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Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“WHO IS ORACLE?” revisited! Batgirl and Black Canary must find Huntress and save her from Calculator and Blackbird’s nefarious plan. But everything comes full circle when the answer to Calculator’s question – “Who is Oracle?” – is at last revealed. The Birds of Prey have always been a tight-knit team, but here, in what could be their final hours, they truly become a family. FINAL ISSUE.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #21

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #21

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Full Circle” part three! The Calculator has broken Blackbird and Fenice out of Arkham Asylum, putting targets on Batgirl’s and Huntress’s backs. And while our heroes are out of the picture, Calculator holds Gotham City hostage in exchange for Oracle’s identity. The team will have to risk setting a trap for Calculator-a dangerous move that could expose Barbara Gordon’s deepest secrets!

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #20

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #20

Story: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Art: Roge Antonia
Cover: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Variant Cover: Adam Hughes
Colors: Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Editor: Katie Kubert Associate Editor: Rob Levin
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Full Circle” part two! With the Birds of Prey fractured by last issue’s events, the team must set aside their feelings of mistrust and work together to find the Calculator. Huntress wrestles with her feelings when she’s called to testify on behalf of her mother at a parole hearing, but is Helena ready to forgive her after everything they’ve been through? And while Black Canary struggles with her powers and Batgirl battles her guilt over keeping secrets from her teammates, the Calculator’s robotic assassin, Burnrate, makes an unwelcome return!

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #19

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #19

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Terry Dodson
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Full Circle” part one! In addition to her vigilante life as Batgirl, Barbara Gordon also fought crime behind the scenes as Oracle. Now she’s taking it one step further-working to stop crimes before they happen. Her first target? Bringing down the Calculator’s intricate network of super-villains. Huntress and Black Canary are concerned she might be going too far, and it could put them all in the crosshairs when a new evildoer arrives to settle the score on behalf of the Calculator.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Yanick Paquette
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Eco-Deadly!” Tasked with a new mission by the secretive Spyral, Huntress enlists Batgirl and Black Canary to help infiltrate an exclusive tech conference. Searching for an arms dealer masquerading as a tech investor, the Birds of Prey must uncover the mysterious plans for Weather Wizard’s missing wand before the City of Lights finds itself plunged into permanent darkness.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #17

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #17

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Yanick Paquette
RATED T
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“MANSLAUGHTER” finale! A mysterious plague has infected all the men in Gotham City! The Birds of Prey have united the city’s female heroes to stop whoever’s behind this manfluenza, but even their combined might may not be enough to defeat the Daughters of Gotham and their mysterious leader, Patient Zero. They’ll have to act quickly if they want to save Batman and the men of Gotham before they succumb and the virus spreads far beyond the city limits.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #16

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Manslaughter” part two! As an illness that affects half of Gotham City’s population grows, Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress pick up some unexpected help from Catwoman, Ivy and Harley, as well as some welcome backup from Batwoman, Spoiler, Gotham Girl and Wonder Woman. But as the Birds of Prey grow closer to discovering the source of the outbreak, what they find won’t end the plague and might only make it grow faster.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Yanick Paquette
RATED T
In Shops: Oct 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“MANSLAUGHTER” part one! It’s flu season in Gotham City, but something odd is happening…only the men are getting sick, including those closest to the Birds of Prey! With Commissioner Gordon on his deathbed and Batman fighting a foe even he can’t beat, only the Birds of Prey have the strength to stand up to what’s happening and keep the city from spiraling into chaos!

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Julie and Shawna Benson serve up a girl powered romp through the woods and the streets of Gotham in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14. The Bensons tell a fun tale of Batgirl holding down the fort while her teammates supervise a field trip. Things are quite mundane on both ends until the Birds have to fight off an ancient spirit and Batgirl needs an assist from Poison Ivy and Catwoman to break up a gang turf war. The Birds and Batgirl both end up missing each other but find pleasure in knowing they can handle things on their own.

Marcio Takara‘s low key, throwback-esque art style adds an interesting element to the storytelling structure. There isn’t a hint of male gaze in the work. The panels are rich and inviting and they really help to move the story along.

The Bensons serve up a fun story about the women being able to handle things alone but they’re stronger together. There’s also some extra girl power points given to them for having Catwoman and Poison Ivy be Batgirl’s first choice when she needs back up. It’s a nice message to send that when you’re in trouble you can lean on other women first.

I truly enjoyed this issue. It wasn’t as intense or story arc driven as the things I’m used to but it was a nice change of pace. The issue focused on the simpler and fun campy things about the Birds of Prey. Things are tense enough in the real world so having a mellow, pure, low key fun issue to read was nice escape.

Story: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Art: Marcio Takara
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Field Trip!” Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day…unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?

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