Birds of Prey: Platinum Flats

August 23, 2009 | Trades

Birds of Prey: Platinum Flats
Tony Bedard, Michael O’Hare, Nichola Scott, Claude St. Aubin, John Floyd, Doug Hazlewood
DC Comics
$21.99/$17.99 US (Paperback)
*** (out of five)

The Joker’s wild in Platinum Flats.

When Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle, relocates her all-female super-team, the Birds of Prey, from Metropolis to this DC Universe stand-in for Silicon Valley, she’s got more than a fresh start in mind. Following a tip from her questionably motivated underworld counterpart, the Calculator, Gordon tasks the Birds to find out whether some of the world’s biggest Internet and technology companies are acting as fronts for the metahuman mafia.

Inevitably, the answer is yes, and worse, this vicious band of charged-up baddies has got themselves a new member: The Clown Prince of Crime, the villain who shot Gordon years ago, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

The showdown between these two rivals — and its stunning finale — is reason enough to pick up this penultimate collection of this recently cancelled series.

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