Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Birds of Prey 7 :: Brain Damage

"Brain Damage" is the seventh chapter of the Birds of Prey's first arc written by Duane Swierczynski and penciled by Jesus Saiz.  The Birds have found Choke, but their enemy proves to be smarter and pulls an ace under his sleeve: Sterling.

For the time being, there should be a strict mandate at DC:  Batgirl is not to be shot.  Gail Simone is doing all this work rebuilding Batgirl's character through experiences that echo the brutal attack she was subject of, and then some other writer gets her shot at? and by an ally, of all people?  It feels like Swierczynski crossed the line.

At least Batgirl knocked some sense into Sterling.

This scene between Batgirl and Black Canary was quite powerful.  Not even a bullet in the arm hurt as much as Dinah's words to Barbara.

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