- Title: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1
- Comic Vine: link
- Writers: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson
- Artist: Claire Roe
Following the events of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1, Batgirl and Black Canary chase down Huntress whose vengeance over mobsters has criss-crossed their search into the new criminal Oracle. The comic’s events turn the adversaries into reluctant partners in the search for both Oracle and Fenice (whose snake soldiers are likely to give the gals trouble over the next few issues).
I really wanted to like this issue but there’s simply too much that doesn’t work for me starting with the art of Claire Roe and ending with the implausibly quick turnaround for Babs and Dinah to align themselves with a murderer. Throw in the fact that apparently none of their secret identities is actually secret and the comic’s lead arc is off to a very shaky start.
While I think the pairing of this trio could work under the right circumstances, it doesn’t work for me here. Nor, based on what we see here, is there any reason to expect that this trio would stick together after their common goals have been met. Pass.