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Birds of Prey #11

74
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

The Birds of Prey’s personal failings threaten to turn an advantage into a disadvantage as their search for Barbara continues to be more “fight for their lives” than “search for Oracle.” Oh, and there are dinosaurs.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0D6JMW6PX

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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    This is yet another outstanding issue from an already-epic Birds of Prey run. Kelly Thompson’s script not only raises the stakes, but allows for some significant character beats that only strengthen the overall impact of the “Worlds Without End” arc. The art by Robbi Rodriguez, Javier Pina, and Gavin Guidry works in a flawless tandem as the events get breathtaking and weird, boosted by Jordie Bellaire’s gorgeous colors. This run is a masterclass.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    I am satisfied just being along for the ride with my ladies. When this run started I never thought we would end up in Dinoland, Kelly Thompson has to have a clear goal set out here, but I can confidently say I have no idea what it is. The only thing I request to keep seeing is these kick-butt women being a stand out team of the decade.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This series might be better than any other out of DC at priming us for what’s to come next, and even if this arc isn’t 100% up to the standard set by the first, it’s one of the most enjoyable titles at DC right now.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Thompson continues to craft a fun, engaging and entertaining story in this issue. I continue to enjoy the emotional ride this story is taking the characters as well as seeing Dinah step up as a leader. The premise of this arc continues to be interesting as well as the team dynamics. Both the team’s search for Barbara and Barbara’s story itself continue to be compelling and I look forward to seeing how Thompson moves this story forward.

    All three artists deliver fantastic art throughout the issue. All of the visual styles beautifully complement each other.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Birds of Prey #11 is an excellent example of how to utilize multiple artists on one comic book. Rather than fitting them all into one style Kelly Thompson writes a story with scenarios that maximize Robbi Rodriguez, Javier Pina, and Gavin Guiday artistic talent. The way the Birds of Prey members are split between three timelines gives a unique energy to the pacing of the story. Thompson and company find a strong pace in the switch between the three settings to keep you engaged the entire time. It helps to elevate the stakes when things really pop off in the last few pages of Birds of Prey #11.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    Thompson and company continue to largely shrug-off the usual sort of weirdness that so often accompanies a multi-dimensional chase through pocket dimensions in favor of something more closely resembling a breakneck chase. The clever bit about this is Thompson’s ability to modulate the aggression of the action  as the team continues to struggle through the dangers of their current predicament. It’s all more than a little crazy, but it’s fun and Thompson is able to maintain a great degree of energy throughout the issue. Through it all, Dinah continues to be a very appealing central character.

  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Birds Of Prey #11 is another shrugs and hugs issue that reveals a useful tidbit about Maia’s portal and spends the rest of the story on hugs and validation. Thompson’s script is cleaner than the last issue, and the art team is a step up compared to the first arc, but the wonky plot lacks tension, urgency, or basic common sense.

  • 40

    DC Comics News

    Birds of Prey #11 somehow isn’t the worst issue of this series.  There is some fun to be had with the action and some satisfaction with the brief confrontation with Maia at the end, but the tone, dialogue and superficial quality to the story fail to make any deeper connections.  Thompson is using a deep cut villain with Velvet Tiger (Maia’s mother), but there’s no substance to the connection and it’s emblematic of this series and issue- style over substance.  “Oh, isn’t that clever!”  No, it’s not.  It’s disappointing.  See Tom King’s Wonder Woman for more disappointing style over substance comics.  Too many female led titles are suffering from poor writing- Power GirlWonder Woman and Birds of Prey– can they get some help here?

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