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Birds of Prey #4

80
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 16 critic ratings.

Chaos reigns as the first mission for the Birds of Prey has (unsurprisingly) gone sideways.

Even with the collective battle prowess of her hand-picked team, did Black Canary bring enough firepower to fight their way off Themyscira?!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CMK6W9VL

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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Can we just appreciate that Kelly Thompson and the team are kicking butts and taking names, much like their characters? The plot line’s insane and it keeps getting better with every page. This series is such a throwback to the great comics that came before and I would recommend this series to people who aren’t comic readers knowing they would love it and want more. This is a gateway comic to becoming a DC Nerd. There’s no higher compliment I could give.

  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    The Birds of Prey’s Themysciran battle comes to a head in another glorious issue. Kelly Thompson’s script continues to amaze, upping the ante magnificently without ever jumping the shark into total absurdity. Leonardo Romero’s art is as outstanding as ever – the fight between Big Barda and Wonder Woman teased in the issue’s preview pages is worth the price of admission alone, but there’s so much other brutal and beautiful artistry on display.

  • 98

    Comic Watch

    Fans of the series are definitely due for a treat with this issue. It perfectly balances pacing while still having its place in the overall story. From the writing to the art and colors, damn this issue is great.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    From kinetic fight sequences to cosmic horror, Leonardo Romero is turning in the best work of his career every week here, and it’s paired perfectly with Kelly Thompson’s story. Four issues in, I’m ready to say this is probably the most consistently excellent DC book at the moment, and I’m hoping it’s just the start of Thompson’s DC tenure.

  • 95

    COMICON

    Fists are flying, swords are clanging, and ancient evils stand revealed as ‘Birds Of Prey’ #4 brings the eclectic team to the most dangerous portion of their possibly doomed mission. Another issue in the fledgling series that reminds us what superhero comics are truly capable of with the right team, vision, and applied uniqueness.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    Birds of Prey #4 is pure fun with a lot of great action and character moments. The pacing of the story led this story gave time to properly present Wonder Woman as an antagonist for the Birds of Prey and then quickly shifting the story to its next big phase. Everything comes together for a can’t miss comic book from Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero.

  • 90

    Henchman-4-Hire

    A really exciting, action-packed, well-written chapter of this ongoing tale, with great art and some truly fun character moments sprinkled throughout.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    With minimal Harley Quinn one-liners (don’t worry, there are still a few there), this might be the best issue in Kelly Thompson’s run yet. The Birds’ battle against the army of Themyscira ups the action and we get significant plot development related to Sin & the reason for Dinah’s plan in the first place. It’s the payoff we’ve been hoping for since the first issue and it’s well worth the wait. Leo Romero’s designs and Jordie Bellaire’s colors are just insanely gorgeous. It took an issue or two to warm up to this visual identity but I am SO bought in now. This due nails every scene — action, drama, close-ups, wide-angles, characters, backgrounds, everything. I find myself eager to view this series’ pages in the days leading up to new issues and that’s the best feeling you can have.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Thompson crafts a thrilling, engaging adventure in this issue. There is plenty of action and humor to be had and the story has some fantastic moments for each character. I continue to love how these characters interact with each other and the dialogue continues to draw me in with every issue. I’m excited to see where this story goes next.

    The Art: Romero’s visual style continues to create fantastic visual moments in both action and character. I love the imagery in this issue and how it engages the reader.

  • 85

    Batman-News

    There’s small things here and there that I could nitpick but wow this series is so fun and beautiful that I can only think about those criticisms in passing. Truth is I’m just curious with where we’re going and can’t wait to read the next issue!

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    If you’re looking for non-stop action, this issue is going to be YOUR book! Thompson architects the big action with great writing. Romero, Bellaire and Cowles present stunning visual after stunning visual to showcase the magnitude of the battles. This series continues to impress and you won’t want to miss this on New Comic Book Day.

  • 80

    Razorfine

    While the Birds are eventually able to escape their captivity while Diana seeks answers, the Megaera has arrived. Learning that it is a Fury capable of taking down Diana (whose prowess has already been demonstrated beating the Birds) without much of an effort, leaves the Birds with a whole new set of problems to deal with. Things just got a lot more complicated.

  • 70

    Lyles Movie Files

    The team dynamics with the featured role for Black Canary help to make Birds of Prey better than the basic group book. Hopefully Thompson can raise the dramatic stakes more with a stronger villain in the next arc.

  • 66

    The Comic Book Spot

    This story answers some questions but it appears that some important sequences were left on the cutting room floor. For this reason the story jumps around and it looks like whole scenes are missing almost like missing an episode of an episodic TV series.

  • 40

    DC Comics News

    If you’ve spent money on issues #1-3, you may feel really cheated with the plot developments in Birds of Prey #4. It not only exacerbates the lack of reasoning on Dinah’s part in not even attempting to contact Diana for help, it just becomes clear that Thompson literally lost the plot for this arc in the very beginning. Things just don’t make sense from a character standpoint, and there are just too many things that just are because Thompson wants them that way instead of them making logical sense based on character and the known world of the DC Universe.

  • 30

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Birds Of Prey #4 is a severe miss in an already troubled mini-series. At its core, the plot is flawed. Too many developments happen off-panel, the creative choices frequently don’t make sense, and Wonder Woman’s big revelation makes the first three issues pointless. This is an amateur effort from creators who should know better.

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