Comic book reviews Birds of Prey #7, Birds of Prey #8, and Birds of Prey #9 by Duane Swierczynski
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars
Birds of Prey #7 by Duane Swierczynski
Art: Jesus Saiz
This story just came a lot closer to where the Birds live. Which makes me happy with its awesomeness.
Ev was super harsh to Dinah. And Dinah was extremely harsh to Babs. Which makes their hug at the end all that much more awesome. I love them. They are dating, right?
I don’t get why they didn’t nab Trevor Cahill sooner. I’m not sure how I feel about this whole Choke plotline continuing on as Katana said they didn’t have the right guy. I do like that she didn’t hesitate to kill Trevor. Same with Ivy killing that brainwashed guy. Both of them are the kill or be killed type. I do think it’s a little late in the game for Dinah to go all Batman Rule on them.
Birds of Prey #8 by Duane Swierczynski
Art: Jesus Saiz
So I’m really interested in this story from the perspective of a woman who kills her husband. I feel like this isn’t something we get very often, especially in comic books. We have a lot of men who are motivated by tortures/rapes/deaths of women, but not a lot of women who are motivated by the tortures/rapes/deaths of men. There are only a few motivated by killing their loved ones and feeling bad about it. It makes this story more interesting to me, even if I’m not sold on it really being a good tale.
I also have some lagging doubt in Swierczynski’s ability to write spies. Which he must like on some level since he also did some of the Black Widow title.
I’m glad to see the team winning against these psychopath/spies. But I’m a little more interested to hear the Birds get together and have a serious chat.
Birds of Prey #9 by Duane Swierczynski
Art: Travel Foreman
This was kind of blah. As you’ve probably discovered I’m not sold on these crossovers, so this wasn’t exactly thrilling for me. Less than a year and DC pulls out the crossover.
Foreman’s art is interesting. I like how he draws action. But at the same time, his backgrounds look very immobile. His choice of shadows is also interesting. That’s not to say that part of it might be the colorist too.
I don’t like zombie stories. And I don’t like ones where women get attacked seemingly out of hate.
Ev sure does like driving that car through that church. I’m glad that Ivy’s not dead. That was kind of gross.
Follow the Birds on their chase, buy Birds of Prey Vol. 2: Your Kiss Might Kill.
One Reply to “Birds of Prey #7, #8, and #9 Comic Book Reviews”
I have been disappointed in the Birds of Prey. I am staying loyal for now, but if prices and money pushes any harder I can’t say it is not on the chopping block. I think you keyed in on something for me in your reviews, the lack of camaraderie between the women is lacking. It is being played as a straight team book as well. I think that annoys me some. With Barbara always sidelined because she was in the wheelchair, there was a tension of her sending others into danger. She could not go herself to aid them. Having creative ways for her to get around her limitations was often as enjoyable as the action Black Canary and others provided. I am still with them, but I am hoping for some better stories.