Batgirls #18

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The Saints are back-well, one of them is, and he's out for revenge on the Batgirls by putting Mr. D, Alysia Yeoh, and all their other friends in danger. Turns out they have history from long before the Saints, and no one holds a grudge longer than a man scorned. Is it enough to run the Batgirls out of town?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 17, 2023

    Only one issue left. Conrad and Cloonan have accomplished quite a lot in less than two years with the series. Its just too bad it has to end at only 19. The creative team has done an exemplary job of taking a tired, old setting and breathing new life into it for a couple of years. With any luck, there will be a future for the three Batgirls somewhere down the line. As for now--theres one more issue in June. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 16, 2023

    I applaud the bold story telling in this issue and look forward to the continuation of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark May 19, 2023

    I love seeing Steph, Cass and Babs grow and learn and create a bond more than friendship. This is a proper found family. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2023

    This series has been one of the strongest books in DC's lineup for a long time, and that's heavily due to just how much love it clearly has for its lead characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 26, 2023

    With the end in sight, ‘Batgirls' continues to do what it does best with a deep emotional character-focus which has defined this series as one of the best on the shelves. If you haven't been checking this book out, it's time to make that change, and bring this greatness into your life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 16, 2023

    The end is in sight. The final fight draws near. But the Batgirls aren't going without a fight. This penultimate issue is the perfect setup for June's finale. Headstrong storytelling and beautiful artwork as always from the series' creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 16, 2023

    Batgirls #18 is an interesting issue with a fun plot that provides an interesting idea for the relationship between the citizens of the Hill and the Batgirls. There's really strong images as well and the issue leans into its strengths of relationship and characterization even down to the small details. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 17, 2023

    As Batgirls drops its penultimate issue, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, and Robbi Rodriguez craft a really effective building of tension and character moments for the beloved Batgirls. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 16, 2023

    Batgirls #18 is a decent little crime thriller with solid detective work, snappy dialog, strong emotional beats, and engaging drama. This issue exemplifies what the series should have been from the beginning. Conversely, the art is uneven, and the coloring is terrible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer May 17, 2023

    There are times where the art really shines but there are pages (such as the last page) where it just comes off as flat and rushed. All in all, an okay issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 17, 2023

    This issue continues the narrative started in the last, but it feels rough around the edges. It explores themes of what it means to protect the place and people you care about, particularly through Grace herself. However, it also gets a little lost in trying to tie up loose ends by rushing the story, and peppering in characters who probably didn't need to make an appearance. All that comes together to make the read rocky, and not as smooth of a turn into the finale as I'd like it to be. Read Full Review

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