Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
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"Manslaughter" part two! As an illness that affects half of Gotham City's population grows, Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress pick up some unexpected help from Catwoman, Ivy and Harley, as well as some welcome backup from Batwoman, Spoiler, Gotham Girl and Wonder Woman. But as the Birds of Prey grow closer to discovering the source of the outbreak, what they find won't end the plague and might only make it grow faster.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Nov 9, 2017

    The entire artistic team deserve to give each other a pat on the back. Their hard work and passion for this series has resulted in another incredible entry!Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #16builds upon the foundations laid out by it's predecessors. Delivering another issue full of fantastic artwork, an intriguing storyline, whilst also utilising it's expansive ensemble beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 8, 2017

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16 is another outstanding issue. The hopeful quality of the allied heroes and "villains" demonstrates that it's possible to put differences aside for a common cause. Perhaps, it's a lesson we can all use once in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Rafael Pizarro Nov 11, 2017

    The writing in this issue is impeccable. All of these women, from differentbackgrounds have come together on a team and the chemistry works between them all worksso well can really catch the readers attention. Where you have heroes like Wonder Woman andBlack Canary see eye to eye on completing a common goal with villains such as Harley Quinnand Anti heroes like Huntress? It is really captivating to have all of them show sympathy forthose men who have fallen ill without it seeming like a weakness, but a strength that bringsthem together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bad Manta - Matt Granberry Nov 8, 2017

    With a unique art look combined with a great mystery story Batgirl and the Birds of Prey # 16 is a definite worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Nov 9, 2017

    I am very glad that I got back onto this title, this is a book I look forward to reading. I typically dislike big team up stories like this but the Bensons display a deft hand managing the character's panel-time. Also, being a man, I appreciate things like Wonder Woman telling the sick men trying to help their comrades that they are heroes. The women's connection to men is clear: Catwoman is in love with Bruce, Harley doesn't look forward to a city without men, Ollie happily takes on a bit part as bait in the ladies' plan to get a vial of the virus. While male transgressions aren't glossed over, it is clear this story is about embracing not rejecting. It is a positive, entertaining tale that I look forward to reading more of. If it continues to be this good as the story progresses I will very likely begin to increase my rating for this. As it is right now, I'll give it a solid rating, but look forward to giving it more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 9, 2017

    Unfortunately, Roge Antonio's artwork gets sloppier with every passing issue and there are several pages I'd swear were half-sketched layout sheets rather than fully detailed comic pages. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 8, 2017

    While I was optimistic that this arc may propel this series into the major leagues of DC titles because of the scope of the dilemma, not to mention the amount of characters it's sporting, after reading this issue I see that we just have a big problem with a whole lot of characters, but sadly, the problem is already being taken care of and the majority of characters really have nothing to do.   Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 9, 2017

    I'm still waiting for the day that I turn to the last page of this comic and get surprised by a pop-up that says, "Just kidding! The past __ months have been a total joke! The real Birds of Prey: Rebirth run begins next month!" Because this book is bad. That's the nicest way I can say it" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spider-boiMilesParker Nov 8, 2017

    It's like bizarro Marvel where feminists can be villains and not only heroes. It gets my respect for that alone, and while it may have fallen a bit short of what I expected with #15, it is one of the better entries in the run.

  • 6.5
    Herushalaim Nov 8, 2017

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey is a comic that I'm never too fond of. More often than not, I find the message overbearing, with the stories being told taking a backseat, and suffering because of it. This issue blends the message and story well and overall I say it worked more than it has in the past. Was it still a tad heavy handed in its message? Yes. But at least the message wasn't yet another one about girl power. Or rather, this time, the message has layers and is therefore more interesting. I do have a few gripes, however. The art is very lacking and it's extremely noticeable when a lot of panels just don't have any backgrounds. Also, some of the dialogue was cringe inducing. I've never been a fan of "look at this wacky situation we're in" dialogue or dialogue that is clearly motivated by the message the writer wants to get across instead of character. This comic has a lot of that. While I give this issue a 6.5, I still think it is one of the better issues, just needlessly held down by bad art and problematic dialogue.

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 14, 2017

  • 7.0
    JVV Nov 9, 2017

  • 7.0
    RL_Penguin Nov 13, 2017

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