BIRDS OF PREY #9

Review by: dix

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Story by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Travel Foreman & Jeff Huet
Cover by Jesus Saiz

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

[NOTE OF THE OWLS: If you’re reading multiple “Night” tie-ins this week…well, actually, none of them are really gonna spoil this for you. It technically happens after RED HOOD, but that’s a pretty minor thing. If you plan on reading BATGIRL #9 and haven’t, though, you might want to do that first.]

I didn’t really care for the BIRDS OF PREY entry into “Night of the Owls.” My interest in this series has been flagging for a while, but I had high hopes for this tie-in because…well, because.

Well, okay. There’s some decent writing going on. Some decent dialogue and moments. But nothing spectacular, and sometimes the characters just act like idiots.

Worse, probably, is that Travel Foreman is on art. I was on the fence about Foreman’s art in ANIMAL MAN, but the surreal fantasy worked. Here it does not. Sometimes characters just have odd proportions or poses or something and in this series it just doesn’t fit in. There are times it looks okay, but mostly it just…doesn’t really.

Not only is this probably the weakest “Night of the Owls” issue this week, it might be the last nail in the dropping BIRDS coffin for me.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 2 - Average

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