Birds Of Prey #9

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The game-changing "Death of Oracle" storyline continues! Black Canary finally confronts her inner demons as the Calculator's army and creepy new villainess Mortis take their ultimate revenge on Oracle. This massive story reverberates throughout Gotham City and beyond

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Feb 12, 2011

    I'm not sure if this counts as the best issue of BoP I've read (with only nine issues out there, such a judgment is hard to quantify at the moment), but I can tell you that this is easily my personal favorite. Miranda's artwork alone is worth the price of admission, and Simone on a writing-like-gangbusters kick (which she is definitely on this arc) is never to be missed. Although they may be a little lost since this issue is, after all, in the middle of an arc, I can't imagine that even non-BoP fans would regret picking up this issue. Plus, hey–$2.99! (Way to go, DC!) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Feb 17, 2011

    My personal guess is that Hawk was on the chopper, accounting for the life reading the HIVE guys were getting, and he should be able to withstand the blast decently enough. But, that's just a theory. I rarely manage to outguess Miss Simone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Matt Duarte Feb 15, 2011

    Decent issue with some good stuff from Black Canary, and the further tension between Hawk and Batman. I'm still not looking forward to this Death of Oracle arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 12, 2011

    This issue pits Oracle against Calculator for a (seemingly) grand finale. The end result, and resultant cliffhanger, set up what should be a tremendous final installment for this story. The matchup seems to favor the Birds tremendously, but Simone has a marvelous knack for packing surprises into her books. This one is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 16, 2011

    There is a lot that I really like about this issue, but in the long run, there is a lot more that I didn't care for. Writer Gail Simone seems a bit off of her game here, which is surprising considering how consistent of a writer she normally is from month to month. The issue is compounded by the fact that artist Inaki Miranda has a very uneven effort here that, while showcasing potential, is more of a hindrance to the issue than anything else. Read Full Review

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