Shadow of the Batgirl

Shadow of the Batgirl

Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...not yet, at least. But when Batgirl goes missing from Gotham, can Cassandra defy her destiny and take on a heroic mantle of her very own? Cassandra Cain is the daughter of super-villains and a living weapon trained from birth to be the ultimate assassin. But that doesn't mean she has to stay that way, right? Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...not yet, at least. But when Batgirl goes...

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Title:Shadow of the Batgirl
Author:Sarah Kuhn
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1401289789
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Shadow of the Batgirl Reviews

  • Renata
    Mar 24, 2020
    Cassandra Cain's backstory is fuckin WILD but this is a fun spin on it, and again, great to see #OwnVoices super books for teens! I loved how it's about the inspirational power of role models and stories. YOU KNOW I LOVE STORIES ABOUT THE INSPIRATIONAL POWER OF STORIES!! C...
  • Laura
    Jun 26, 2020
    It has been a while since I have read batgirl comics, so I am not familiar with this rendition of her. And I like that she is Asian. But, I am having a heck of a time suspending my disbelief that a child raised to neither read nor write nor speak, can somehow pick up these skills i...
  • Heather M
    Mar 03, 2020
    I. Love. Cass. And I loved the art style with its cool palette and expressive, age-appropriate characters. ...
  • Lucie
    Feb 18, 2020
    3.5 stars This story was fun to read. I thought it did a pretty good job as a one short/intro to Cassandra Cain and I really enjoyed it. ...
  • Jena
    Feb 14, 2020
    4.5/5 Am I brave enough to say that this is the best Cass appearance since Puckett & Scott run? This is certainly the first time in a long time I've felt the sheer love for Cass radiating from a story. Kuhn worked her butt off to get the chance to write this series, an...
  • Jen
    Feb 04, 2020
    This was a solid "meh" for me, with a bit of "isn't that a tad too violent for the demographic this is being aimed at?" thrown in for good measure. The artwork was inconsistent and it was DARK. I understand that this is the origin story of a character who had a...
  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
    Jan 28, 2020
    Sometimes you just need to read a story that makes you feel good, and hopeful that there is the possibility for people to change and do better. Shadows of the Batgirl is a hero origin story and it was not one I was familiar with before. I really enjoyed the transition from trained a...
  • Angelic
    Feb 17, 2020
    Everything I've always loved about Cassandra Cain plus bonus Oracle, with everyone looking like actual people. Cass is a teenager and looks like one here. It's nice. Everything I've always loved about Cassandra Cain plus bonus Oracle, with everyone looking like actual peop...
  • Darla
    Feb 05, 2020
    Most of the graphic novels I read are in the Juvenile section. So, my knowledge of DC backstories is limited. At first, I did not know what was going on and the story was quite slow. I did like the colors used in the graphics and the variety in graphics to dialogue ratios. Some of my f...
  • Brandon
    Mar 08, 2020
    "It's okay to not be okay." I love everything this volume does. It's just the sort of book I want these new DC OGNs to be. It takes elements of the DC Universe (Cassandra Cain, Batgirl, Gotham) and streamlines them for a younger audience. It's got clever rei...
  • Steff Fox
    Mar 23, 2020
    | Reader Fox Blog | I have never been an incredibly avid fan of Batman and stories centered around Gotham, but there have been several that I enjoyed in the past. Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and illustrated by Nicole Goux, while very different from the Batman-relate...
  • Emily
    Jul 27, 2020
    "Good, evil, hero, villain--these aren't things people just magically become. They're choices people make." Shadow of the Batgirl is the first Cassandra Cain Batgirl story I've read, and the first book I've read by Sarah Kuhn as well. I had fun reading...
  • Tamara
    Apr 11, 2020
    I'm really enjoying most of these one-shot Graphic Novels that DC has been putting out under the DC Ink printing press. I knew of Cassandra Cain mostly from a friend talking about her years ago, so I never really knew her story. This does a good job at introducing the character to...
  • Beck
    Mar 09, 2020
    Kind of a boring origin story, but I really like this version of Cass, I wasn't really aware of her until I saw BOP, and I think this is a more interesting version of her than the film version, it's a shame she was only really the same character in name. I also really liked t...
  • Jes Reads
    Jan 12, 2020
    Pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one. Will definitely be continuing. ...
  • Christy
    Feb 03, 2020
    My foray back into the DC ?verse continues with the latest DC graphic novel, Shadow of the Batgirl. These non-continuity novels allow our favs to explore new stories with long-standing (and new, too!) characters without taking their (sometimes complicated) history into account. Cassa...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Feb 13, 2020
    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: Foreshadow BFF Charm: Heck Yes Swoonworthy Scale: 6 Talky Talk: Batgirl: Origins Arty Art: More Than Meets The Eye Bonus Factors: Found Family, Tasty Business Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting Relationship Status: Is This ...
  • Rod Brown
    Mar 08, 2020
    I wasn't a fan of the Cassandra Cain Batgirl when I was reading her first appearances twenty years ago, and this reboot doesn't do anything to win me over now. I think it has to do with the fact that in both iterations she is an assassin. She kills people. Many people. Many, ...
  • Chad
    Jan 31, 2020
    This started off so slow, slow enough that I almost gave up on it. About a third of the way in, the book does pick up though. The story does follow the basics of Cassandra Cain's story, about how she was trained as an assassin from birth and never taught to speak. She breaks away ...
  • Khurram
    Feb 07, 2020
    A great story, I will admit my biased straight out. Cassandra Cain is my favourite Batgirl. As much as I do like Barbara Gorgon, i do think she makes a better Oricle. She is an awsome supporting character in this book. I admit it is not my favourite artwork and I think they made bot...
  • Scott
    Aug 01, 2020
    "I mean, everybody feels a little weird sometimes. Or overwhelmed. Or out of place. It's nice to be able to talk about it like this." -- Barbara Gordon, to Cassandra Cain, on page 135 While I get that the DC Zoom and DC Ink imprints are directed at the 'tween&apo...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Mar 28, 2020
    Thank you DC Comics for the gifted review copy! Batman is one of my favorite DC characters and you can bet that Batgirl is too. This was one of my highly anticipated. All the latest graphic novels from DC Ink have been amazing and this was clearly no exception. Cassandra Cain was...
  • Gabriela Pop
    Jul 12, 2020
    This was truly fantastic! Such a gorgeous, heartwarming and tender coming of age with the added elements of heroism, which are always fun and obviously what you want from this particular series. I adored everything about this, from the story itself (hello identity, wholesome romance an...
  • Veronica
    Sep 01, 2019
    ARC via Netgalley. Slightly mixed feelings on this one. It's definitely one of the better if not the best of DC's new kid-friendly standalones. I'm really glad that DC's first (only?) Asian heroine is finally in the hands of an Asian writer! I think Kuhn did a good ...
  • Brittany
    Mar 20, 2020
    Shadow of The Batgirl is a coming-of-age tale of self discovery in the form of an unexpected superhero transformation. DC Ink?s young adult graphic novel explores relatable themes for readers 13-17, including the search for identity, finding your true family, first love, discovering ...
  • Kadi P
    Jan 23, 2020
    Much like Cassandra?s journey of self-discovery, this book felt aimless and without purpose. A graphic novel with an interesting art style featuring a quasi-likeable protagonist with an irritating penchant for running away from those who mean well (and there are far too many who m...
  • ikram
    Jul 20, 2020
    1/7 books read for The Reading Rush Although Shadow of the Batgirl is marketed toward young adults, I feel like this book is more middle grade-y for me. The art is super cute and the story feels so light despite having some dark aspects on it. All I could think about during my readi...
  • Cassie
    Oct 18, 2020
    The found family trope is definitely one of my favorites, and this story has one of the most sweetest and precious found families I?ve ever had the pleasure of reading. There was also a twist in here that I didn?t expect? Looking back on it though, I probably should have expecte...
  • Lost in Book Land
    Feb 02, 2020
    Hello! For some reason, it's been a little while since I have gotten to read a graphic novel. I love reading them, I have just been preoccupied with so many other items and usually, when I would be reading a graphic novel recently I have been reading a manga. Anyhow, I recent...
  • Medusa LeStrange
    Nov 17, 2020
    I thought this was an easy, simple read and it lacked depth to me. However, I realize I?m 10 years older than the intended audience and I do like DC?s quest to make comics accessible to a younger audience and their recent efforts to be very inclusive, so I?m adding a star to my t...