Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #17

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
6.3Critic Rating
4.6User Rating

"MANSLAUGHTER" finale! A mysterious plague has infected all the men in Gotham City! The Birds of Prey have united the city's female heroes to stop whoever's behind this manfluenza, but even their combined might may not be enough to defeat the Daughters of Gotham and their mysterious leader, Patient Zero. They'll have to act quickly if they want to save Batman and the men of Gotham before they succumb and the virus spreads far beyond the city limits.
RATED T

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 14, 2017

    Men! Women! They have to live together! And, the Birds of Prey and friends figure out how to stop the slaughter of the men in Gotham City through the classic example of pulling together for a common cause. There is a true hopefulness in this issue that is only matched by the characterization that gets us there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Dec 16, 2017

    Batgirl and The Birds of Prey#17 was an enjoyable, thrilling, heartwarming and fitting finale to the “Manslaughter”. Major props to the writing duo for managing to balance so many characters in one issue yet still have a great pacing. Despite some artistic mishaps, Roge Antonio's artwork will always be synonymous to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Mar 9, 2018

    My only regret is missing the first chapter, which I am guessing would have madethe entire story arc a solid read. I know I took issue with the middle chapter, but that was mostly because the whole radical feminist angle came to light. I dont resent feminism, I just find a radical version of anything to be too muchof a clich these days. I simply filtered it out of my reading experience, andenjoyed a tale of super-heroes vs. extremists. Male, female, black or white, Itried to remain color blind. Read Full Review

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

    The Manslaughter arc of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey comes to an exciting end as Gotham's female heroes work together to defeat a deadly virus killing Gotham's men. Poster-worthy art abounds. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Dec 14, 2017

    Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #17 delivers a good conclusion to a one-off story arc that allows one of the most iconic female teams to partner up with some of the other big female names of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 13, 2017

    I've said it before and I'll say it again " Yanick Paquette needs to be drawing this book instead of just doing the covers. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 13, 2017

    Manslaughter comes to a conclusion this issue, but it doesn't quite hit the mark since the majority of the issue is just people standing around and discussing what's going down until they all just come together at the end to finish things off as quickly as possible.  The art is really good, but all in all the story was really lackluster and this series just continues to be sub par.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Dec 21, 2017

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Like our Fortress of Solitude Facebook page and Follow us on our @Fortressofs Twitter account. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2017

    Political comics aren't necessarily a bad thing, but they are when they devolve into this. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 14, 2017

    Batgirl & the Birds of Prey is like a broken record: month after month of poor plots, bad dialogue, and illogical reasoning. If you're still reading this book hoping that it will get better" Please stop. There will be no change until a new creative team takes over. When will that happen? Not soon enough. At this point, I honestly don't know what's worse. Anne Nocenti's Catwoman, or the Benson's Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. And just to make sure I'm clear, prior to this book, I'd considered Nocenti's Catwoman to be the worst comic run I'd ever read. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Herushalaim Dec 16, 2017

    This comic suffers from severe stupidity on the writers' parts. There's so much wrong with this comic, from the dialogue to the plot. The dialogue reads like an after-school special script, with characters pointing out yet another moral the readers should soak up while also managing to talk down to just about everyone. No one speaks like a human being and most of the issue is spent trying to explain what doesn't need to be. Also, the way the plot plays out makes it look like Batgirl and Batwoman let two men die. And at no point does the villain's motive make sense. She wants to kill all men because they're violent and inherently bad, but to do that she has to just assume or purposefully ignore that women are also capable of violence. And th more

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 28, 2017

  • 8.0
    Superheroes for Hire Jan 15, 2018

  • 1.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

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