Birds Of Prey: Perfect Pitch

March 12, 2007 | Trades


Birds Of Prey: Perfect Pitch
Gail Simone, Paulo Siqueira, Robin Riggs
DC Comics
$21.99/$17.99 US (Paperback)
*** ½ (out of five)

A wise comic book creator once told me that a superhero’s greatness is defined by their nemeses.
If that’s the case, then the Birds Of Prey have officially become heavyweights as this latest collection sees the DC Universe’s elite female crime-fighting team go head-to-head with Deathstroke and the Society of Super-Villains.
Perfect Pitch — which collects the five issues leading up to 2006’s mega-crossover event Infinite Crisis and the first four “One Year Later” stories that pick up the adventures of Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress and their allies 365 days after the end of IC — opens with the Society’s information broker, The Calculator, trying to figure out the ultimate riddle: Who is Oracle?
As the team goes all out to protect Barbara Gordon’s identity and to save a captured ally being tortured to reveal the truth, lines are crossed that can never be uncrossed and Black Canary takes on Deathstroke and Batman — in very different ways.
One Year Later, the Canary has switched places with the notorious assassin Shiva and is battling for her life in the jungles of Southeast Asia, while the killer joins the Birds on a mission to save a defecting Society member.
With its first-class mix of action and emotion, thanks to the superior writing skills of Gail Simone, Birds Of Prey continues to be one of best team books around.

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