Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
6.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"WHO IS ORACLE?" part five! The new Oracle has led the Birds of Prey all around Gotham City, forcing them to deal with the worst of what the city has to offer. Now Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress will learn the reason when this impostor's secrets are revealed! But Oracle isn't the only one with a secret past...where did the mysterious Fenice come from, anyway?

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 14, 2016

    This is the Birds of Prey you've been waiting for. Over the past few issues, piece by piece these characters have becomefamiliar and developed into the concept that was so successful pre-"New 52." If you were a fan of the Birds then, it's time to come back and give this title a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 14, 2016

    A fun issue that's both meta and culturally aware as Oracle is revealed and Batgirl is reinvigorated. I wish there was more to this character, but it's still early yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 15, 2016

    Batgirl and The Birds of Prey is precisely the kind of comic that Rebirth was meant to create. It's easily accessible to new readers while still offering a nod to what came before. The characters are likable, the action thrilling and the artwork fantastic. In short, it's a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 14, 2016

    While I'm still struggling to enjoy this series, I have to say that this issue was a breath of fresh air with its inside meta jokes and also because it answered one of the many questions that we've had with this jam packed first arc.  The art looked great and I find myself for the first time looking forward to what the next issue will bring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 15, 2016

    Though a slight dip in quality mars this issue, on the whole, a very nice look at the impact of our heroes on the non-costumed population, and a solid lead-in to the finale. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Dec 19, 2016

    Batgirl and the Birds of Prey deserves better than this. Sadly, the creative team seem incapable of making that happen. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 14, 2016

    My perception of Batgirl & the Birds of Prey is this: Imagine being a young kid that is a genuine fan of something. You love it so much that you create your own fan fiction, but pull heavily from other plots to create your plot. You feel great about the work you're creating, and feel as though you're creating killer stories. Fast forward at least fifteen years, and manage to stumble onto these stories you've created, and when rereading them you think, "What in the hell was I thinking? This is awful!" That's Batgirl & the Birds of Prey, except the team behind it haven't hit that "fast forward fifteen years later" moment yet to see things with perspective. Read Full Review

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