Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Birds of Prey #8

Is that a little Batman mixed in with the Birds of Prey? I think it is!

There's actually quite a lot to like about this issue including Oracle's inner monologue about having Bruce help her team and Black Canary's reaction (including a sly smile) at seeing "the" Batman back in action.

The entire issue centers around the Calculator's goons trying to locate Oracle. There's also a far less satisfying B-story of Hawk checking up on the Penguin. Everything works fine... until Oracle puts everyone in danger by inexplicably asking Batman to take a dive (which he does?) thus putting her entire team in real jeopardy.

The finally few pages really seem to drop the ball on what was a very fun, engaging story filled with ample amounts of action and internal monologue. It's still worth a look but ends on a rather disappointing note.

[DC $2.99]

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