Thursday, August 4, 2016
Feathers and Foes 1 - Shot Special: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1
I wanted a midnight show, and let me tell you something...I got one. This really felt like an event. The fun of seeing these characters on the same page, and I don't mean that figuratively, was like Christmas morning.
When New52 came out, I read the first 20 issues of Batgirl, and jumped off when Gail Simone left the writing duties. After her departure, the book took a couple of turns, leading towards the Burnside era that I am not up to speed on to be honest. To me, it came off as trying to go for a younger audience, which I believe is a good move. After all, DC needs to try to engage a younger fan base into being lifers. I will go back and try to read that run sometime in the winter.
And then there is the Huntress, who appeared in the Nightwing Rebirth for a brief moment, which was ultra-cool! Dick Grayson and Helena Bertinelli worked together in a spy organization called Spyral. Huntress is my favorite comic book character, which many of you know. I am going to reserve judgement on this incarnation of the Huntress, but I will give a slight spoiler. I think I will love her. Claire Roe on pencils and Allen Passalaqua, the colorist, really brings this opening issue to life. I've read several Rebirth issues and none of them seem as dynamic and promising as this book. The colors and emotions in just this one story are more than what I paid for. I can't imagine how much fun it will be to read the ongoing story plus all of the callbacks that we get along the way.
Feathers and Foes are excited to talk about the new Rebirth Batgirl and the Birds of Prey series written by Shawna Benson and Julie Benson. Art by Claire Roe. We usually upload our podcast on Fridays, but we are excited about getting the dialogue going today. Please join us in the conversation by contacting us on Twitter @feathersandfoes.
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