Birds Of Prey #0

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Romano Molenaar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The first meeting of Black Canary and Batgirlis not at all what you expect! After Team 7, how did the Birds of Prey come to be?

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Sep 19, 2012

    Okay, there was this weird time issue with a "one year ago" thing that makes no sense, but as I have said before, don't pay attention to those, they won't make complete sense, ever. But nevertheless, loved this issue. Great interaction and introduction between all the characters, and cool little twist at the end with Waller and Ev (which I kind of called last week!). Molenaar's art was pretty good, good enough for me to REALLY hope he has a nice lengthy run on the title, as it needs consistent art. Love this book, and love the characters. What else is new? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 25, 2012

    A great offering and intro to this team! I'll have to check out other issues! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 19, 2012

    Birds of Prey's zero issue is worth checking out if you're already a fan of the title or want to learn more about the female squad. It's a thoroughly entertaining read and provides the basics to keep a firm grip on your interest. I would have liked a little more detail on the history of each character, but despite this it managed to make me want more and because of this I'll be adding it to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 19, 2012

    Romano Molenaar makes his debut as the new regular artist for the series, and he looks to be an apt fit. Molenaar's style falls somewhere between the sleek, sexy lines of Ed Benes on the classic BoP books and Jesus Saiz's recent, grittier style. There's a bit of cheesecake on display, but also some fun action scenes and just the right touch of grit and grime to the surroundings. Hopefully Molenaar will remain on the book longer than Saiz did. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Sep 20, 2012

    What more can a fan want out of a solid #0 issue like this? Duane Swierczynski really nails the story elements all the way around. The pacing, although fast, managed to feel organic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 19, 2012

    If you're a fan of the series then it's a must-read and if you've ever been curious about the Birds then issue #0 makes for a strong jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Bowles Sep 21, 2012

    While this book was fun, honestly, it was just okay. The story and dialogue was fine but not gripping of snappy. The art is decent, but didn't wow me. Overall, it's a good book, but is it a must-read? I'm afraid not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 24, 2012

    "Birds of Prey" #0 ends with a cliffhanger that makes a lot of sense, but I didn't see it coming and it has me looking forward to the inevitable conflicts and juicy backstory to follow. "Birds of Prey" has had some odd pacing recently, but this Zero Month origin tale unfolded at a normal clip and has me hoping that Swierczynski will play more to his strengths of atmosphere and characterization in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Sep 25, 2012

    As an introduction, Birds of Prey #0 hit the right beats. I have a better sense of the characters than I did going in, and I know the general set-up for the series. It was a decent, pleasurable read. But I'm reading enough decent comics right now, and this didn't do enough to clear the bar into my pull list. But if you've got the room in your budget, Birds of Prey looks like it might be a good title for some stand-up superheroics. Birds of Prey #0 earns three out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 25, 2012

    And thus ends another female-led title's run on my pull list, much to my disappointment. I wouldn't mind coming back someday, but to be honest I've just plain lost patience with seeing where this title wants to go. Dropped. Read Full Review

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