Birds Of Prey #3

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Someone's come up with a way to turn ordinary citizens of Gotham City into undetectable walking bombsand only Black Canary (a.k.a. Dinah Laurel Lance), Starling (a.k.a. Ev Crawford) and new team member Katana (a.k.a. Tatsu Yamashiro) can stop them. But will Canary's choice of a fourth team member, a notorious bioterrorist, tear them apart first?

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Nov 23, 2011

    I'm trying to put my finger on what I find not working for me in this series, and I think it's a combination of the tone/attitude. I think I'd be fine with this book if it were new characters, but I keep thinking "That isn't right," as I see them do things, especially Canary. The writing is good, I just can't seem to adapt to the new "killing is ok" mind-set they have, especially Dinah. Dinah's always been an out and out hero (barring a few bits back in the Longbow Hunter days), and I'm finding this a really jarring transition. I think I'm going to give this till the end of this arc and then, unless things change, drop it, sadly. I consider myself a huge BOP fan, but this just isn't quite them. And I must admit, I still loathe the new costumes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    Saiz, as I wrote in the past is the perfect artist for a series where the female leads are expected to be beautiful, but drawn to overemphasize their curves. He can draw women in action scenes quite well, without using any of the clichs and poses that would break a real persons back in real life. Read Full Review

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

    As always, the action goes at a rollicking gallop, dragging plenty of strong character moments along for the ride. While it's questionable if we'll get anywhere out of the ordinary, I'm in for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Nov 16, 2011

    Birds of Prey #3 is another steady improvement for this series that is quickly upping its rank amongst DC's New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 20, 2011

    Amongst a slew of other DC relaunched titles, "Birds of Prey" easily holds its own as a book of merit. The characters are intriguing, the action is intense, and the crazy pseudo-Cronenbergian element to the pulp crime is the sort of thing that doesn't just grab your attention, it booby traps it so it cannot look away. Many have maligned the lack of female creators at DC lately and yet such effort should be equally spent celebrating a great all-female team book written and drawn so brilliantly, even if by a duo of dudes. "Birds of Prey" is a hell of a ride, so strap yourself in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 24, 2011

    The real interesting tidbit is the news that Batgirl won't just be guest-starring over the next couple of issues but will become a permanent member of the team beginning next issue. Babs inclusion could be just what this book needs. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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