Birds Of Prey #13

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Diego Olmos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
N/AUser Rating

Things get ugly as The Birds of Prey are trapped in a cunning puzzle box of a skyscraper, pursued by a nightmarish killer who holds all the cards, leaving only the Huntress, the reluctant aide of Renee Montoya, and The Question to free them! And what effect does the death of Oracle have on the team as they race to escape from hell?

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Jun 9, 2011

    Gail Simone is listed amongst my favorite writers for a reason: She consistently delivers quality dialogue and an intriguing story. Yet in this issue I feel she falls into a minor pitfall that many authors do-making a minor villain who has had little to no impact on the DCU somehow able to take down major heroes without some explanation why. Junior is a Gail-created character, and as such it's understandable she has an affinity for the character. But the idea that Junior-who has no discernible superpowers other than extreme creepiness, and triple-jointedness-wouldn't be completely destroyed by a Justice League-level fighter like Black Canary is absurd. Gail does touch on this slightly, having Barbara demote Canary from field leader of the Birds and appoint Huntress in her stead (a fine choice; I love how much Helena has grown under Gail's care). The reason given is Canary not being the same, and not having her head in the game after her divorce from Green Arrow (note: an official divor Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Jun 11, 2011

    While I wish the ending had provided more closure, this issue was still a nice way to say goodbye to one of my favorite DC books. Since neither the Birds team nor creative team is continuing on the book post-DCnU, I'll be trading it in for Simone's new baby, Fury of Firestorm. While I don't imagine it will capture my heart in the same way Birds did, Simone is worth following anywhere she chooses to go. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 8, 2011

    As fun and engaging as this issue is, it remains a bittersweet end for Gail Simone's work on the Birds of Prey, particularly after being such a key part of the characters' history for the better part of a decade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 13, 2011

    As the issue comes to a close it gives us an intriguing turn as it elevates Huntress to the role of field commander of the team. It's hard to argue against Oracle's decision as Helena really has earned the position. To steal a line from Virginia Slims, she's come a long way baby. Sadly, it looks like she's only going to get to keep it for a couple of more issues. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 9, 2011

    So farewell, Simone. These 13 issues were a little up and down, but your final two knocked them out of the park. I just wish you'd had an artist worthy of the script drawing the comic, and that we'd gotten to see what you'd planned next. I suspect it would have been a blast. Read Full Review

Be the first to rate this issue!

Click the 'Rate/Write A Review' link above to get started.

Reviews for the Week of...