Birds Of Prey #12

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Cliff Richards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.4Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

Shock follows shock as the team learns that the plant monsters were the creation of POISON IVY! With deadly toxins in their bloodstreams, THE BIRDS have six months to live and theyll be given an antidote only if they help IVY punish those who are despoiling the planet.

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Aug 15, 2012

    I generally enjoyed this issue, and the arc, mainly because we haven't really had a good Poison Ivy story in god knows how long, and this one served as a pretty good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 15, 2012

    Though my pining for a Starling solo series will never cease, Birds of Prey #12 is an entertaining, if narratively sparse, installment of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Bowles Aug 20, 2012

    I don't mean to paint this as a bad issue, by any means. But it's off. Hopefully things get back on course soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 22, 2012

    While Swierczynski is entirely capable of writing a good comic, he has completely lost his sense of focus for this title, and the upcoming #0 issues can only distract him further. Kudos for lasting a year, but this title doesn't seem destined to avoid the Drop List longer than that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Aug 22, 2012

    At the end, we're left with Black Canary, Starling, and Katana standing over a grievously wounded Poison Ivy, trying to figure out what to do next. In another title, that moment might be a breaking point, a sign that the end has finally come, but in Birds of Prey, maybe, just maybe, it means that the team (and the title) has finally hit rock bottom, and that better things are on the way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 16, 2012

    Still, the ideas in "Birds of Prey" #12 are sound, if rushed, and the decision of the team at the end of this issue promises for a fun next storyline as they have to deal with the consequences. It's ultimately an enjoyable comic, but a tiny bit frustrating because it feels like the pacing isn't where it normally is. I'm looking forward to seeing the book get past its #0 issue and shift into its old rhythm again. The glimpse I've seen of Molenaar's art looks promising, and a new regular artist should help ease things back to normal. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 27, 2011

    I'm not sure I could have hated a comic written by Gail Simone any more than I hated this one... I mean I usually enjoy Gail's work and all, but this was just horrible. Okay, let me clarify what I'm saying here... In MY opinion, this comic was horrible. The story was ALLL over the place, AND it made me think about Ragdoll, a character who is reaching Mad Hatter levels of annoyance from me. I have NO idea what the point of the first few pages of this comic few, nor do I know why Huntress and Question were in the sewers halting dirty cops. This was bad... It was really bad... Read Full Review

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