Birds Of Prey: Blood And Circuits

September 17, 2007 | Trades


Birds Of Prey: Blood And Circuits
Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Paulo Siquiera, James Raiz
DC Comics
$21.99/$17.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

It’s the end of an era for the Birds Of Prey as one of their key members calls it quits.
Black Canary wants some time away to raise her new young friend Sin, whom she rescued from a life of torture and cruelty in Southeast Asia (and she’s also destined to become chairperson of the new Justice League Of America, but that’s another review).
Instead of folding up show without their longest-serving member, this all-female team of heroes, led by computer genius Barbara Gordon, comes up with not just one replacement, but some new stars and a whole new supporting cast to reinvigorate the series.
Enter such DC Universe stalwarts as Manhunter, Big Barda, Judomaster and Gypsy to help make BOP a true team.
But the good feelings around the new squad are short-lived as the infamous Spy-Smasher, an old acquaintance of Barbara’s begins poking around this secret society and sets her sights on either destroying it, or even worse, controlling it.
Gail Simone’s penultimate collection as the longtime writer of this quick-witted and action packed series is a good one — made even better by the addition of the eye-catching art of fellow female creator, Nicola Scott.

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