Sunday, September 19, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Birds of Prey #5

GOOD THING: We get some closure from the past four issues of craziness. Suffice it to say, the cat is out of the bag regarding Creote's feelings for Savant and Oracle has officially brought them back onto the team. Everyone survived the encounter with Gotham's less-than-finest and Huntress managed to resist the urge to return to her old ways and off the Penguin.

BAD THING: The scenes with Hawk and Dove seem to have been added in as an afterthought - as if they were desperate for some kind of tie-in to Brightest Day.

Additionally, it seems rather odd that Oracle talks about the team needing to become outlaws and then Huntress has no problem getting into the hospital to visit Hawk, Dove and Lady Blackhawk in her civilian identity. Granting that the corrupt Gotham cops who were hunting them probably do have a lot of explaining to do regarding all the property damage, it still seems rather jarring that the authorities suddenly don't seem to care about the associates of an internationally-wanted murderer.

The Final Verdict: A solid issue, despite leaving us with some questions about exactly how The Birds stand legally. A lot of other issues get explained, though, so hopefully there will be some clarification next time.


  1. I'm just ... eh... about Hawk and Dove by now. They feel -off- somehow, and it does feel like that plot is shoehorned in where time would have been better off making them feel like PART of the team. OTOH, I'm rather curious to see what happens when/if Hank will start seeming like himself again and runs into Savant/Creote.
    Anyway check this out:
    I approve of the new artist.

  2. Not bad. Like to see someone besides Babs, though.
    And yeah... the Hawk and Dove stuff here just seems so... "And Zoidberg!"

  3. The short version is that she's basically being blackmailed into abandoning her entire life. Seems White Canary was smart enough to put her entire family's network into being ready to kill everyone Dinah cares about if anything should happen to her.

  4. *mutter grumble muttermutter crankypants mutter*

  5. For what it is worth, Helena busts Zinda out of the hospital at first opportunity and they go after her. As Zinda says "I didn't give her permission to quit. Let's go get the dizzy blonde!"