Birds Of Prey #4

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 11, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The explosive first arc of BIRDS OF PREY concludes here! The Birds race against the clock to protect the Super Hero community, but can they make it in time and find their blackmailer? And the final showdown between Black Canary and White Canary is a can't-miss fight between two martial arts masters!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 12, 2010

    I really suspected that the identity of White Canary would be the big talking point of this issue, but in reality, I'll be surprised if most readers even know who the character is or what her connection to Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 3, 2010

    Visually, its where things fall apart. Benes has been sick and its difficult for him to deliver whole issues. I understand that and of course am not blaming him. As he handled the fight between Black Canary and White Canary, these pages were spectacular. The weaker pages are with Melo who just isnt a compelling choice for this work. She makes the girls look all round and cutesy, but not in a way that makes the reader think they are high level fighters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Aug 13, 2010

    While I was looking forward to Gail Simone's return to Birds of Prey, I never expected it to be this seamless and effortless. I can't praise this book more. If you were a fan of her old run then or you are newcomer, you will not be disappointed inBirds of Prey. Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 12, 2010

    All that being said, there are some definite high points in this finale. Simone gives the new White Canary an awesomely wicked back-story, ultimately providing a great addition to DC's cast of kung fu badasses. (I for one immediately assumed it was Cassandra Cain behind the mask, and am pleasantly surprised I was wrong.) Simone also writes a great Penguin, making him every bit as creepy and perverted as he is slippery. Again, my main problem with this story, besides the clumsy art, is my lack of interest in the mystery villain, Simone's failure to make me care about him in the end, and the way his plot never really synced up with the White Canary/Black Canary face off. The issue does end on a very promising note, though, so here's hoping the sophomore outing is more fully rounded than this debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Aug 13, 2010

    If you aren't a fan of this series this issue won't change your mind, but #5 will be one to watch for everyone if the slow but steady increase in quality (and the fresh start a new storyline will provide) is any indication. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Aug 16, 2010

    All in all, Birds of Prey remains a completely known quantity, seemingly being written for the exact same fans who read it the first time around. While theres no real reason for the original formula to be reinvented, the nature of this relaunched title begs the question of why DC canceled the series in the first place. The only change seems to be an issue renumbering that could easily trick new readers into thinking this might be a suitable jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 15, 2010

    "Birds of Prey" was the one post-"Blackest Night" title I anticipated the most. After a strong start out of the gate, this series seems to be losing some steam. I hope it finds some more oomph -- and a solid artist who can deliver entire issues -- soon. Read Full Review

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