Birds Of Prey #18

Birds Of Prey #18

Writer: Christy Marx Artist: Romano Molenaar, Vicente Cifuentes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Mr. Freeze is out of Arkham Asylum and looking for revenge on the Court of Owls! His first target? The newest member of the Birds team, Strix! And if that wasnt enough trouble for the girls, this issue introduces The Daughters of the Dawn who are abducting people with super powersstarting with a certain prisoner at Belle Reve!

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 20, 2013

    Drama aside, I'm really open to Christy Marx taking this book in a new direction, if she can just sort of streamline things, while keeping the characters fun, and the action high, then we'll be good. This issue was a step in the right direction, and I feel like while it may have been slow in some spots, once things get moving, it'll be really fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 22, 2013

    The book and plot this time around though doesn't really do much to grab you. Maybe it's got to do with not knowing what was going on prior to issue 18, but if that's the case it's still flawed. A new writer should really mean a good place for a new reader to jump on board. Totally not the case here though, and it's a shame too, the characters could definitely be something likable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Mar 21, 2013

    Birds of Prey touts some of the best character potential in the DCU, let's hope Marx can find her stride in the coming issues and make them fly. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 20, 2013

    I'm still holding out hope that Marx will surprise me in the coming issues but my enthusiasm has been considerably dampened by this largely humdrum outing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 22, 2013

    "Birds of Prey" has been beset by frustrating creative shifts since early on in the reboot. Though Swierczynski stayed on until just recently, the constant artistic shuffle has taken this book from a title I listed among the best of the New 52 to a book I totally lost interest in. Though Marx is just getting started and might be able to find her footing, this first installment is not promising and the art continues to be a miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 21, 2013

    I will be reviewing next month's gatefold cover, but I don't see myself sticking around this series for too long after. The artwork by Romano Molenaar was adequate at best and the drab colors didn't do his pencils any favors either. It was overall a pretty darn forgettable comic. And if you're looking to get your Mr. Freeze fix, the Mr. Freeze fight from the first couple pages of Batwoman #18 was more exciting than the entirety of the battle that took up this comic's second half. Birds of Prey #18 may be fairly accessible to new readers, but I don't recommend they spend their $2.99 on it. You could read the whole comic while standing at the shelf of your comic shop. It's that short. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Mar 22, 2013

    You want to think that Jim Zubkavich's replacement on this series wouldn't hang over judgement of the issue itself, and it really doesn't come down to that. This is a subpar and uninteresting start to a run, no matter the circumstances. But if there's a real story-driven reason that they preferred Christy Marx on this book over Jim Zub, then it has yet to be seen as of issue #18. Because there isn't anything novel in this issue. No hints of a new direction for the team. No growth or proof that this team has a reason for existing in the first place. One wonders if Zub's plans for “Birds of Prey” would have been better. Maybe not, but they certainly wouldn't have been less interesting than this beginning issue. Read Full Review

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