Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #12

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
6.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"SOURCE CODE" part two! Oracle crossed half the criminal underworld in his early years - and now, he's caused a black cat to cross the Birds of Prey's path! Catwoman's been waiting for a chance to get her claws on this guy for a while... but at this point, do the Birds even want to stand in her way?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 12, 2017

    A year in, this title is hitting on all cylinders. It truly feels right as the Birds have developed that family dynamic. And it doesn't stop there. The Bensons' storytelling is centered around character and emotional conflict. And it's all equally presented visually by Roge Antonio and Allan Passalaqua. Even a new reader will find this issue entrancing. Character and emotional connections will always bring new readers in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2017

    A great issue that Catwoman fans should definitely read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jul 13, 2017

    Honestly, I would have to say that issue #12 is my favourite issue yet in the series! While issue #11 emotionally gripped me with it's thoughtful characterization, issue #12 was simply a joy to read the whole way through. I was genuinely laughing during my read throughs. I highly commend Julie & Shawna Benson for including three iconic Batman characters, without ever sacrificing the plot. Despite some less than stellar character designs, I am really digging the art style. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 12, 2017

    This issue of Birds actually gets me really excited because it feels like the biggest story we've gotten from this series so far and I love the inclusion of all the characters........ even if Catwoman feels off.  The art is great and I'm happy to be excited for whatever we get next out of this arc.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 29, 2017

    Theartwork is fine. Its easy for some artists to fall into the trap of renderingthe perfect female form every time, but to his credit, Antonio avoids theclich. He draws his women as they might appear in real life, with a variety ofbody types, offering veritas to his figure drawing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Jul 16, 2017

    There's a lot to like about the current Birds of Prey, and issue #12 is another winning combination. The series delivers consistently enjoyable stories with endearing characters that you invest in, though at times the storylines themselves aren't as memorable as the characters involved in them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 13, 2017

    Catwoman and Poison Ivy raise the stakes in an uneven issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 17, 2017

    I can't blame the fall of the this book on just the current crop of creators. Since Simone left the first time, this book has been in free fall. Not even Simone's return pre-New 52 could reignite the magic. For true fans of Batgirl, Black Canary and the Huntress, please get some top talent on this book, before the lack of anything of substance causes its cancellation and the cries of non diversification are placed squarely at your feet! Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jul 18, 2017

    In this series, everyone is an idiot. They say stupid things and do stupid things. Why? Presumably, because the writers think it's cute and funny. It isn't. It's annoying as all hell. There may be some who appreciate this as a check-your-brain-at-the-door kind of series, but Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey deserve better. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 13, 2017

    In my opinion, Batgirl & the Birds of Prey is so poorly developed and structured that it isn't worth your time. The numerous issues that have plagued this book since the beginning only multiply with each passing issue. A little effort could go a long way to improve this book, but it doesn't look like we'll ever get that with the current team. DC should be cautious about how long they let this ride though. The book has lost nearly 80% of its readers since the title's debut a year ago… Read Full Review

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