The Oracle Code OGN
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The Oracle Code OGN

Writer: Marieke Nijkamp Artist: Manuel Preitano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Mar 31, 2020

    This comes in at nearly 200 pages, over 8 nicely paced chapters, and is well worth your time and money. Perfect for the Young Adult market, with its blend of familiar characters and typical teen themes. Plus, who doesn't love a mystery? 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

  • 8.0
    JS3620 Jun 10, 2021

    Barbara Gordon has always been an integral part of the Batman franchise and her character is something I adore in many mediums. Seeing her get her own OGN from DC, even if it's out of continuity, I went for this book. In my opinion, this is a great representation of how a horrific event can leave a person scarred or changed entirely. You honestly feel sorry for her. Sometimes in life, when we're the victims of any tragic or horrific incident, it can leave us scarred or change us for the worse. In this case with Barbara Gordon, her whole world is turned upside down after getting shot and crippled and now she's not the same person from before. If you have ever suffered from a tragic event where you are the victim, I think you can relate with more

  • 10
    haha Mar 18, 2021

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Jul 28, 2021

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