Birds Of Prey #5

Birds Of Prey #5

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

After [REDACTED] in issue #4, the team agrees to take 24 hours to take stock of what just happened. But there's no such thing as R&R for the Birds of Prey, as Black Canary realizes that Gotham City is still in grave danger. And the key to unmasking the villain known as "Choke" may lie in the mystery of a man who one day just walked out on his family and lifeand into a world of mind-control and murder.

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 18, 2012

    It also featured some fill in art by Javier Pina, who drew over Saiz's layouts. I've got to say, unless you know better, it's really hard to notice a difference. The art doesn't skip a beat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 23, 2012

    Needless to say, Saiz and Chung are no slouches when it comes to the action department, and all the Birds enjoy a spotlight of dynamics. Perfect issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 24, 2012

    With the Birds, you get a little bit of everything, written and drawn with a lot of expertise and craft. Rock-solid, with only a few hairline cracks in the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Jan 24, 2012

    At the risk of beating a dead horse, the heroism vs killing issue continues to bother me, even more so if Batgirl's suddenly onboard. I also don't like Starling's reveal here. I suppose if you're going for the 18-34 year old demographic, you can't have a team of females and have them all be straight these days. And before I hear cries that I'm anti-gay, I'm far from it, but something here just felt wrong to me, I guess almost like tokenism in a way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 18, 2012

    "Birds of Prey" is a reliably fun comic, and this one is no exception. It's nice to see Swierczynski use the medium of comics to his advantage, and it re-affirms my feeling that reading "Birds of Prey" monthly is worth it (instead of waiting for inevitable collections). This is the most fun I've had with "Birds of Prey" in a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jan 18, 2012

    Saiz provides layouts with Javier Pina providing finishes, together delivering some more great character-centric work, getting a chance to forgo the big action sequences and focus predominately on emotion and body language. The scene between Starling and June is a particularly grand display of drama. However, Birds of Prey #5 suffers from some uneven inkwork and more detrimentally, flat coloring that is often dull and prevents many panels from achieving the required depth, be that emotional or technical. Read Full Review

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