Birds of Prey #5

So far, this re-boot series has been terrific! If you are familiar with the Bird of Prey, it won’t be hard for you to jump right into this series. If you aren’t (like me), it won’t be hard for you to jump into this series, either. If you’re reading this blog, chances are good that you know who most of these women are. Oracle, the brains, is Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl. We have Black Canary, who happens to be involved with Green Arrow. We also have Lady Blackhawk, Dove, and Huntress. These team of kick ass women battle Gotham’s (or the worlds) underworld in an effort to keep you and me safe…If we lived in the crazy world that is DC comics.

In issue five we are still following the fight between Black Canary and White Canary. This fight while mostly physical, is somewhat of an emotional fight for Black Canary as well. However, we are still mostly unsure about the real motivation White Canary has against Black Canary, but the end of this issue will surely mess with you if you think you have it figured out. The other plot points seem almost moot compared to what Black Canary is going through. In my opinion she is the most interesting character in this series so far.

What really irks me, is that the art style changes in the middle of the comic. And it’s obvious too. I know lots of comics have more than one artist working on them, but the difference is usually muted, or if it is noticeable, it still looks good. This, does not look good. The art goes from really awesome, to really crappy, and back to awesome. If you don’t read this series, please pick up issue 5 and look through it. I can’t be the only one who gets annoyed at that crap.

All in all tho, this is a superb comic series.

-Lauren

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One Response to “Birds of Prey #5”

  1. John Says:

    I noticed the crappy art too, especially the horribly inked second half. I hope Benes returns soon.

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