Birds Of Prey #6

Birds Of Prey #6

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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You've never felt better. You're eating right, sleeping soundly, kicking butt at work. But there's one tiny problem. You're being hunted through the streets of Gotham City by five women who seem dead-set on sticking you with syringes and even chopping your head off with a sword. But listen, buddy you don't understand. These women? The so-called Birds of Prey? They're the only things standing between you and instant death, triggered by some creepy guy who's been secretly controlling your mind for a year now

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 20, 2012

    Javier Pina fills in for Jesus Saiz on this issue and does an adequate job filling Saiz's shoes. I will admit being disappointed when I saw a name other Saiz's on the front cover, but Pina outshone my expectations admirably. Pina does a good job modifying his art style to flow with Saiz so that the tone of the issue is not a dramatic change of pace and the issue fits nicely with it's predecessors. Some panels are not as crisp as others, to the point of characters not having faces in one in particular, but overall the pencils and script compliment each other well. This is another solid issue in what has been one of the best of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 20, 2012

    Still a lot of fun, despite a few minor shortcomings, and no matter what happens, this will always be the best all-female team book on the market"seeing as how it may be the only one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 15, 2012

    Another good issue from Birds of Prey. We finally got some explanation as to how Choke and the cleaners work, and it seems like the fight next issue is going to be interesting based on what Choke said. One thing I didn't like about the issue is how it opened. It really didn't address the ending to the last issue until about half way through, which was just weird until I got to that point. Those first pages I'm sitting here wondering "wait, so are we going to address the ending to the last one?" Not a big deal, because I mean, they did, just didn't care for that storytelling device. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 15, 2012

    Javier Pina steps in as artist this month and more or less retains the tone of the book that regular artist Jesus Siaz had established. His characters are spot on in terms of physical appearance, and even the inking style, though a bit flat, manages to stay in line with Saiz. The one big drawback of the artwork is the severe lack of background detail; oftentimes the backgrounds suffer from a bland and sterile quality that does little to make this issue as visually interesting as it's begging to be. However, the great facial and body work is a bright side. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 20, 2012

    It's unfortunate Saiz is absent for this pinnacle moment for the story arc, as his attention to detail and flair would have helped with delivering a more powerful issue. As is, the art doesn't feel worthy of the story Swierczynski has set up and ultimately makes "Birds of Prey" #6 a bit of a let down from the fantastic and powerful series presented in the last five issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Feb 20, 2012

    Although I can see that long time fans of these characters might be enjoying the book, it seems that the rearranging of the art team might have been too sudden or thrown this book for a loop. The shakeup definitely put the Birds of Prey on unlevel ground and, unfortunately, they are going to need it for the next issue and if this title wants to stay relevant. Read Full Review

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