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The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random, and an explosive confrontation between Batgirl and Mirror leads Babs to question wearing the cape and cowl at all!

The riveting adventures of Batgirl continue in stunning fashion, with script by fan-favorite Gail Simone and stellar art by superstar Ardian Syaf!

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.6%
Avg Rating: 3.6
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  1. Still not sold on this title, but going to stick with it for the first arc. Unless this issue is really bad.

  2. I’m looking forward to this issue. Mirror needs his ass kicked, big time.

  3. The villain and set-up of the first issue was intresting, but the dialogue wasn’t as good. i have faith in this creative team, and i’m going to stick with it.

  4. It’s not that that first issue offended or bored me or anything. In fact I thought it was fairly good, but with this relaunch a shit load of books were added to my pull list. Now its time to start cutting the fat, and so books like this need to really impress me to stay on the list.

    The numbers about the relaunch I am most interested in is the ones from these next couple months, to see if it falls back to normal, or if things stay afloat for awhile.

  5. I’m such a big fan of Gail Simone-I thought the first issue was really solid-I can’t wait for this

  6. Guys, I think the results speak for themselves. See what happens when the one female writer in the New 52 gets her hands on a comic? If i wanted this I would just read the comic adaptation of The View.

    • Holy shit!!! That was one of the dumbest and most degrading comments I ever read. Thanks Ed-If you don’t like Mrs. Simone writing that’s fine but just because she doesn’t have a cock don’t mean her talents are less that a man. Dude, check out Secrect Six because her writing is alot more deeper, character driven and down right fun then most writers out there. Really have you actually watch the View before-You lose mans points for that

    • Really? it’s okay if you don’t like Gail Simone. i mean, it’s okay if you hate her writing. When you start insulting her because she’s a woman. Bad writers can be men and women.

    • Of course, I do like Gail Simone. But if you don’t like her, that’s okay. Just learn not to insult someone’s gneder.

    • ha ha. good times

    • Dammit. I want to point it out, but I don’t want to ruin it.

  7. I’m a diehard Babs Gordon as Batgirl fan, so this series will have to really blow for me to drop it. I agree, though, that the first issue wasn’t as strong as it should have been.

  8. I actually preferred this to Batwoman’s issue 1, so this week I’ll be picking this up again.

    • Really? That’s not a very common opinion. Out of curiosity and not to be a douche, but what made Batgirl better?

    • @jonny I can’t put my finger on why I felt Batgirl #1 was better, I simply enjoyed it more than Batwoman #1. Since the issue 2’s came out yesterday I re-read Batwoman #1 and enjoyed it a lot more the second time round.

  9. I also enjoyed Batgirl better than Batwoman and for me I prefer the artwork and the villian just a tad bit more then that other. I will reading both though thats for sure they were botth 4’s I do believe for me or very close in ratings from what I can remember.
    Plus Babs and Gail always get a step up on a Batwoman any day for me.

    just sayin’,


  10. I loved Stephanie, but I like the idea of Batgirl even more. I have only known Barbara as Oracle in the books. I’m looking forward to falling in love with Barbara and happy to stay on for the first arc.

  11. I feel like Gail Simone really loves the character of Barbara Gordon and I’m curious to see where this is going. Batgirl has always been a nice addition to the Bat comics. Its more fun, less dark, a nice break. Just read Batgirl: Year One for the first time and it was great. Hoping this stays in the same vein.

  12. I’m hoping for a lot from this book. I’m hoping it can keep my interest. I’m hoping it can stay on my pul list. I’m hoping for a fun read. I’m hoping for my Gotham fix from a Babs perspective. I’m looking forward to seeing this turn into something wonderful.

  13. i was pretty surprised by this. i felt kind of iffy about batgirl #1, but this comic turned me into a barbara gordon fan. it actually made me laugh, which is unexpected for a bat title. the fight scenes were well designed and exciting. i’m a spiderman fan, and some of the witty banter made me think of a good spiderman comic. also got a good idea for her character. i am surprised to make this my potw. who would’ve guessed?

  14. There are just too many new books that I’m trying to read since this relaunch to keep reading mediocre comics. I’ve always liked Gail Simone in the past and there is nothing blatantly bad about these first two issues, but nothing has hooked me so far. I would say that I might check out #3 if it comes out on a light week, except there is no such thing as a light week in the “New 52!”

  15. Batgirl is starting to feel like a guilty pleasure. Nothing to earth shattering going on, but the charm of Babs, and the flow of the writing and art make this a worthwhile read. 4 stars on issue 2. The cover is fantastic

  16. I thought this issue was a lot better than the first one. The art is still spectacular and I’m a little more interested in the plot than I was before. Gail Simone is terrible at cliff-hangers though…

  17. Great art but story is just barely above average IMO. oh well it was worth a shot. Dropped.

  18. … it was a bit silly

  19. I am still unsure about this one. I think it might have done just enough to get me to buy a 3rd issue.

  20. I’m off too. Daughter (11) and I were looking for something maybe a little more “fun.” It is okay, but I’m not reading “okay” books any more.

  21. I was lukewarm leaning positive after issue 1, but this issue blew it. The art was good, but the disjointed nature of the story, plus what seems like constant references to Barbara’s injury totally turned me off. I’m starting to think I’m just not a Gail Simone fan.

  22. I too, like many of you, miss Steph, but Babs has really stepped up and showed me that even though I will miss Stephanie, I will not miss Batgirl. So far, so good! Keep it up Gail!

  23. The whole roommate convo about an abusive bf and then borrowing a dress for date seemed was not done well. It rubbed me the wrong way for some reason.

  24. Like everyone else I’ll stay with i until the first arc is over. After that who knows.

  25. Gail Simone delivers again. I’m hooked. It’s an awesome start to what will hopefully be a great series.

  26. Not really sure about whatt to do with this book. Both issues were okay, but nothing more than that. The ‘miracle’ is just lame, I need some better explanation. The roommate is not very interesting. The villain’s boring to me too. I think I’ll just drop it. There are much better books on the stands than this imo….

    • This last issue seemed better than #1. I’ll let the arc play out before I make my final judgment. I do like the villain though, cheesy as the whole “Mirror” bit is, he’s a likeable bad guy.

  27. Still on the fence with this book. I enjoyed it but not sure if I liked it enough to keep on my too long pull list.

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