Batgirls #4

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Jorge Corona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The Batgirls have enough evidence to expose Tutor for his crimes: his underground art gallery of stolen goods. But will Steph be pulled into a hypnotic trance again like last time? Meanwhile, get ready for magical bookstores, a kick-butt fight scene, and to top it all off, Babs gets asked on...a date...with an ex? Also: first appearance of new villain SPELLBINDER!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 9, 2022

    With clever bits of personality emerging from very appealing characters in a very immersive and gritty world, Cloonan, Conrad, Corona, and Stern are developing something very endearing. Its a version of Gotham City that seems to have found its own voice just a few issues into the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Priya Saxena Mar 8, 2022

    Batgirls #4 gives Cass and Steph some downtime within their community, which helps remind them why they became Batgirls in the first place. The issue also sees the Batgirls defeat one villain while playing right into the hands of another. This series continues to emphasize the importance of the Batgirls friendships with one another, as showcased in the climactic fight with Tutor in this issue. The bonds of friendship may be strengthened, but the Batgirls continue to get in over their heads facing the many, many villains of the Hill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 8, 2022

    While the plotting is strong, this is a case where the leads are really what drives this comic. Steph and Cass may not exactly be what they were before Flashpoint, but this book captures their joyful energy in a way no one has in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 8, 2022

    Batgirls #4 is a perfect example of the type of comic book series this is. It successfully recalls some of DC's best series of the past with a broad appeal with the right amounts of humor. It feels like a complete title that delivers the action/ adventure as well as human moments that will keep readers around as they get to know and love these characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 17, 2022

    In a vast sea of Bat-related comic books, ‘Batgirls' continues to stand apart and do its own thing while remaining a clear part of this connected universe of titles. Fans of these characters are eating well right now as Batgirls is truly one of the best, fun, and gorgeous books that DC Comics is currently publishing. It's a breath of fresh air and a shining beacon of hope taking place in a dark and sometimes overbearing world. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 9, 2022

    Cloonan delivers some big laughs and exciting action in this fun chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Zach B. Mar 11, 2022

    Batgirls is an art-driven series to this point, but the budding friendship of Cassie and Stephanie, plus Barbara's protective presence, makes for a satisfying emotional backbone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 12, 2022

    The overall feel and vibe of Batgirls remains really fun, and this issue has some nice character moments. But this issue also has a very dingus decision that makes no sense other than the creators needed to slam this square peg into a round hole for their story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Mar 12, 2022

    How are we already at issue 4?! I can't believe we only have 2 left, as there are still so many unanswered questions. I have no idea how this is going to wrap up! Cloonan and Conrad have a task ahead of them and I can't wait to read it and get in on all the Batgirls' fun and adventure! Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 9, 2022

    While the many other threats and potential plot threads continue to circle around the heroes, I appreciated that the comic actually picked a plot and "resolved" it, which provided some much needed focus to what's been a very disorganized comic so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 8, 2022

    Batgirls #4 takes an already overstuffed story with four separate villains and adds more to the mix. The stylized art might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it suits the neon YA tone of the book. I just hope the creative team can tighten up the story before this first arc ends. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Mar 9, 2022

    All in all, Batgirls remains a fun, if somewhat goofy, series, perhaps not strictly intended for young readers or fans looking for a feel-good read, but it would be greatly enjoyed by them. I am enjoying it, although I will admit that it isn't satisfying as much as I was hoping. Regardless, I'll keep reading along to find out how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Mar 8, 2022

    Generally this issue is fine. I'm frustrated that it feels like the book hasn't quite found it's identity yet, and by the fact that it's stakes don't often feel real. However, it keeps charming me with its depiction of Steph and Cass as batgirls, and I can't help but keep hoping it'll discover itself soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 14, 2022

    Overall, Batgirls #4 is more of the same. The chemistry between Stephanie Brown, Cassandra Cain, and Barbara Gordon is where this issue shines. Unfortunately how heavy handed the writing is during the fight with Tutor is gets in the way of the cool stylized artwork that Corona is providing this series. Read Full Review

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