Batgirls #6

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Jorge Corona, Jorge Corona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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With Babs kidnapped and tied down by Spellbinder, the Batgirls have to navigate through Tutor's operations without an Oracle. Can Babs escape Spellbinder's hypnosis before he's done painting her to add to his collection of other drawings of beautiful young women?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 10, 2022

    Batgirls #6 is another great issue. It wonderfully balances some humor with action/ adventure and plot with character. The bottom line is FUN. I can't stress that enough. And, if you're paying attention it will make you feel good as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 11, 2022

    In the first six issues of the series, Cloonan and Conrad have firmly established a fresh perspective on Bat-based heroism that should have a nice, long run. Cloonan, Conrad, and Corona make for a really good team that makes a firm and appealing impression on Gotham City. Its been fun so far. If Cloonan, Conrad, and company can continue to allow the team to evolve in their own corner of Gotham, Batgirls has a good future. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Priya Saxena May 11, 2022

    Batgirls #6 sees the Batgirls defeat villains Tutor and Spellbinder, confronting their own pasts in the process. The past histories of the Batgirls are referenced, but not in a way that would alienate new readers unfamiliar with the characters. This issue elegantly ends its first arc and begins to set up its next arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 10, 2022

    This first arc has been an absolute delight of a comic, exactly what Cass and Steph have needed for a very long time, and the cliffhanger is a great twist. Bring on the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 16, 2022

    Many modern superhero comics are finding the balance between great character moments/depth and blockbuster action once again and ‘Batgirls' is one of the top-shelf examples of how to do it well. This is a book that is energetic and gorgeous and powerful while making the reader feel a lot of things without losing a bit of the fun that is meant to be part of comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 10, 2022

    The last chapter of this storyline was all about intense action and reckoning. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 10, 2022

    Batgirls #6 is the best issue of the series. The stylized art is an acquired taste, but there were plenty of visually striking moments in this issue. The central conflict with Tutor and Spellbinder ends satisfyingly, and you have a couple of moments of genuine emotion. However, Barbara's fight scene was ridiculous, some bait and switch went on, and the closing pages turned into a heavy-handed PSA. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 10, 2022

    Spellbinder's reign of terror comes to a dramatic finish in an issue which masterfully balances three equally demanding and compelling leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark May 14, 2022

    Well, that's one way to get me to keep reading the series. I'm so happy that I get to keep my girls. I have no idea what's coming next, but you know I won't be missing it! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 11, 2022

    Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Jorge Corona, and Sarah Stern saved the best for last as Batgirls #6 is by far the strongest issues of this first story arc for the series. The payoff to the character arcs for Barbara Gordon, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain is all handled well. We even get a hook ending that transitions well into the next story arc featuring Seer that keeps the reader invested in finding out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 11, 2022

    I do feel that Jorge Corona's unique art suffers a bit at times here. Batgirls has always benefitted from his art's frantic energy, but the comic's pacing picks up a notch this issue and the paneling and art struggles to keep up with the story its trying to convey. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad May 11, 2022

    Spellbinder is finally safely behind bars, but his actions did provide a positive; finally, there is someone in Gotham City advocating for the Batgirls, and Grace O'Halloran isn't afraid to stand by her statement. Hopefully, her witness won't be the only one and will provide a path for the Batigrls to get back in good standing in the eye of the public. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 14, 2022

    The artwork and the writing are pretty wonderful in this comic, but for the sixth issue in a row, the story leaves too much to be desired to recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 10, 2022

    Looking at it as a whole, this arc has been middle of the road at best and that's kind of how it's ended as well. There are some moments I really loved, like Barbara getting to take charge, and Stephanie feeling more confident in who she is. There are also elements I wanted to like, such as the themes the issue plays with on worldview, freedom, and social media. Spellbinder's plot quite simply did not work for me. Even so, I'm looking forward to the next issue with hopes that the story will stay more streamlined and focused like this issue was. Read Full Review

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