Birds of Prey #1

Birds of Prey #1

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Taylor Sep 22, 2004

    There is one major drawback to the book, the hideous art by Jim Fern, which lacks any sense of character anatomy, any detail whatsoever or coherence. What a shame, because a fill-in from another ex-Crossgener like Mike Perkins or Aaron Lopresti would have slammed this one out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 16, 2006

    After the initial recruitment scenes, Simone offers up a prison-escape plot that's fun and helps temper the super-hero elements with more of a military feel. There's a palpable intensity to the plan and action that's a lot of fun.Furthermore, I'm intrigued by the new character introduced on the final splash page of the first story. However, the escape plot hinges on a twist that challenges the reader's suspension of disbelief. It requires a hard-to-swallow ruse and the co-operation of a player who's unaware of what's going on and how things are supposed to play out. The focus on the scheme and the action precludes much in the way of character development for the new members of the team. I'd be interested in seeing how the interplay among these new players will work, and I hope Simone finds a way to bring a couple of them down to earth. Read Full Review

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