Birds Of Prey #2

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

An explosion in a secure Gotham City airport terminal hurls Black Canary and Starling headlong into a nightmare involving stolen pharmaceuticals, terrorists for hire and killers in stealth suits who can appear and disappear at will. When Canary calls in backup, Starling's not so sure a vengeful samurai who talks to her dead husband in a sword is the best choice.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 12, 2011

    Saiz is excellent here. I just love how he draws women. They are hot but not exaggerated. They can kick ass and look good in skin-tight costumes, without looking like tramps. Saiz has the right mix for these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 22, 2011

    This is certainly a return to form for the title, as it offers high-paced action and bold character work hand-in-hand. That said, more developments to the plot would be much appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Oct 20, 2011

    I still strongly dislike all the costume redesigns. It's not that they don't look how they used to, it's that the changes don't make sense to me. Canary is wearing sandals to fight in? Katana looks like a Heavy Metal reject, and Ivy seems to have taken on fall coloring in her foliage/costume. This books seems to have bought into the Nu-DC line of high body counts are desired, which isn't something I like in most of my heroes. As an occasional thing, I can see it, but if they are killing bad guys left right and center, what makes them heroes and why aren't the police hunting them down harder. For that matter, why is Batman allowing this carnage in his city? Or has his no killing rule changed, too? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Oct 19, 2011

    Jesus Saiz continues to show off his skill for body language and facial emotion, but his figures stand out from their backgrounds due to his heavy inking, lack of background detail and the relatively bland color work of Allen Passalaqua. The panel foregrounds are constantly engaging, but beyond that, the art team doesn't offer much to round out the experience, resulting in a book that feels flat. I love Saiz's dynamic character work, but the coloring and environments will need to get up to par if the book is going to truly excel visually. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Oct 19, 2011

    I think I'm giving Birds of Prey one more issue before I retire it from my pull list for good. While the first trade of the original series wasn't exactly magic either, there's been time to develop the characters and find out what the readers actually like. Not capitalizing on that just seems to be missing the point. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 26, 2011

    This isn't a bad issue, and the art by Jesus Saiz is more consistant this time around, but this team of Birds is getting farther away from the team Gail Simone made popular (Poison Ivy, really?). Aside from Black Canary these aren't characters I really want to spend time with every month (especially for $3 a pop). Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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