Review: Batgirl #34

batgirl looking over gotham city from clock tower

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

 

 

Summary

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!

 

Positives

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.

 

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning.

 

Verdict

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.

 

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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.