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Gargoyles #9

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.


With a district attorney intent on proving that Gargoyles should not be considered people, Goliath will rely on influential human friends to speak on his behalf, including the love of his life, NYPD Detective ELISA MAZA…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Weisman takes a pause on the action to deliver more intense drama in this issue. After dealing with so many plots and plans by the enemies of the clan, a little courtroom drama is welcome as a fan of the franchise. I also like the fact that the series is dealing with the reality the gargoyles face early so that we can see the aftermath of their being revealed to the world. Every issue makes me excited to return to this world and these characters.

    The Art: Kambadais delivers fantastic art in the issue as always. The courtroom drama is as visually compelling as the action in previous issues and I love how the reveal at the end is handled.

  • 80

    Gargoyles #9 is an issue that’d make Matt Murdock blush. Not only does Greg Weisman write a trial (or hearing) accurately, he manages to keep this low-octane issue. Kambadais’ artwork is always best when the set pieces are large and moving, so the art in this one-scene issue runs stale very fast with many of the panels blurring into the next. Still, it’s about as captivating as can be when dealing with a dialogue-heavy comic.

  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    While Gargoyles #9 is lacking in terms of action, it does do a good job of re-examining themes from the show, such discussing whether gargoyles possess sentience and if they’re deserving of rights the same as humans. The characters are depicted consistent with how they’ve been portrayed in this comic thus far and in the first two seasons of the show. How might this trial turn out? And what other surprises might be in store?

  • 64


    The court hearing starts to prove Goliath, in ‘Gargoyles’ #9, and his species have sentience. Goliath’s human allies come to his defense. Yet, can they overcome a district attorney who is seemingly on a mission of hate? Also what are the opinions of Goliath’s clan?

  • 60

    Comical Opinions

    GARGOYLES #9 puts the simmering mob war on the back burner and slows the overall pacing down for Goliath’s hearing to determine if gargoyles deserve protection under the law. Weisman presents a reasonably solid hearing, and Kambadais’s art is decent enough, but this is not a thrilling issue by any stretch.

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