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Batgirls #10

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

Steph has a…date?!

With an actual boy?

Well this calls for a celebration… or a trip to the zoo!

The Batgirls and Steph’s dreamy love interest are in for a day of monkey business but all that monkeying around ends when they’ve got henchmen on their tails!

Meanwhile, Babs is one step closer to tracking down the Hill Ripper – too bad all it took was yet another homicide.

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28 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    he gradual development of ensemble conflict and setting makes Batgirls one of DCs better-balanced books. Conrad and Cloonan have found a compatible artist in Googe, who has a style so similar to the seriess original artist that the visual world of the series doesnt feel at all inconsistent across the first ten issues. It doesnt hurt that the seriess original artist (Jorge Corona) continues to do such a good job with the covers every month.
  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 93

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The second chapter of this storyline is fun and interesting. Not only do two of the Batgirls have cool romantic interactions, we are reintroduced to an old friend of Barbara’s, as well as a surprising but familiar villain. As always, I enjoy the narration, especially the pop culture nods sprinkled throughout the issue. Here’s looking at you well place coffee mug. I also really like watching the relationship between Barbara and Dick. Overall, I really like where this story is going, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. The Art: The illustrations are done in a modern comic book styling. The line work and coloring are youthful and energetic. And I found the attention to detail provides for a connective reading experience.
  • 90


    ‘Batgirls' continues to capture a sort of old-school comic feeling mixed with a lot of modern sensibilities as it gives the main characters the spotlight that they truly deserve. A colorful, fun, emotional, silly, serious, and human feeling series that is a true delight to open up every single month. Anyone that is a fan of comic books should be picking this series up because it's pure comic book goodness.
  • 90

    Batgirls has really hit its stride as of late. It has figured out how to balance its three co-leads, remain relevant within the wider Batman line of books, and continue to tell good stories about a group of good, under-serviced characters. At this point, Batgirls is becoming the comic that everyone hoped it would be when it was first announced. The series may have taken a little longer than people had hoped, but it's still become one of the most consistently excellent books in DC's catalog.
  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad have been amazing this whole time, keeping the reader on their toes with twists and turns. I can’t wait till we get all the answers. OH, THE FEELINGS.
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    None of this stuff is bad, but it feels a little genericwhile Cass and Steph bring such electric energy to every single one of their scenes. They might be the only DC teen heroes who are actually allowed to feel like teens at the moment, and that helps this book stand out from the crowd. It should stick to its strengths.
  • 70


    This arc so far is working much better for me than some of the other ones. It's focused, and feels well balanced between characters and mystery. The art fits well with the story, and helps add to the feeling that this is something the teenage version of myself would have enjoyed very much. Overall, I think the series is successfully telling a fun, engaging story this time around.
  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batgirls #10 amps up the middle school YA shenanigans and turns down the dramatic tension in the Batgirls' search for a killer. The art is fine, and the plot makes a mild amount of progress, but the corny, childish dialog may be off-putting for some, and the leisurely pace prevents creating any excitement or anticipation.
  • 65

    The Batman Universe

    The games don't end, and it's now apparent to the three best friends that Killer Moth is one of their primary suspects in this new string of events, but the identity of the second mysterious person is yet to be revealed. The ride is just getting started!
  • 40

    Comic Book Revolution

    Batgirls #10 is the point in this series that I just must tap out. While I'm a big fan of Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown I've come to terms that this series is just not for me. For those enjoying this series I am happy for you and I'm okay with Batgirls #10 being the final issue I read of Cloonan and Conrad's run.

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About the Author: Becky Cloonan

Becky Cloonan (born 23 June) is an American comic book creator, known for work published by Tokyopop and Vertigo. In 2012 she became the first female artist to draw the main Batman title for DC Comics.

Early life

Becky Cloonan was born in Pisa, Italy. She attended New York’s School of Visual Arts.


Cloonan and her friends produced a comics anthology that they called Meathaus.

Cloonan created minicomics as a member of the Meathaus collective before collaborating with Brian Wood on Channel Zero: Jennie One in 2003. Since then, her profile (and workload) has steadily risen; her best-known work to date has been the twelve-issue comics series Demo (2004), also with Wood. Wizard named Demo its 2004 Indie of the Year. The series was also nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2005, for Best Limited Series and Best Single Issue or One-Shot (the latter of which was for Demo #7, “One Shot, Don’t Miss”).

Cloonan’s first solo graphic novel, East Coast Rising Volume 1, was released by Tokyopop in 2006. East Coast Rising: Volume 1 marked Cloonan’s third Eisner Award nomination in 2007, this time for Best New Series. She also collaborated with writer Steven T. Seagle on the Vertigo Comics series American Virgin, which was cancelled with the 23rd issue. In 2012 she became the first woman to draw the main Batman title.

In 2013, she did the art for the series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which is written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon. In 2014/2015, she also co-created and did cover art and stories for Gotham Academy from DC Comics.

In 2015, she was voted #3 of the top 50 female comics artists of all-time. She was also one of only two creators to make the list as both writer and artist, voted #14 among all-time top writers.

In 2017, Cloonan was one of several artists participating in the Pow! Wow! Worcester festival, the purpose of which was to bring large public murals to buildings throughout Worcester, Massachusetts. Cloonan painted her mural, which she completed on Labor Day, on the building housing the comic shop That’s Entertainment.

In July 2021, DC Comics announced that Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad would co-write Batgirls, a new series which would focus on Barbara Gordon’s mentorship of Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown. The debut issue was released on December 14, 2021, and garnered a positive review from Dustin Holland of

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