Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #21

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

"Full Circle" part three! The Calculator has broken Blackbird and Fenice out of Arkham Asylum, putting targets on Batgirl's and Huntress's backs. And while our heroes are out of the picture, Calculator holds Gotham City hostage in exchange for Oracle's identity. The team will have to risk setting a trap for Calculator-a dangerous move that could expose Barbara Gordon's deepest secrets!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Apr 11, 2018

    Overall, this issue brings about so many things that Birds of Prey truly excels at as a series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Apr 11, 2018

    Something I have always said about the Benson's is their ability to dive deep into the relationships of these characters and portraying their inner struggles in a very relatable way. This entire arc has been a bit of a master class of that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 12, 2018

    On its final run, it is more apparent that this run of Birds of Prey is doing everything right. This is one of the most interesting and unique concepts and deserves an audience. Perhaps, jumping on at the end sends the right message to the powers-that-be. The intimacy of the conflict and intimacy of the lead characters will always make the Birds of Prey stand out from the rest of the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Apr 11, 2018

    From the awesome artwork by Roge Antonio to the incredibly fast-paced storyline by Shawna and Julie Benson, BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY # 21 is a great issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 11, 2018

    It's a complex story, one I think I would enjoy more reading all the chapters in a single sitting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 11, 2018

    I loved the artwork for this issue. You could really see Helena hurting, the anguish in her face when she realized that no matter how much she wants to, the truth of the matter is she just can't trust her mother. Likewise I loved the panels showing Canary's abilities. They did a fantastic job showing us the increase in power scale for her, leaving us just as worried as she undoubtedly is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 12, 2018

    This is a well-toldstory that is at its best when it deals with the relationship between Huntress and her mother. The bad guys and the main conflict are solid enough to keep things moving. Also, Poison Ivy and Catwoman pay a welcome visit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 12, 2018

    Despite being the third part of Full Circle, it stands on its own as a story surprisingly well and offers a pitch-perfect take on the Oliver Queen/Dinah Lance relationship. The artwork is as lackluster as ever, sadly, with Roge Antonio clearly recycling several faces and Marcelo Maiolo's colors being as washed out as ever. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 11, 2018

    The Birds of Prey are on the offensive this issue, but other than a big fight at the end and a character having problems out of nowhere, there isn't much to this issue besides for some really decent art and a intriguing cliffhanger.  Hopefully the next and final issue of this series bring this whole last arc together because right now, besides for the first issue, this arc has been kind of lackluster. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 11, 2018

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #21 does a bit better on story than much of the series, but sloppiness and melodrama weight it down. Still, it has some highlights with Dinah and Ollie in the middle, and the whole thing does march along fairly well, so it would not be a waste of time if you decide to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 12, 2018

    Burnrate, Calculator's Terminator-esque robot, continues to destroy everything in sight, and the action is intense, but this series as a whole lacks what makes Birds of Prey work. Read Full Review

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