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Birds of Prey #9

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

If the Birds of Prey have one mission, it’s “protect Barbara Gordon at all costs,” and that mission is… not going great.

Dinah and her team search for Barbara in this strange new world that seems specifically designed to trip them up.

Many mysteries lurk in the dark of this world, and some of them don’t even want to kill you… probably.

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24 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Even as the central mystery of this Birds of Prey arc still remains unclear, the journey continues to be nothing short of extraordinary. From beginning to end, Kelly Thompson‘s script delivers clever rapport and shocking revelations that leave me very eager for the future. Jordie Bellaire‘s greyscale color work is unlike anything the book has had thus far, but absolutely outstanding, turning every well-executed panel from guest artists Jonathan Case and Gavin Guidry into a bonafide work of art. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, Birds of Prey is one of DC’s best books right now.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    The Birds find themselves in a strange, Gothic “Under Gotham” of sorts, with brilliantly eerie art by Jonathan Case creating a truly surreal atmosphere. But they’re not all there – Barbara is missing, and it takes a while until they find her mysteriously at the bottom of a well. There are a lot of great beats in this issue, but my favorite has to be the unique interplay between Sin and her evil ride-along goddess Megeara, who seems to be evolving into less of a possessing arch-demon and more of an annoying little sister. Great vibes of Venom and Eddie Brock at their funniest. But don’t expect to be laughing for long—the reveal at the end of the issue leads to some of the creepiest segments Kelly Thompson has ever written, with Case’s art shifting brilliantly to depict a truly horrific monster. The fast pace works very well here – it keeps us in the Birds’ shoes as the ground keeps shifting, never letting them or us get our footing.

  • 90


    Character first focus continues to pay dividends with Birds Of Prey #9, as the title team is thrown into a wide new adventure able to lean heavily on their great chemistry. A really dark but light affair that plays across universes and uses artistic talents to their maximum to deliver another really compelling fun outing.

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Thompson continues to craft a fantastic story in this issue. The characters continue to be dynamic and engaging with wonderful moments between them as well as rapport and banter that makes me smile. I like the darker nature of this issue and how the characters navigate moments with Barbara before the big reveal. I loved the inclusion of Zealot again and look forward to seeing how she helps move the story forward.

    Case and Guidry deliver some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals continue to be fun and compelling as they showcase the characters beautifully.

  • 70

    Comic Book Revolution

    Birds of Prey #9 is a lot of set-up for this roadtrip through the Multiverse to save Barbara Gordon. With this being more of an intro to this new story arc the narrative is carried by the Birds of Prey chemistry and the way they react to the first world they visit. The chemistry by the main team does make the way the Meridian and Zealot pairing works out feel forced in to remind the reader they are also part of the team. Though we do have great artwork by artists Jonathan Case and Gavin Guiday and colorist Jordie Bellaire capturing the magic of the Multiverse.

  • 60


    Birds of Prey continues to struggle to find its footing, never quite recovering from its rocky start, but I still maintain hope that Kelly Thompson will be able to surprise me with how she brings it together.

  • 30

    DC Comics News

    Birds of Prey #9 strays further from the what makes the Birds of Prey the Birds of Prey.  Ill suited humor and a tone and milieu that resembles the Doom Patrol are the biggest culprits.  Coupled with the fact that the story barely moves forward, the issue is relies on the out of place elements to carry it.  There’s little substance to what transpires and it seems to set up a meandering arc that will end in a “surprise.”  There are some elements that have potential, but not in within the pages of Birds of Prey.

  • 20

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Birds Of Prey #9 is a waste of time, space, and money. The plot goes nowhere and makes no sense, Thompson‘s character work and story structure are abysmal, and the series as a whole is getting worse, not better.

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