Birds of Prey #0, #13, and #14 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Birds of Prey #0, Birds of Prey #13, and Birds of Prey #14 by Duane Swierczynski and Romano Molenaar
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars

Birds of Prey #0 Birds of Prey #13 Birds of Prey #14

Erica gives this comic five starsBirds of Prey #0 by Duane Swierczynski
Art: Romano Molenaar

I’m really enjoying these #0 issues. They’re all doing a really great job at bringing forward character motivation, and this is some great insight into who Black Canary is. Super interesting that Cobblepot “gave” her the name; though I hope later that we find out that it was from her mother. Way better than the creepy Penguin.

Interesting that Ev is some part of a conspiracy against Black Canary, whose husband is being kept by Amanda Waller. (Not sure what to think about this new Waller. I have to agree with those who aren’t pleased that they’ve made her younger and thinner.)

I like how automatically trusting Batgirl was. It’s definitely part of her personality to trust people more than Dinah or Ev. Kind of funny that they were on the same mission.

I’m really interested to see how Swierczynski works these plot threads into his larger story.

Erica gives this comic three starsBirds of Prey #13 by Duane Swierczynski
Art: Romano Molenaar

After 13 issues, I think I’ve finally figured out what I don’t like about this title; Swierczynski just doesn’t get who Dinah is. Every time he’s writing the other characters and telling their stories, I’m onboard with the title. Then he goes back to Dinah, and I’m just not into it. (Except with #0.)

Since this is Katana’s story, I’m intrigued. She obviously used to lead the Dagger Clan or something. If her husband’s soul is in her sword, I’m a bit surprised that she hasn’t tried to resurrect him. I’m kind of hoping that the plot’s more messed up. Like that the leader is her husband, but without his soul (as it’s in the sword) or something like that.

Ev and the tips from her uncle were perfect. Ev’s definitely the most intriguing character in this story.

I don’t know how I feel about Batman stepping into rescue all of them after Poison Ivy poisoned them. Of course, if I was going to call someone about poison to save me, it would probably be Batman.

Molenaar’s art is super hit or miss for me. Either I really like it or I hate it. He does need to learn just where women’s boobs are located on their chests. They are consistently way too high in his drawings. My tits aren’t on my collarbone, sir.

Erica gives this comic two starsBirds of Prey #14 by Duane Swierczynski
Art: Romano Molenaar

This issue is just boring as heck. I’m not sure how the plot’s advanced in anyway. And I’m not sure what the Condor’s bringing to the layers of the story or why Black Canary would trust him enough to turn her back on him.

There’s too much cloak and dagger with Katana’s story.

All the team elements are just really dead in Swierczynski’s storytelling.

Join them on their journey, buy Birds of Prey Vol. 3: A Clash of Daggers.

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