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• The epic conclusion to KNIGHTFALL is here!

• Batgirl clings to life as her greatest adversary unveils her deadly plans for Gotham City.


Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ed Benes
Cover by Ed Benes

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%
Avg Rating: 3.7
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  1. If I’m to care what happens in this issue, I’ll have to go back and read the rest of the arc over again because I can’t remember a damn thing that is happening. Definitely done buying issues that aren’t bigger picture related (tie ins).

  2. Good thing this a tie-in then?
    My issue is this isn’t the cover most of us are getting.

  3. Bought this mainly, actually only, for the “Death of the Family” tie in. Not only was I disappointed, I’m not going to buy any of the other tie-ins.

  4. Hmmm….I am torn, I love Gail Simone, but this title wore me down and I dropped it. I was seduced by Ed Benes and that awesome cover to give it another shot and it was really improved. I will see how the crossover pans out but I may just be back on board.

  5. Gail Simone is doing a great job with this book. The story she has been telling isn’t really groundbreaking by any means but she is putting the pieces together nicely and making those individual pieces interesting. I was a little underwhelmed by this issue but an overarching story is beginning to transpire.

    And the issue was misleadingly marketed as a prologue to Death of the Family. If it was a prologue, it was only a prologue in the sense that the events took place before Joker’s appearance.

  6. By the end of the issue I really felt that the villain had a point. Three bad guys walk out of prison ready to do evil again. Is torturing them really such a bad idea?

  7. The art in this book is amazing and I liked this last arc. This was barely a prologue but I’m definitely onboard.

  8. My big complaint with this issue was having to wait an extra month due to the 0 issue for the story conclusion, which dilutes some of the build up, in my opinion. Knightfall is such a perfect villain for Batgirl, especially at this phase of both of their lives. How they both went through such traumas and choose to work through them so differently. Where they choose to get their lessons from and who/why they choose to do what they do. Knightfall’s situation and reaction is hard not for many of us to identify with to at least some degree, but Babs, she knows how to see beyond that and do the right thing. Babs is who Gotham needs. Plus, I love all the tie ins from Batwoman to the Gotham Police to James. Lots interwoven for those who’ve been following the whole series.

    As to it being a tie-in to the overall story: wouldn’t recommend anyone buying it for that reason. There is one very crucial page, involving Bab’s Mom, that ties to Death of the Family, but that’s not enough for people who aren’t following this title to buy this specific issue. Though that specific page did alarm me and make me anticipate Batgirl’s Death in the Family story even more.

  9. Wow, this issue shows what a terrifying villains gallery Batgirl has created for herself: Knightfall and her minions, Mirror, Gretel, Grotesque, not to mention her own brother and even the Joker! She’s got her work cut out for her. Love Ed Benes!

    Please check my mini-review of Batgirl #13 here:

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  10. Loved it. Okay so not much of a Death Of The Family tie in but I’m more annoyed that the Knightfall storyline will be put on hold for 3 months while they to the Death Of The Family Tie in issues.

    Ed Benes art was brilliant.

  11. Yeah, loved this issue. Can’t wait to see more of Knightfall. I feel bad for anyone who bought this issue expecting the Joker though. There was one page that mattered. The cover was very much misleading.

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