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Birds of Prey #8

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.

Mari McCabe aka Vixen has joined the Birds of Prey to help them get to the bottom of the mysterious villain hunting them through time.

But first Mari has a fashionably dangerous problem of her own that needs solving. “You scratch my back, I scratch yours,” never looked so good.

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22 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    While the stakes are undoubtedly still high in this Birds of Prey storyline, this issue really showcases the book’s unique ability to bring a wonderful and wacky levity to the proceedings. Kelly Thompson’s script allows for some delightful rapport and miscommunication, all of which help set up what the title’s future has in store. With the help of Jordie Bellaire’s excellent-as-ever colors, guest artists Javier Pina and David Lopez perfectly deliver the brevity, sexiness, and goofiness needed for this story. Once again, Birds of Prey is an absolute knockout.

  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Why must you insist on doing this to me? I’m already a fan, people! There’s no need to keep hitting me with amazing cliffhangers to keep my attention. Honestly, WHY?!? How can you keep doing this to your loyal and beloved readers?!

    I now need the next issue so badly.

  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Hilarity and hijinks ensues as the Birds find themselves elbow deep into a fight with an army of evil shapeshifting beefcakes! It’s this type of tongue in cheek take that Thompson’s using that makes this book a must read every month. I can’t wait to see what that wonderfully deranged mind comes up with next!

  • 90


    A simple mission takes a dangerous turn as Black Canary’s new team struggles to protect one of their own in the humerous and thrilling ‘Birds Of Prey’ #8. A book that balances sexy humerous superhero beats with deep rich character goodness, all brought to life in a style that celebrates comics in the best ways possible.

  • 90


    Beautifully colored, hilariously action-packed, Birds of Prey #8 continues to prove how fantastic the series is.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    The new art team of Pina/Lopez does a great job with the visuals, but I’m not sure the unique coloring style meshes as perfectly with the linework as it does on Romero’s art—one of the perils of frequently switching art teams, although no fault of anyone’s involved. But the biggest strength of this issue is its great team dynamic, and now that Barbara—the founder of the Birds—is back in the main cast, the stakes are higher than ever. There are so many mysteries surrounding this book, particularly when it comes to wild-card from the future Meridian, that it’s easily one of my most anticipated books from DC every month.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Thompson delivers a great story in this issue. The story is filled with a great mixture of humor and action while continuing to tell a great character story that is incredibly engaging. I continue to enjoy the lineup of this team and their dynamics and look forward to seeing what happens with their next adventure.

    The Art: Pina and Lopez deliver some fantastic art in this issue. The action and characters look amazing and the visual style is perfect for these characters.

  • 88

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    For a long time, Kelly Thompson has shown that her writing is at its best when writing shorter story arcs that build into a long-term narrative. Birds of Prey #6 once again shows this with how it ends the two-part story that makes of the second arc of this series. The pacing of the story allowed the team chemistry to shine along with the greater story of finding out who is trying to kill Barbara Gordon. The fashion show setting provided a unique energy to the story with Big Barda in particular shining. There is certainly a sense of freedom, in more ways than one, with how Thompson along with the art pair Javier Pina and David Lopez approach maximizing this setting for the mission. The team chemistry and the way the setting is utilized make this the best issue of this Birds of Prey series thus far.

  • 80


    Birds of Prey is a really fun, really engaging team book that makes great use of all its characters. Everybody is just fun. And Thompson clearly knows how to have fun with her characters. A cheesecake and beefcake fight scene? with Big Barda stripping naked, her bits carefully covered by action and Hawkeye callbacks? What’s not to enjoy? It’s good, clean comic book fun, with a solid art team keeping the momentum going. The characters are all a hoot. Sin and her new ‘sidekick’ get a lot of focus this issue, as they work undercover as a waitress at the shin dig. That’s a blast, seeing the two of them interact. The jokes are good, the characters are fun; it’s a good comic.

    Obviously the ending means we’re going somewhere crazy, and that’s good too. I hope this series can find more time to stop and smell the roses. I want a good team building issue, where characters get to know one another and really bond as a team. The X-Men played baseball for a reason! And there’s a reason why that’s such a classic thing. Hopefully the Birds, including Meridian, can have time to be a team and grow as one. Thompson would write one hell of an issue like that. The team chemistry is already brimming in issues like this one, and that’s really going to propel this series forward in the long run. I’d like to see it get a long run.

  • 40

    DC Comics News

    After an improvement last issue, Birds of Prey #8 slides backwards. The tone isn’t right, the plot feels forced and the mystery isn’t playing out in an interesting manner. Putting Barbara Gordon in danger has been done before, and done better- “The Hunt for Oracle.” Thompson still doesn’t seem to get what makes Birds of Prey work as a concept. The time travel works against it, the lack of character focus is missing…at least the art in this issue is nice.

  • 30


    I’ve been really disappointed by these past two issues. I hope it picks up again and we start having a stronger balance between the comedy and serious elements. I want the art to be bold and the characters to be more than just the writer’s punchlines. I’d honestly say avoid this series until further notice. Pretend that the first arc was the only one…

  • 30

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Birds Of Prey #8 is a confused, chaotic mess of a comic from beginning to end. Even the Birds Of Prey don’t know what they’re doing, why they’re in this situation, or what’s happening. I predicted the BoP was not in capable hands, and unfortunately, that prediction has come true.

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