Birds Of Prey #7

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Go ahead. Skip this issue. You'll only be missing 20 pages of insane, wall-to-wall action as the Birds of Prey finally catch and unmask the elusive mind-controlling villain known as "Choke" only to discover that he's turned one of their own against them! You'll also be missing Black Canary vs. Ivy! Batgirl vs. Starling! Katana versuswell, that would be spoiling things, wouldn't it? BIRDS OF PREY #7: The comic for people who think there's not enough fighting in comics.

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Apr 16, 2012

    This title is amazing. Seven issues in, Duane Swierczynski is still keeping my attention. It amazes me with such big shoes to fill from Gail Simone how he is able to walk in, and have complete control over the characters and narrative. I cannot forget to mention Jesus Saiz who is literally killing this book. His art and structure of the panels is too great for me even to put in this review. With these two, I want to know what happens next immediately. Lucky, that is this upcoming Wednesday Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 21, 2012

    Also, I've said it at least three times, Jesus Saiz is going to be VERY missed on this title. I'm sure Foreman will do a great job, but Jesus is just killing it right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 25, 2012

    Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of the upcoming Captain Marvel, challenged readers to prove that a "female-led book about the power of the human spirit, about the many guises of heroism, a book wherein no one gets raped or puts her cervix on display, can break six issues". With all due respect, I'd like to say the point has already been proven in Birds of Prey, as you don't get more female leaders, more spirit, or more heroism than here–and it's lasted seven issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 21, 2012

    This issue receives a nice visual boost thanks to the return of Jesus Saiz. Javier Pina was a solid fill-in artist, but Saiz brings an extra level of mood, shadow, and more fully realized character renderings to the table. The book is fairly understated compared to many New 52 titles, but as far as pure storytelling goes it's one of the best. It's a shame Saiz will soon be shifting over to Resurrection Man, though I'm eager to see what Travel Foreman can accomplish in his place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 26, 2012

    "Birds of Prey" is a triple-threat of a delightful superhero book, a very cool crime story and a fantastic exploration of character. The variety of female characters and their motivations, actions, connections and expectations brings a little something for everyone. Black Canary might be placed into the straight-laced role but here she gets some great room to breathe. Once you pick a favorite character, you have multiple reasons to delight at the narrative and gasp at the shocks. I cannot think of one reason not to add this title to your monthly stack. Read Full Review

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