Batgirls #17

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Nothing says spring like the Aparo Park Spring Jubilee--live music, good food, and besties Cass Cain and Steph Brown unwinding after a long day of Batgirling. But the day turns sour quickly when snipers Gunbunny and Gunhawk appear on the scene...why are they here, and who are they targeting? It's up to the Batgirls to protect their fellow Hills residents and find the snipers before anyone gets hurt.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 26, 2023

    Conrad and Cloonan are clearly setting up for a deeper look into the nature of crime in their new From Hells Heart storyline. The black market arms dealers who serve as this issues minor villains add some depth to the themes that the writers are going to be exploring. Its the sort of thing thats been done countless times before, but Conrad and Cloonan seem to be tackling the theme with an impressive sense of overall composition that should be interesting in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 18, 2023

    People can quibble with some of the decisions made with this series, but I dare anyone to argue that these characters have gotten a better spotlight together in the last decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 26, 2023

    In ‘Batgirls' #17 the girl's new home is under siege by an unseen force, putting them and everyone around them in the crosshairs as they race to keep The Hill and its residents safe once more. A more serious issue that doesn't shy away from a tough topic while maintaining the emotional/character aspects that have made it such a great title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Apr 21, 2023

    Once again we're back in the "What, When, Why, Where, How of it all. Cloonan and Conrad really know how to set up a story arc. The mystery and the comradery have already pulled me back in. Batgirls #17 mixes the normal and vigilante without missing a beat. The cliff hangers are always epic and I still have no idea where any of this is going. I wouldn't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Apr 18, 2023

    Batgirls comes full circle. With just two more issues to go the series is bringing the focus back to Hills and how the team has come to call this corner of Gotham home. It feels right that the story should end where it began with a strong focus on its fan-favourite central characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 19, 2023

    A very solid issue from one of the best Bat-books on stands today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 19, 2023

    As Batgirls builds to its finale in two issues, Steph, Cass, and Babs work together brilliantly to face the grim sniper threat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Apr 18, 2023

    This issue gets back to something I think works for Batgirls: Telling a more grounded story focused on the Batgirls and the people they're trying to protect. Set where they live, and interested in the people they've bonded with, the plot works and pushes the idea that they are one part of a bigger community. That said, this issue has its struggles. Some, like it's lack of direction, have plagued the series the whole run, while others feel specific to the issue like the inconsistent coloring. However, even with those in mind, I feel like it is the start of what I hope will be a strong ending to the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 18, 2023

    Batgirls #17 begins a new arc heading into cancellation, and if this is the way the Batgirls is going to ride into the sunset, it would have been better for DC to cancel the title at issue #16. A potentially taut crime thriller about a mad sniper is marred by inconsistent art, terrible coloring, and a shockingly tone-deaf lecture about gun control from armored, armed, and illegal vigilantes. Read Full Review

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