Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool:
B-but, Batgirl doesn't kill! Right? Everything I thought I knew is a lie!!! All red herrings aside, I enjoyed this cover immensely thanks to Garner's radical-looking painted style. The armor and bat gauntlets are incredibly vibrant, and the bloody outline of the body doesn't bode well for someone in this issue, methinks. My favorite little detail has to be Barbara's tears; they're so beautiful, yet so sad. She's going through some immense pain it seems, and hopefully she won't let her rage overcome her. Tremendous cover!
That's a seashell I would NOT stick my ear near to hear the ocean. I would hear an ocean of pain and sorrows instead, followed by this creepy fishlady emerging and chomping on my face. It's such an eerie cover, isn't it? I do like the twisted imagery of the shell, with that great shine look included. The painted texture is a superb for a cover like this, for the shades of green in her face look truly remarkable. That one creepy eye of hers is off-putting too, but in a good way. The cover as a whole definitely grabs your attention.
Very colorful! I think that's the main reason this cover caught my eye, for it was an amalgamation of colors with a tinge of the psychedelic flavoring, and it never hurts having the jagged vines from the Evil Dead franchise make a cameo. The intricate details of the armor and goblet are equally delicious to look at, and I especially love then gruesome vines emerging from the skull in the lower left-hand corner. Pain, struggle, and a whole heap of adventure is what makes this cover magic.
This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down. Okay, I may be a bit biased in choosing this cover because I just saw and loved Pacific Rim yesterday. I was fortunate enough to see it in IMAX 3D, and let me tell you, if you have the opportunity to see it in such a setting do it! This cover represents everything awesome about the O.G. kaiju, and how several decades later he's still a force to be reckoned with. The mushroom cloud in the background is a nice apocalyptic touch.