With the Batgirls’ damaged reputation still on the line and repairs on the Clock Tower well under way, Babs just might have finally found the key to their redemption. Meanwhile, serial killer the Hill Ripper is still on the loose! The girls receive their first major break in the case from an unlikely source-unfortunately for them, the main suspect is among the most enigmatic and dangerous villains in all of Gotham!
You Don't Read ComicsIn addition to delivering an appealingly fresh, new take on the Gotham bat crime-fighting trope, Cloonan, Conrad, and Corona Are developing an interesting new take on the nature of a rogues' gallery. The team has its own little corner of Gotham City to work with. It's a provocative microcosm with a lot of exciting potential that could filter around the central action's edges. The extended three-woman crime-fighting team is a very appealing mutation of the traditional Batman concept. It will be interesting to see where it goes in the coming months.
DC Comics NewsBatgirls #7 is just that kind of comic that always makes me smile. It's that good. It's been that way all the way through the series so far. Fans of Nightwing should definitely be reading this, it's the obvious companion book in content, quality and approach. Seer has been a part of the narrative since Batman #115 and she's finally getting the spotlight. The next issue looks to be another fun adventure with Steph, Cass, Babs and Dick!
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: This chapter begins a new two-part storyline in this ongoing series. It is a great jumping in point, especially as the narration does a general overview of the cast of characters featured in this work. Cloonan and Conrad do an excellent job of combining humor, action, and heartfelt sisterhood in this interesting adventure. A prime example of this is the Batgirls’ budding relationship with the youthful Seer. I find her to be an extremely promising character in that she combines the abilities of Barbara with the precociousness of Stephanie and Cassie. It will be interesting to find out how she will eventually fit into the overall story of Gotham. The Art: The artwork in this edition features a modern styling with bold coloring and detailed line work. Each carefully crafted panel pays marked attention to both foreground and background, creating a fully immersive visual experience. I really enjoyed the illustration in this issue and felt that it drew me further into the story.
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ComicBook.comAs Batgirls weaves its way through its myriad of plots, the book is slowly getting better. The plots involving Seer and the Saints collide in this issue, with the Batgirls reluctantly taking a side. What I appreciate about this issue is that the comic actually took time to breathe a bit, which gave the comic's creative team some room to provide some setup, context, and characterization that was missing in previous issues.
Weird Science DC ComicsBatgirls #7 moves on from Tutor/Spellbinder to deal with the Saints (again) and Seer. A new art team takes over with mixed results, and the story is just serviceable in an issue that's mostly setup for issue #8. As long as you know that Seer has been captured by the Saints, you could skip this issue and not miss a beat.
Dark Knight NewsI'm very happy that we have more Batgirls. I love hanging out with these women and watching them grow their relationships with each other. Seeing them deal with everything going on and trying to re-create a true “Batgirls” team is something I would never want to miss.
The Batman UniverseThe Saints, Seer, and the Batgirls (plus Nightwing) are all convening at the Iceberg Lounge, and there’s no telling what might happen next. There’s no trust lost between Seer and the Batgirls, so we’ll just have to see how they’ll manage to work together as the story progresses.
Batman-NewsWith the start of this arc I can tentatively say that it feels like Batgirls is finding its footing. After laying quite a bit of groundwork in the first 7 issues, it has streamlined the narrative and started focusing in closer on fewer characters. This gives the narrative time to flesh out some of the villains who felt a bit lacking, particularly Seer and the Saints here. While it still suffers from a few consistency issues with things like character ages, as a whole it is an enjoyable read.
Comic Book RevolutionBatgirls #7 is a massive step back for a series that started to find its footing at the end of its first story arc in the previous issue. The writing gets in its own way from beginning to the very end of this issue. Its to the point that the writing distracts the reader from how the artwork is trying to help tell the story. This is by far the most disappointed I've been in a comic book in a long time.