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? She'll have to go through an identity crisis of epic proportions to find out. But how do you figure out who you're supposed to be when you've been trained to become a villain your entire life?

After a soul-shattering moment that sends Cass reeling, she'll attempt to answer this question the only way she knows how: learning everything she possibly can about her favorite hero--Batgirl. But Batgirl hasn't been seen in Gotham for years, and when Cass's father threatens the world she has grown to love, she'll have to step out of the shadows and overcome her greatest obstacle--that voice inside her head telling her she can never be a hero.

Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex and I Love You So Mochi, takes on her favorite hero of color for a new audience of readers. Featuring the edgy art style of Nicole Goux, Shadow of the Batgirl tells the harrowing story of a girl who overcomes the odds to find her unique identity.

Title:Shadow of the Batgirl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781401289782
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  • Khurram

    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 chara...

  • Chad

    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 ...

  • Rod Brown

    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 ...

  • Veronica

    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...

  • Jen

    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 unde...

  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)

    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 ...

  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    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...

  • Jes Reads

    Pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one. Will definitely be continuing. ...

  • Lucie

    3.5 starsThis 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....

  • Darla

    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 co...