent. I also like that we get essentially a stand-alone story with Ayala's section. That's also too uncommon in modern comics. The writing in both stories is top notch with wonderful dialogue and interesting plots. I want to see a Larson Supergirl story now really badly and there should clearly be a Batgirl/Supergirl team up series because this was inspired. The art from both teams is fantastic with different and unique styles that both work really well. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 3, 2017

    This really is a prologue to a bigger storyline. But I loved it. Every bit. So much fun! An evil Cadmus! And a new Psi! Batgirl and Supergirl! Together again for the first time! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Mar 29, 2017

    I've always loved any team-up with Batgirl and Supergirl. If you love either character, or you're like me and love both, I recommend picking this one up. The stories are interesting, the dialogue between the dynamic-girl-duo is great, and you get to meet some new enemies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 29, 2017

    Overall these two stories are a lot of fun. With one driving the story forward for Supergirl #9 and the other being a good backup story from the past. This is an easy pickup for fans of both Batgirl and Supergirl, even if you're not this is still worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Mar 30, 2017

    Batgirl Annual #1 brings two fun-filled stories that make this comic worth its $4.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Mar 29, 2017

    Overall, two short stories of friendship showing value of both the super-powered and non-powered varieties make for a warm read. They also make me look forward to both individual series as they continue in Supergirl #9 and Batgirl #10, on shelves in April. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 29, 2017

    As I leap into the next few months of Batgirl/Supergirl goodness over in Karas title, Im warmed and intrigued by the start here from Larson and Miranda. It can often be hard to make Annuals matter and equally hard to retread a history thats been in the drawer for so many years. But some things are meant to be. Kara and Babs side-by-side in friendship and fighting is definitely one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Mar 29, 2017

    Recommended to fans of either Batgirl or Supergirl, or anyone looking for a fun and light superhero romp. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Brandon Guerrero Mar 29, 2017

    A long awaited team-up with some overall positive results as we see Kara and Barbara build a potential friendship. Larson and Ayala's writing for each story builds towards a consistent theme of the importance of friendship and support. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Charlie Wylie Jun 22, 2017

    As far as annuals go, this was a pretty good one. It had a story that actually furthered the plot of a main story and it also had a nice backup that had good character moments for Babs and Alysia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 3, 2017

    I enjoy both of the stories in this issue, and I really like the thematic carry-over of friendship (a new friend in Supergirl, an established one in Alysia) through the issue. Batgirl is very resourceful, smart and heroic throughout, which is a double-win. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 29, 2017

    A fun issue that reminds us Batgirl's fun and friendly personality is a huge part of her appeal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Mar 31, 2017

    Overall, this is still a very strong annual that's absolutely worth checking out. While one story is better than the other, they play off each other very well, as they're essentially two completely different kinds of team-ups. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Mar 30, 2017

    Annuals are usually a little something extra, more pages, and special one off storylines. This annual fits the formula as it is two stories in one comic. And the first story in the annual guest stars Supergirl, and fittingly is titled World's Finest. A nice homage and call out to the classic Batman/Superman team up series by that name. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 29, 2017

    Neither of the stories are essential reading " threads from the first story will be continued in Supergirl #9 " but this was a good use of the annual setup to deliver two fun Batgirl tales. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 29, 2017

    A couple of decent but milquetoast stories make for a fairly limp Annual. The team-up we've all been waiting for winds up a bit disappointing, but is still promising. Or maybe my self-delusion is as strong as ever. In any case, there are better ways to burn through five bucks in this world. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 30, 2017

    This issue features the first team-up between Batgirl and Supergirl in current DC continuity, which is just one more reason why Rebirth needed to happen in the first place. Unfortunately, the main story doesn't do a whole lot with that dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 30, 2017

    Setting up the next Supergirl story arc and shoring up Babss personal life, this Batgirl Annual isnt quite as interesting as the last one, but still fun. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Mar 30, 2017

    This one's a big fail for me on a number of fronts: the baited marketing, the lackluster stories, and maybe especially Barbara Gordon, genius Batgirl, recast as bumbling dwidiot. DC seems to keep wanting to tell us that Batgirl isn't as smart as we expect her to be, but I can't for the life of me figure out why. Save your shekels. This one may entertain the Burnside fans and people who like Babs Gordon's life to be rife with personal drama, but it's a snoozer for a superhero comic and really only has some occasionally nice high-energy art going for it in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Mar 29, 2017

    In conclusion, this was an annual, so since it isn’t really part of the main story. However it doesn’t make the case for more Batgirl and Supergirl team-ups, which is something I would really like. I did find a few cases where they had teamed up, but never for long and only at random times. Read Full Review

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