Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.6Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

"Blackbird" finale! The Birds now know how the mysterious new metahuman known as Blackbird has turned also-rans into dangerous killers...but what's her endgame? And are they prepared for the terrible secret of what her powers can really do?
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence May 11, 2017

    ConclusionWhile I haven't been a fan of the artwork, I did see some my improvements in the issue #10. I adored how Julie and Shawna Benson captured the spirit of not just the titular Birds of Prey, but also supporting heroes Nightwing and Green Arrow. Black Canary's relationship with Green Arrow and her predicament with Blackbird was a valid reason to include Green Arrow into the story arc. That big fight against Blackbird deserves noteworthy praise and was definitely my favourite part in the entire 'Blackbird' arc. I also appreciate the writers for giving Gemini and Blackbird's students closure and I would even like them to reappear again as they struggle adapting to life without their powers. The writing wasn't cliche or cringe-inducing like in the previous issues. Overall, while I do have mixed feelings regarding this arc, I'm enjoying the series on a whole and look forward to the Birds of Prey's next adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 10, 2017

    A perfect conclusion to the Blackbird arc. It had everything I could want" every character gets a resolution, and they used their bonds to purge forward valiantly. This a book you should be reading, because each issue brings a little mystery, action, compassion, and good storytelling to the table. They tease you just enough without it getting gratuitous. I know with the Benson sisters finally getting into the new oracle storyline, it's going to be an enjoyable ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason May 12, 2017

    This is a fun comic. It has action, and quips but most importantly it has heart. The thematical themes of the Birds of Prey are highlighted in this issue sure it hits some tropes including the obligatory hero vs. Hero throwdown, yet the writing does not seem clichd or stale. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 13, 2017

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10 delivered exactly what you want from the concluding issue of an arc that features a brand new villain. Julie Benson and Shawna Benson found a creative way to deal with Blackbird while elevating the new villain to be an even bigger threat down the line. The dynamic between the Birds of Prey, along with Green Arrow and Nightwing, helped make this ending stand out even more in a week filled with strong comic books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 11, 2017

    Bringing the book back up after a sagging middle issue, the Blackbird arc concludes nicely, and leads right into the next story. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 10, 2017

    Birds of Prey continues to be a so-so book that gives you a pretty straight forward story with not a lot of stakes involved, making it seem less important when compared to other DC books.  That being said, it's not a bad issue and the art really works for these characters.   Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 11, 2017

    I have to wonder of the editors dread reading Batgirl & the Birds of Prey as much as I do. I wonder if they even read it. There are so many issues with plot and logic that I'm beginning to think they don't. If the Benson's could worry less about being cute or injecting Star Wars reference, and focus more in crafting a worthwhile story and plot, I'd probably be a little less harsh. But that's clearly not going to happen, so I don't plan on being polite any time soon. Read Full Review

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