Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1
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Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Batgirl no more? Is Stephanie Brown's brief tenure as Batgirl in jeopardy now that Bruce Wayne has returned? Or will Bruce's homecoming mean bigger and better things for Gotham City's premier heroine?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 16, 2010

    It has been a long time since I've had this much trouble choosing a Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 18, 2010

    Miller has made Batgirl a character that comic fans of all ages can appreciate. Batgirl is quick with a quip, like classic Spider-Man, unafraid of the world around her, like Nightwing, and full of hope, like Superman. The end result is a story that every fan can appreciate and fans of all ages can enjoy. "Batgirl" is going to gain some extra exposure through this "Bruce Wayne" event, and fans that find this character through this event will certainly be glad they met her here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 16, 2010

    Those unfamiliar with Stephanie Brown's past as the Spoiler and her less-than-friendly relationship to Bruce Wayne get s couple of quick flashbacks before she finally wins Bruce's respect only to" well, I won't spoil it. There's also a quick mention of former Batgirl Cassandra Cain, who I can't say I've missed, and what she's been doing in recent months. I'll agree with Bruce on this one, Stephanie Brown has done the name of Batgirl proud, "reminding me of the original Batgirl in more ways than one." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 13, 2010

    I could definitely get behind this characterization of Stephanie as a kid trying to define herself and trying to do right by the legacy she's taken up. I like how the thrust of the plot is about her strengthening her self-identity and, at last, not defining herself by the men in the Batman family. While I think I'll always have some issues with how Batgirl logically fits into Batman's word, this was still a well-done one-shot that doesn't require any extra reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 13, 2010

    It's unfortunate this issue had to come out in the same week as The Return of Bruce Wayne #5, though. Perez truly outdid himself there, despite only acting as fill-in artist for Ryan Sook. The level of detail and sense of style isn't as pronounced here. The script isn't perfect, either. Stephanie's dialogue comes across as needlessly annoying in several spots, particularly early on as she believes herself to be battling Amazo. The point of the current Batgirl series may be to showcase a happier, more bubbly sort of crimefighter in Gotham, but too often Miller takes Steph's personality to the extreme of ditziness. Still, this issue goes a long way toward cementing her place among the Bat family. Consider this payoff to the past year of Batgirl stories. Read Full Review

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