Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rating / Review: Batgirl #21

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Fernando Pasarin/Jonathan Glapion
Cover by: Alex Garner
 Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Jun 12 2013
Batgirl’s chilling battle against the new Ventriloquist continues—but has Barbara gone too far? How can she carry on as Batgirl? What choices will she make, and how will her new, decidedly deadly admirer affect her decision?
Trent's Rating

I love the development of the Ventriloquist in this book. We see that she may be more than just a spot-on voice mimic:  perhaps telekinetic? perhaps necromancer? ... The story wraps up well, though it still suffers from Simone's over narration inside of Barbara's mind. It feels almost like the story was rushed, and telling the story in narration boxes was the fasted way to get to the end. Though, it was better than the last issue.

4 (of 5) Death Rays


  1. And this story arc comes right after the big nightfall story arc. Barbara is still deciding if being Batgirl is worth it. You are right, with this book and issue 20 there is a ton of narration. The whole title has a ton of narration. She's struggling. I love the inner monologue that she keeps going but along with the horror aspects it can be a bit much. Still it's my second favorite book right behind Batman.

  2. Ha! I just tried to do my first review ever on my blog and I chose New 52 Batgirl for my first attempt. I am loving Batgirl!