Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"Field Trip!" Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day...unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 7, 2017

    Marcio Takaras artwork is more sketchy than I'm accustomed to seeing in comic books. Perhaps if it had been inked by someone else, its better qualities would havebeen muddied behind someone elses vision, but he makes it work nicely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 13, 2017

    The bonds between the Birds are strong and this change of pace issue is not only fun but also heartwarming. Throw in Catwoman and Ivy and there's the makings of an even bigger family. It might take their formal permanent addition to take the inner turmoil of the Birds of Prey to the edge. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Justin Cooper Sep 16, 2017

    This is good self contained story and a good jumping on point book. I feel it gives enough about what's going on to be enjoyable and not confusing for the reader. I think this would be a great book to start off a young reader, due to it's relatability. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Sep 17, 2017

    I truly enjoyed this issue. It wasn't as intense or story arc driven as the things I'm used to but it was a nice change of pace. The issue focused on the simpler and fun campy things about the Birds of Prey. Things are tense enough in the real world so having a mellow, pure, low key fun issue to read was nice escape. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 14, 2017

    Despite these minor issues with the artwork,Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #14 is a wonderful one-shot introduction to one of DC Comics' most underrated books. If you enjoy stories with strong women who aren't generic "Strong Female Protagonists", comics that deliver the perfect mix of action and humor or books that are just plain fun, this should be on your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 14, 2017

    Because the nature of this book is basically a one shot character tale, it is a perfect jump on point for new readers. If you have had any interest in any of these characters or like your super hero stories with strong interpersonal interaction, I recommend you take a look at Batgirl and the Birds of Prey series. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Sep 13, 2017

    Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #14turned out to be a fun, but decent entry into the series. Blackfire is by far the most underwhelming and forgettable villain yet. It was evident that Shawn & Julie Benson were having a ton of fun writing issue #14. I adored how they included Catwoman and Poison Ivy and it was a nice nod to the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 26, 2017

    Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #14 is a slight step in the right direction, although it should be taking great strides. This series has got a long, long way to go before it becomes an actual must-read comic book but, as a quick diversion, it's adequate. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 13, 2017

    While this had the initial promise of being a fun one-shot, by the end, it just became a silly story that didn't really go anywhere and didn't make any sense from what we got within it.  The art was decent though, but ultimately, this is a story that no one really needs to read because it's not important and it's just not as fun as it should have been. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 15, 2017

    Helena and Dinah take a field trip out of Gotham, and I wish I could take a field trip from this book. Read Full Review

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