Batgirls #14

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Jonathan Case Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
9.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

This is a special all-silent issue of Batgirls featuring Cassandra Cain as she mourns her bestie, Steph Brown Batgirl, who was kidnapped by her own dad! If Cass doesn't act fast, she might lose Steph it's a good thing she has a single clue about where Cluemaster might've taken Steph from when Cass was still body-swapped with her...

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 18, 2023

    ‘Batgirls' has been a character-rich emotional roller coaster since the very first issue and that gets taken up by like a hundred in this powerful heartwrenching issue, which silently hinges on the core best friend relationship of this series. A colorful gorgeous throwback feeling issue, this is one that will easily go down as a classic and be talked about for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Jan 17, 2023

    Even without the use of dialogue Cloonan, Conrad and triple threat artist Jonathan Case deliver an emotional, pulse-pounding experience. Batgirls #14 a masterclass in visual storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 24, 2023

    Batgirls #14 gives readers the "silent treatment in a a unique chapter of the current story arc that began in Batgirls 2022 Annual. The story is an emotional journey, but Jonathan Case does a stellar job in his storytelling and coloring. It's a special issue that will be even more significant when this story wraps up. It can also be enjoyed as a one-off, and it's hard to imagine it not drawing new readers in who are checking out the title for the first time! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jan 18, 2023

    Batgirls #14 is my favorite issue of the series so far. There are so many special things about it, but the fact we get to focus on one of the Batgirls is a major part. I hope we see issues like this for the other girls on the team. Seeing something from their unique point of view. Definitely don't miss this one, and after yet another outstanding cliffhanger I won't be missing the next one either. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 18, 2023

    The fourteenth issue of the series feels like a perfect point for a silent issue. That being said, its difficult to imagine how its going to fit into the overall rhythm of the series. At first glance, its woven pretty cleverly into the ongoing composition of the story. When it shows up in the eventual trade paperback, it might feel like a bit of a sudden lurch in tone and style between the thirteenth and fifteenth issues. On its own, though, its a lot of fun. Conrad and Cloonan manage something thats almost clever enough in rendering a coherent story that it could serve as a good place for new readers to jump on. The best silent issue kind of needs to be able to do this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Boyd Jan 17, 2023

    'Batgirls' #14 is a masterclass in all that comics can be and a testament that sometimes less is more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 17, 2023

    Jonathan Case, the guest artist on this arc, does an amazing job of creating unique fight scenes, particularly a dazzling battle on a suspension bridge far above Gotham where Cass comes under assault by close to a hundred ninjas. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jan 17, 2023

    I was very impressed with the amount of care taken and I must say, this is my favorite episode of the series. I eagerly await what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jan 18, 2023

    Cloonan, Conrad, and Case - the three "Cs of Batgirls - have crafted a truly excellent issue of Batgirls that should stand out in the history of Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Christian Hoffer Jan 18, 2023

    This is a great issue that uses Jonathan Case's artwork to tell a great story, with Cass (who is usually the butt-kicker of the Batgirls) trying to use her detective skills instead. Case uses a more stylized and energetic aesthetic, with Cass's eyes doing most of the emoting on a backdrop of a detail-light costume. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jan 18, 2023

    All in all, I wanted this issue to be an emotional look at Cass and Steph's relationship, something that continues the theme we've seen played out over the last few issues, and while it does continue that idea, it doesn't quite land the way I wanted it to here. The balance between investigation, action, and emotional elements felt off here, as it saved the emotional beats for much later in the story than it should have. While I generally enjoy silent comics, this one really didn't hit home for me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    KittyNone Feb 7, 2023

    Silent issues are notoriously hard to pull off, and even harder to find a good reason for (remember when Marvel mandated a whole month of them and no one could make it worth the bother except Morrison/Quitely?) so massive credit to all involved for pulling it off so well. Particular credit goes to Jonathan Case, who turned in some truly incredible work on the art and colors this issue. I've enjoyed Batgirls in general, but this is just on another level; this comic was like ordering fast food and finding out they sent you filet mignon

  • 10
    Toonstrack Feb 1, 2023

    This is an absolutely masterful execution of the comics medium.

    The only bad reviews on this issue are trolls. This is one of the best issues of the year from DC.

    Do NOT miss this issue

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 25, 2023

    The art here is spectacular, and my biggest issue with this run has been that the dialogue and narration never knows where to stop, so a silent issue works very well.

  • 7.5
    myconius Jan 24, 2023

    This has been on of the (VERY) few monthly titles by DC that's actually been enjoyable.

  • 7.5
    Quinn Jan 24, 2023

    This was a pretty good issue. Cass has never been what you would call verbal, so showing her investigate without talking works. More importantly, we are shown the work, and we see that she is smart. Non-verbal doesn’t mean dumb. (See what I did there.)

    I also liked that we read the notes. Normally dialogue-less issues are a quick read, but reading coroner reports and the like to give us exposition is a nice work-around, so you get value for the money.

    I did think that Cass guessing Steph’s location was a little too easy, but it’s. 22 page book, so there is a limit in terms of space, so this is a real nitpick.

    This issue is much stronger than the Steph as Cass issue. The work flows we see real charact more

  • 1.0
    hesfkshgf Jan 22, 2023

    Cloonrad sucks

  • 10
    wesshamu Jan 26, 2023

  • 8.5
    Sidowski Jul 13, 2023

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Jan 21, 2023

  • 5.5
    Lovecomics777 Mar 30, 2023

  • 2.0
    Halodystroyer44 Jan 25, 2023

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