Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Birds of Prey #1

Offering a Magnificent Seven-style team-building issue, Birds of Prey #1 kicks off a new series with Black Canary needing to put together a group of heavy-hitters for a mission to rescue her sister Sin. The eclectic group features Cassandra Cain, Zealot, Big Barda, and (because I'm guessing someone at DC thought the group needed more star power) Harley Quinn.

Birds of Prey #1 gives off your typical thrown together team feels with a mixture of big names, characters recently out of the limelight, and unknowns. Foreshadowing how hard the mission will be throughout, it's not until the final page with the introduction of Meridian that the where is revealed (although the why and how are still a bit of a mystery). I don't know that there's enough to get me to stay with the series more than an issue or two, but the structure (and Barda's offhand comments about Batgirl) make it an enjoyable read.

[DC, $3.99]

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