Thursday, May 28, 2020

Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice #1

Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice #1 offers a team-up between Harley Quinn, Black Canary, and Huntress when Harley brings information about a hospital lost in a sync hole and its connection to the local mob. The pairing of Harley with the Birds of Prey is obviously inspired by the recent film, but for the storyline of this comic DC turns to Gail Simone whose history with the characters is well-established (even if most of the Birds she usually writes don't make an appearance here).

The issue offers some mystery and misdirection as Black Canary wants to trust Harley but rightfully deduces she's not telling the whole truth about her interest in the case. Huntress is less inclined to give Ms. Quinn the benefit of the doubt. And when Poison Ivy shows up all hell breaks loose.

While the comic may not feature my favorite versions of these characters (also a few of the brand's staple characters are MIA), and I'm not quite sold on artist Inaki Miranda's depiction of Harley, the characters' interactions make this one a fun read fans should enjoy.


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