Birds Of Prey #1
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Birds Of Prey #1

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
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Soaring out of BRIGHTEST DAY, the Birds are back in town! Because you demanded it, fan-favorites Gail Simone (WONDER WOMAN, SECRET SIX) and Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE, GREEN LANTERN) reunite to reinvent the book where they made their explosive debut as a team. Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk all return to Gotham City where they belong and they've brought a couple of new friends (or are they foes?) along with them!Guest-starring a major Bat-villain and the first appearance of the most dangerous, most twisted new Birds villain ever!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 12, 2010

    "Birds of Prey" has never been the top of my must-read list, but if this series maintains the level of quality put forth in this first issue, "Birds" will be perched on the upper limbs of that list. C'mon, you didn't think I'd let a whole "Birds of Prey" review go by without a pun, did you? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 27, 2010

    Ah how I missed my Birds of Prey!!! As always, Gail had an amazing grasp of these characters. She is probably the ONLY writer who should EVER write this series. Seriously. As for the story, I can't say I'm overly pleased to see Hawk and Dove joining the team(I mean come on, they scream their names to change into their costumes!!!), but I trust Gail's judgment, so I'm willing to see what comes of them joining up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 13, 2010

    Gail Simone picks up where she left off with the Birds of Prey, reminding us of exactly how awesome she is and how perfect she is for writing these characters. This issue has something for everyonegreat action, amazing character interaction, and an intriguing cliffhanger that has me clamoring for the next issue. When you add in the best art I've ever seen from Ed Benes (big props to Nei Ruffino on that one), you've got an easy choice for Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 18, 2010

    So this comic is back and with its original vibe - what I'd say is certainly a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Victoria May 20, 2010

    Like many who were resurrected by the white lantern entity, Hawk is experiencing a great deal of confusion along with anger. True, Hawk always had a bad temper but it appears his tactics to fighting evil are more severe than usual. He seems to be a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Both Hawk and Dove are listed in the files and I feel once Hank is aware of the situation he won't take it lightly. I predict that he won't hesitate to assist the Birds of Prey but will he be able to work alongside them when his views are so different? Would Barbara or any of the others be able to help him come to terms with his resurrection? The relaunch of this series is strong; a fan pleaser that introduces a bad ass new character. I give Birds of Prey #1 four stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez May 13, 2010

    While Gail Simone has a deep understanding of the characters and introduces an intriguing villain, she doesn't deliver a knock-out first issue on the level of Secret Six. Still, this is a promising start to the title and I already know I'll be sticking around for the second installment. Simone's ensemble books are always a pleasure to read, even if they can take more than one issue to hit their stride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 13, 2010

    Birds of Prey #1 was a solid start to the new Birds of Prey. This was a nice balanced read between action and talking head scenes while delivering two solid mysteries. And outside of a problem with too much dialogue at times Simone delivers everything you expect from a new #1 for a comic as this is a very new reader friendly issue while keeping things in for long time readers. If you are a Birds of Prey fan or are interested in any of the characters in this title pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser May 15, 2010

    Like a band reunion tour gone right, Simone and Benes are hitting the high notes and nailing the instrumental solos. From the way it seems so far, the formula for a successful second act looks a lot like the one used the first time around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Patane May 17, 2010

    Barbara Gordon has gotten the band back together, and there are some new faces throughout the book. In addition to the line-up featuring Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk, the team is bringing in some new talent. Hawk and Dove are joining the team and to be honest I still have no idea why. Read Full Review

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