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By Chuck Dixon, Gary Frank, Greg Land, & Matt Haley.

A decent start to the Birds of Prey series. The Birds are my favourite team in all the superhero universes, so naturally I had to read their beginning. It’s not as bad as I feared! It’s also not spectacular, but it certainly is enjoyable enough to read. There’s a noticeable improvement in writing and characterization as Dixon gets comfortable with who these women are, and as their relationships with each other develop, so do their conversations and banter. This isn’t anything close to how well Gail Simone writes the ladies when she gets her hands on them, but hey, it’s a start. I’ll be picking up the next trade.

3/5 stars

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