Birds Of Prey #4 Review: Fight Like A Girl

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In Birds of Prey #4 from DC Comics, written by Kelly Thompson with art by Leonardo Romero, the team takes on Wonder Woman.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Birds Of Prey #4 Review:

Generally, if you can avoid fighting Wonder Woman… You should. But this issue the Birds of Prey take her on for very good reasons: to save the world.

“The action in this book is so good,” host Alex Zalben said. “Maybe the best that DC is publishing right now.”

“I love it,” added Justin Tyler. “The art is fantastic. But I gotta shout out Jordie Bellaire’s colors are so sick in this. It’s so it’s such a difference-maker. And it gives it this feel that elevates everything because to me, it’s a fun story. It’s a fun action. It’s pitting the Birds against Wonder Woman in a way that does feel earned, every character gets a moment to shine… But the art and the action and the colors just elevate this so hard.”

Zalben called the fight between Big Barda and Wonder Woman “killer, the way that is drawn and scripted out is awesome… It feels almost like fan service in a way, who would win a fight, Big Barda or Wonder Woman… But it is so well done, it doesn’t matter.”

He also noted a moment when the Birds get locked up in prison, except Cassandra Cain who of course was never locked up with them. “That is perfect characterization on Kelly Thompson’s part… There is such a mastery and hold on these characters, including Wonder Woman in this issue. It’s just overall very impressive.”

Birds Of Prey #4 Official Synopsis:

THE BIRDS VS. THE AMAZON WARRIORS! Chaos reigns as the first mission for the Birds of Prey has (unsurprisingly) gone sideways. Even with the collective battle prowess of her hand-picked team, did Black Canary bring enough firepower to fight their way off Themyscira?!

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