Batgirls #7

DC Comics

Written by Becky Cloonan & Michael Conrad

Art by Robbi Rodriguez

Colors by Rico Renzi

Letters by Becca Carey

The Rundown: The Batgirls craft a plan to rescue Seer and recapture The Saints.

A rooftop chase between Seer and the recently liberated Saints ends with a confrontation involving the Batgirls. After a surprising deal is made, the Batgirls and Oracle devise a plan to rescue Seer from a popular and well-known location crawling with both the press and members of Gotham’s underworld. In order to swell their ranks, Barbara invites someone special to join her on an undercover mission. Meanwhile, Cassie and Stephanie don their Batgirl outfits to do a bit of crime fighting.

The Story: This chapter begins a new two-part storyline in this ongoing series. It is a great jumping in point, especially as the narration does a general overview of the cast of characters featured in this work. Cloonan and Conrad do an excellent job of combining humor, action, and heartfelt sisterhood in this interesting adventure. A prime example of this is the Batgirls’ budding relationship with the youthful Seer. I find her to be an extremely promising character in that she combines the abilities of Barbara with the precociousness of Stephanie and Cassie. It will be interesting to find out how she will eventually fit into the overall story of Gotham.

The Art: The artwork in this edition features a modern styling with bold coloring and detailed line work. Each carefully crafted panel pays marked attention to both foreground and background, creating a fully immersive visual experience. I really enjoyed the illustration in this issue and felt that it drew me further into the story.

Batgirls #7

8.8

8.8/10

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