Sunday, December 25, 2011

Birds of Prey :: Absolutely Mental

The Birds of Prey welcome a new member in "Absolutely Mental" by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz.  Whereas Batgirl's guest role in Nightwing #4 was carefully crafted and in synch with previous events, her joining the female super hero squad was disjointed and made little sense.  Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled to know Batgirl was going to appear in this title, and later on when it was announced she would actually join, I was ecstatic; however, even though it's been months since the initial announcement, her sudden presence felt improvised and last-minute; like the story was supposed to go a different way, and then five minutes ago somene said "hey! throw Batgirl in there, draw her in the pages you haven't done yet and let's see where that goes".  There is no explanation, no actual reason, and worst of all, in complete contradiction to Dinah and Barbara's talk in issue #1.  Perhaps issue #5 will take care of these concerns and smooth Batgirl's induction to the team.

Nonetheless, December 2011 was a great month for the Dominoed Daredoll with apperances in three different titles.  I knew it would eventually happen, just didn't think her success would be so big so soon.

Birds of Prey #4
Cover Art by David Finch

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