Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"WHO IS ORACLE?" revisited! Batgirl and Black Canary must find Huntress and save her from Calculator and Blackbird's nefarious plan. But everything comes full circle when the answer to Calculator's question - "Who is Oracle?" - is at last revealed. The Birds of Prey have always been a tight-knit team, but here, in what could be their final hours, they truly become a family. FINAL ISSUE.

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson May 9, 2018

    This issue is both a love letter to the Birds and to the Benson sisters' run with the series, and fans will hopefully love every minute of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 9, 2018

    Iveenjoyed this series very much, and am sorry to see it go. I wish Id discoveredit sooner. But thats not to say the Birds of Prey will be out of action forlong. They could always pop up again in any given title of the DCU, until theyfind their way forward once again. I look forward to that. In the meantime, perhapsJulie Benson and Shawna Benson can find their place on Bombshells. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco May 9, 2018

    BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #22 is a shocking finale! Julie Benson and Shawna Benson have done justice by these heroines and made them shine. Roge Antonio breathes life into the story with his vibrant artwork. Overall, a great ending to a story arc! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez May 8, 2018

    Julie Benson and Shawna Benson had one job: bring the Birds of Prey back together. They succeeded and did so with a very solid run. They should be applauded and DC has rightfully rewarded them with the Green Arrow series. Sad to see the Birds go, but when they return it will have this run to thank for setting them up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 9, 2018

    This was a fantastic conclusion to the Full Circle plot; it also wrapped up a bunch of other subplots while it was at it (Helena's mother, Canary's cry, Gus, etc). I know this isn't the conclusion to the series, but it very easily could have been had they wanted to. It'll be interesting to see what the next issue has in store, since it'll be starting off on a clean (well, cleaner) slate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton May 9, 2018

    From BOP Rebirth #1 to now, this creative team has given us exciting arc after exciting arc, with beautiful artwork, and a lot of fun. I am sad to see it go, but excited to see what the future holds for Babs, Helena, and Dinah. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 9, 2018

    Over the past two years, this series successfully grew out of the “New 52” into theRebirthera to embrace both modern and dare I say the classic Birds of Prey into a formidable title that gelled into an amalgam of all eras. It never felt derivative, only inspired. This series will be missed. Please, show your support and make this a “must buy” this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green May 10, 2018

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey finish their run with a good team up that stresses their strength as a team and also as friends. What more can fans of these heroes ask for? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 9, 2018

    As it stands, there's no reason to pick this issue up unless you've already been enduring the artwork for the sake of the story so far. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny May 10, 2018

    Looking over the final issue, all I can think of is missed opportunities. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 10, 2018

    Looking over the final issue, all I can think of is missed opportunities. This book, with theses characters should work and work well! Thinking back to this book in its heyday, it was the relationships between the characters that made it work. Myopinion is that by making Batgirl younger, DC have destabilized the team; how can a younger Batgirl understand the Huntress's need for revenge? How can Canary, relate to her partners when she herself has not gone through any real loss since Rebirth? This may be the final book of this run and I would like to say I will miss the Birds. Problem is, I have been missing them for so long already! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 9, 2018

    While I'm sure that fans of this series will find something to love in this issue, I felt that it came off a bit forced to try and wrap everything up that it needed to and while we do get a decent send off for Huntress, the progression of her arc here, like the rest of the story felt rushed.  I love the art in this, but besides that, there isn't much I'm going to miss from this series ending.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    There's been a lot of attempts to revive nostalgic hits in the last few years, but this one shows that sometimes a property is a product of its time and place, and when too much has changed it's just not the same anymore. Might be time to let the Birds rest and try a new concept " Batgirls Inc, maybe? Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 9, 2018

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22 is a fitting end to an underwhelming series. Unnatural dialogue, goofy posturing, and empty emotional conclusions fail to send this title out on a positive note, and some mediocre visual storytelling only further downgrades a slog of a read. If you liked this series, then you'll probably like its conclusion. If you didn't, move along"there's nothing to see here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist May 9, 2018

    It's a rushed ending. One that doesn't feel natural nor conclusive, albeit tries, which is a perfect depiction of the entire Batgirl and the Birds of Prey run. It tried, and sometimes that was enough to keep it going and entertain, but other times...
    We have to say our goodbyes, the series came to an end, and while it shouldn't be surprising, after rather shaky two years, there's a part of me that's going to miss it, I guess. I like the team, and would love our three protagonists to be used in a way this run's writers couldn't use them. They deserve more, and that's what I felt when reading this comic - it tries to tie all the arcs and loose ends, but I don't think it's enough.
    Maybe, just maybe, when/if Birds return in the future more

  • 7.0

    Certainly more enjoyable than I expected, but I am just glad this series is over. Also please don't let Huntress keep her word... revenge is the thing that makes her intetesting.

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    Daizo_Amora May 9, 2018

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    Jon Comics Jun 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 15, 2018

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

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