Batgirls #2

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Jorge Corona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 27
7.7Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Bondo! Bondo! Bondo! With their new secret muscle car and their new secret patrol route, Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown find moving to their new neighborhood-thanks to Oracle instructing them to “lay low”-that much easier to bear because they have each other. Steph begins witnessing some strange actions through the window of the building across the street and can’t help but investigate if the recent murders are connected to them! Meanwhile, Oracle realizes the most effective way for the girls to wear her newly upgraded comms is by piercing their ears, and Cass freaks out!

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Priya Saxena Jan 11, 2022

    Batgirls #2 fleshes out the setting of the Hill and builds on previously introduced plot threads while reinforcing the emotional connection between the three Batgirls. With this second issue, this series seems to be developing an intricate and compelling story with the Batgirls friendship at its core. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 11, 2022

    Between the organic feeling neighborhood and the great lead characters, it's making a strong case for the best new Bat-book in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jan 16, 2022

    Batgirls #2 is a feel-good comic that just puts you in a good mood. I only need to make it clear to the writers, if anything happens to my girls… there will be violence! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 14, 2022

    The reintroduction and reinvention of the Batgirls and their world continues in their new title which is able to juggle world-building, villain introduction, and solid character moments seamlessly together. Every element of the book screams out how much the creative team cares about these characters and their world and how much of their heart and soul they're putting into making this a truly unique and fun book within the Batman-related publishing line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 11, 2022

    Like the last issue, Batgirls #2 is a joy to read. The focus on character and interesting technical execution make it another must-read issue. These are characters you'll love if you give it a chance. If you're enjoying Nightwing, it's the perfect book to flesh out the Bat-verse. It definitely feels like the companion title. They are both character-focused and they both draw the reader in to the world in relatable and life-affirming ways that accentuate love, family and friendship. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jan 11, 2022

    This is a colorful issue filled with action and adventure. The illustrations have a modern and youthful aspect that perfectly fits the mood of the story. I felt both emotionally connected to the characters and transported into their version of Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 12, 2022

    Batgirls #2 is another solid issue. It delivers the same excitement and fun as the debut issue. There's a style about it that lets you know this is a comic that knows what it is… and that's a hell of a lot of fun. Even if you don't know the characters, this is a series to check out and join in on. It's hard to get through it without finding yourself smiling and enjoying the energetic ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 12, 2022

    Cloonan, Conrad, Corona, and Stern definitely have something unique in Batgirls. Theres a great sense of momentum and combustion about the action that feels like it could be great fun if the visuals could only be honed just a little more to allow for more of a sense of modulated intensity. This may come in time as the creative team settles down into a deeper understanding of how everything comes together on a finished issue of the series. The Batgirls are really cool. Given the right rhythm, they could have quite a run together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 15, 2022

    Batgirls has a very specific style and energy that I like a lot, and really helps to elevate this comic as a whole. It's an otherwise pretty straight forward comic, but it absolutely delivers on its stated premise and pushes itself to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jan 10, 2022

    Overall, Batgirls maintains the chaotic nature that makes the series fun and entertaining. The art is vibrant and expressive and matches the tangled web that the story is unraveling. The series does have a few flaws, but they do not deter from how great a ride it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Jan 11, 2022

    Batgirls #2 deftly moves along the series' plot, adding further context to the titular teams relationship and setting an intriguing new group of villains. Dynamite visuals and a sizzling story make Batgirls one to watch in 2022. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 14, 2022

    Batgirls #2 gives us a healthy balance of crime fighting and cozy roommate hangouts. It's what the book promises, so it's nice to see that so far it's a consistent staple. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Jan 12, 2022

    It's looking like Cass will have her hands full with dealing with Stephanie as each Batgirl works to figure out what exactly is going on in their neighborhood. The story, while only two issues in, is definitely delivering for me, and I hope it continues to do so as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Jan 11, 2022

    This issue has some problems with exposition dumping right up front, but is still a fun ride you can read for a quick superhero sitcom adventure with some stellar artwork to really bring it home. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jan 11, 2022

    Batgirls issue #2 is still a lot of fun, but it's starting to feel a little busy. Busy can be good, here it makes the world feel full and exciting. It also has its downsides, like making the narrative a little confusing and risking losing readers in everything it's trying to introduce and explore. Still, what keeps me reading and turning the pages is the dynamic between the characters, the Batgirls are bright, snappy, and just a ton of fun to read about, and I'm excited to see more from them. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 11, 2022

    Batgirls #2 plays up the silly banter and the lack of stakes to build toward a mystery that has no apparent purpose... yet. Corona's art style appears more exaggerated in this issue, further enhancing the nonsense. The issue isn't necessarily bad, but the focus, right now, is on dropping clues about an undefined mystery. At the same time, the oddly re-characterized Batgirls don't treat their situation any more seriously than a collection of middle school hijinx. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 12, 2022

    Batgirls #2 has so many good things going for it that it is unfortunate to see how Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad just get in their own way. This issue is just to busy to make any of the many plotlines it has going on to fully grab your interest. Luckily the chemistry between Barbara Gordon, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain is strong enough to lift up the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Marina Z. Jan 11, 2022

    Cass and Stephanie are fascinating characters, long overdue for a new series focused on them, so the lackluster performance of Batgirls #2 is a real shame. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Christian Hoffer Jan 12, 2022

    Batgirls #2 is about as a frantic as its debut issue. Read Full Review

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