Batgirls #2 (REVIEW)

Jan 10, 2022

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Batgirls #2

With things unfolding, the Batgirls keep stumbling upon the chaos that might be connected with their current predicament. As Barbara continues to regain Oracle from Seer, she also has to help clear the Batgirls name and keep them alive from an unknown killer. 

DC Comics 
Written by: Becky Cloonan & Michael W. Conrad
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors by: Sarah Stern
Letters by: Becca Carey

The issue starts with Cassandra and Stephanie battling a rouge fraction from Saint Simon and his Magistrate. This encounter adds to their growing list of unnatural occurrences and opens up more questions on who Seer might be and if they are involved with the killing and thefts running rampant in The Hill. 

As the story continues, each issue adds enough chaos to keep everyone guessing who is behind it all. Cloonan and Conrad weave each major conflict within each other that it is hard to distinguish where each thread is connected. The balance that each Batgirl gets in this issue is well distributed and prevents it from becoming one-sided. 

Like in the first issue, Coronas’ art is an excellent complement to the story. What stands out from this issue is how well the facial expression adds to the story. We see this expressive nature used to significant effects in battles and intimate moments. Corona also balances each panel wonderfully that adds visual chaos to the story. 

The issue does have some growing concerns with the overall story. As this is a six-part series, it was already starting to feel overwhelmed with everything happening. Having to take Oracle back from Seer, the Saints, a Serial Killer, the mind-controlled robbers, and the secret each Batgirl keeps. The issue manages them well, but the cracks are starting to show.

Final Thoughts

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. 

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