The Oracle Code #1
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The Oracle Code #1

Writer: Marieke Nijkamp Artist: Manuel Preitano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults, 6" x 9"
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon's first mystery: herself.
After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed below the waist, Barbara Gordon must undergo physical and mental rehabilitation at Arkham Center for Independence. She must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Strange sounds escape at night while patients start to go missing.
Is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Or does Barbara actually hear voices co more

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 11, 2020

    Marieke Nijkamp has written many stories featuring disabled lead characters before " a rarity in YA lit " but she deserves to have this be the book that catapults her into the stratosphere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Mar 10, 2020

    The Oracle Codeis everything I wanted and hoped it would be. It does Oracle justice and ground Barbara in a way that feels relatable and real. This is a must-read for fans of Barbara Gordon but more importantly, this is a must-read for disabled fans. I truly believe this book is for us and because of that, I will always treasure it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 1, 2020

    By the end of the book, Barbara gets what she needs but not in an expected way. The writing is excellent and taut. The art is pretty damn good as well. This is another excellent graphic novel from DC Ink. Well done again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 24, 2020

    'The Oracle Code' is a brilliant and heartfelt YA reimagining of Barbara Gordon's heroic journey. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Stella Bowman Mar 10, 2020

    Try as I may, it is difficult to have anything but a split mind about this book. It is an important and necessary story that brings representation to a group that has been without representation for so long. My main concern is that this is Barbara Gordon in name only, and the literal and symbolic importance of "Oracle" is not explained. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jess Roth Mar 10, 2020

    Now, disabled people are not a monolith and I acknowledge my expectations for this book were astronomical. If you think you or someone you know might be able to glean something from The Oracle Code, please pick it up because it could make all the difference in the world to someone who wants to be seen and heard. It's really hard for me to rate this, let's be honest, but the art and colours give it at least two extra points, so make of that what you will. Read Full Review

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