Review: Batgirl #34
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Paul Pelletier & Norm Rapmund
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: AndWorld Design
Reviewed by: Sean Blumenshine
When Barbara Gordon confronts her father about James Jr.’s return to Gotham City, the stress between them causes the two to finally break apart. As a result, Babs has to move into her own apartment…but her celebration is cut short when her check bounces! Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out if you really can go home again—spoiler alert: you can’t when the Terrible Trio has taken over!
Frances Manapul’s cover is gorgeous. It’s a cool design and the style is appealing.
I love these villains. The animal designs look great. I like that they’re played fairly straight which gives the book a weird tone that I love. It’s a lot of fun.
The tension between Babs and her father is interesting. Between their political differences and what happened with James Jr., there’s a strained relationship. I found this dynamic interesting.
There are no negatives worth mentioning.
This is a great issue. Mairghread Scott presents a trio of new villains with awesome designs and fun personalities. I like their dynamic a lot. I like that Babs’ frustration with her father and the mindset that puts her in. The art is solid and overall, the issue is very enjoyable.