20 Second Book Review: Birds of Prey Volume 1

Birds of Prey, Vol. 1: Trouble in MindBirds of Prey, Vol. 1: Trouble in Mind by Duane Swierczynski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Of all the titles that got a relaunch with DC Comics’ “New 52,” I had some concerns about Birds of Prey, a title which prior to the reboot was so closely associated with Gail Simone.

This time writing duties are handled by Duane Swierczynski who gives us an updated Black Canary and Poison Ivy, as well as a new character named Starling, and an updated Katana who has a wicked look and sword that contains the spirit of her murdered husband.

I do love super teams with members who are wanted by the law so this is a fun read.

Black Canary assembles a group to discover who is behind a plot to turn ordinary citizens into killers using mind control. The plot is not entirely uncovered at the end of volume one and the characters’ histories have yet to be told.

While I’m partial to the original line-up, this is a solid read and sets a nice tone for the new DC Comics.

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