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Batgirls #8

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

The Batgirls break into the Iceberg Lounge in order to rescue Seer, who’s held hostage by the Saints! Nightwing and Oracle get dressed up and go undercover to help the Batgirls, while also making the mission a date night! But why would they help Seer, the very person who’s been hacking into their network and harassing them? Read here to find out!

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26 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    DC Comics News

    I'm just sort of stunned. This is a wonderfully complex title with fun and touching relationships. The series gets the details right, the details that make the characters engaging and relatable to the real world. You're pulling for these guys! Not just Dick and Babs, but Steph and Cass as well as they are sort of carving out their own superhero family as a subset of the larger Bat-family. The overall vibe is one of positivity, and it's lovely.
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    The second major plot arc of the series completes with another hugely satisfying conclusion. Theres a great sense of momentum being built and a genuine feeling of character development in and amidst the team as the series reaches the end of the second third of its first year. The clever swashbuckling mixes with the dark damage of one Batgirl and the cheerier humor of another (who happens to serve as series narrator.) Its a hugely appealing dynamic that Conrad and Cloonan have developed for a delightful action series.
  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: This chapter marks the end of a fast-paced story arc involving the Seer. I really enjoyed this story. Not only do fans get to see their favorite Bat Couple on a “date night,” there is a cameo from a famed Gotham villain that is sure to delight. As always, the teamwork and camaraderie of the heroes is highlighted, as well as their compassion. I look forward to finding out what’s next for the team. The Art: This issue is filled with lots of action and fight scenes. The bold color scheme and attention to detail were tonally perfect for the storyline and made the visuals that much more connective. I was transported by the art with the turn of each page.
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Mostly a locked-room search with a whole lot of chaotic action, this issue is a lot of fun. How much you enjoy it will depend on your tolerance for Dick and Babs' couple banterwhich can lean a little too heavily on the cutesy side at times, as they bicker about him sneaking advanced looks at their favorite streaming show.
  • 80

    I am a sucker for Batgirl/Nightwing stories, and I suspect that a lot of other folks will enjoy this Nightwing story. Nightwing provides some extra muscle for the Batgirls' current operation, all the while delightfully not taking the lead or pushing focus away from his beau and her friends. A very fun and solid issue of the series that wraps up a few more plot threads from the initial frantic debut of the series.
  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    This was a great issue. I loved the furthering of the plotlines, while still leaving room for a few more issues!Batgirls#8 was a fun, fast-paced read. If you love Babs, Cass, and Steph, then where have you been? Pick up this series and get to love them even more. The relationships between them have grown, which is such a great thing to see. I'm also very happy that there is more to be had!
  • 65


    While there are aspects of this issue I'd have liked to have seen done a little different, like Barbara's interactions with Seer, I had quite a bit of fun with it. As an avid Dick and Babs fan I always like seeing them together, and the couple felt like the highlight of the issue. It was nice to see Barbara take center stage again, and even nicer to have a short arc that really focused on what it was doing
  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batgirls #8 wraps up the conflict with the Seer and the Saints with light (read: low-tension) resolution that puts the saints out of commission and takes away Seer's power (for now). The art style and the story focus are significantly better than in the previous issue, but the coloring is not good, and the lack of story tension leads to a forgettable ending.
  • 60

    The Batman Universe

    In the end, the Batgirls successfully kicked butt and, with some help from Nightwing, incapacitated the Saints, saved Seer, and ensured everyone got home safe and alive. It's a win in anyone's book, and despite the craziness of the evening and near-death experiences, Barbara and Dick were able to finish their date after all.
  • 40

    Comic Book Revolution

    Batgirls #8 is a comic book that gets in its own way of finding success. Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad just can't help themselves with how overly written this comic book. It gets to the point you are left wondering if there is trust in this story that is supposed to wrap up the Seer and The Saints story was worth telling. The only thing that saves Batgirls #8 is the good artwork, when given the chance by the writing, by Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi.

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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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