Review: Batgirl #29

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Mairghread Scott

Artists: Paul Pelletier & Norm Rapmund

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Deron Bennett

 

Summary

In the finale of “Art of the Crime,” Batgirl may have uncovered Grotesque’s real plot, but that only means she knows the real danger that faces Jim Gordon and the GCPD! Can Barbara take down Grotesque before he pulls off a massive heist and ruins the GCPD’s rep in the process? Maybe, but it won’t be a paint-by-numbers job!

 

Positives

The interior art is solid. I like the energy and the style. It’s a great looking book.

I like how much of the story is about the two Gordons and their relationship. They have a wonderful scene together at a hospital towards the end of the issue that it is really touching. The highlight Mairghread Scott’s writing since she took over has been the father-daughter dynamic and I enjoy it a lot.

I enjoyed getting to see more of Wyrm. Scott is clearly setting up a bigger story and I like that. She’s using the serialized nature to her advantage and I’m interested in what this villain has in store for Babs.

 

Negatives

I’m not crazy about the cover. It’s not the worst but, stylistically, it doesn’t do anything for me. If I saw this cover on the stands, I wouldn’t give it a second glance.

Verdict

This is a great issue. It’s a solid finale to this arc that I enjoyed a lot. Scott writes Babs very well especially in her relationship with her father. It’s an exciting and fun issue that I loved.

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.