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This issue of Birds of Prey was really good, and full of kickass moments. I highly recommend getting it. Also, no more Benes artwork! I don't know if it was that the story got a lot better all of a sudden, or if his pencils detracted so much from my enjoyment of the comic, but this issue was back to almost feeling like the old Birds of Prey.



First up, we have Helena dealing with the guy who punched her in the stomach last issue, in typical no-shit-taking Bertinelli fashion.

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Oh, Hel. And lines like that are why I love Zinda.

Not one to give up being awesome after one moment in the issue, Helena then proceeds to take on Lady Shiva. With a cold drink.

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I believe the expression you're looking for is "owned", Shiva. (Oh, and the kid Helena's referring to is Sin, by the way)

And now, what you've all been waiting for: the Babs/Dinah shippy moment! A little context here: Dinah (still with the broken wrist) has agreed to fight Shiva to death to save Sin. She knows she's got no chance, and fully expects to die.

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Yeah, that's right. "Tell Babs and Ollie I love them." Notice that Babs' name comes first, and that she's being grouped in with Dinah's former lover. Also, in movies, it's always telling the person you're romantically involved with that you love them before you die. Significant? I think so.

(Okay, maybe I have my femslash goggles on a bit tight. But seriously it's my OTP, and Dinah is saying she loves Babs. My shipper heart is singing with joy)

Date: 2010-11-11 01:37 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
What's the context? I didn't know Shiva was in the Bird's current story.

Date: 2010-11-11 01:47 am (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
I am not surprised Sin is involved.

I am surprised Sin is involved and the League of Assassins aren't. Don't they think Sin is their new "The One Who Is All" or something?

Date: 2010-11-11 02:02 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Ra's is back, so the One Who Is All thing is no longer a priority like it was when there wasn't a Demon's Head to tell them what to do.

Date: 2010-11-11 02:03 am (UTC)
thebigapricot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
When I told Gail on Twitter I appreciated that line she said "Babs is Dinah's more reliable boyfriend ;)"

Date: 2010-11-11 05:56 am (UTC)
bwhahahabeck: ([DC] birds of prey: naughty ted.)
From: [personal profile] bwhahahabeck
♥ yesss.

Date: 2010-11-11 06:42 am (UTC)
swatkat: Batgirl! (dcu: smiley batgirl babs)
From: [personal profile] swatkat
Aww. <3

Date: 2010-11-11 02:27 am (UTC)
xammax: (Suck It)
From: [personal profile] xammax
This... was an awesome fight scene. My Huntress respect points just went up. Gail must be sad that this came out just after that Toughest Women in the DCU poll.

Date: 2010-11-11 06:16 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
OMG YES that fight was awesome! both fighters came out looking good. and i like that she had Helen pray before the fight, im catholic, but more spiritual than religious, however, if i was fighting lady shiva to the death, i would be praying to EVERYTHING

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Date: 2010-11-11 03:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Seeing Helena challenge Shiva like that, I can't help but think of a high school scenario.

"You. Me. 3 o'clock. School parking lot. Next to the flagpole. Got it?!"

Date: 2010-11-11 10:40 am (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
"I have Glee Club at 3 o'clock. Will 3:40 do?"

Date: 2010-11-11 03:21 am (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
Oh, it is true. That's so cool. We now have evidence that suggests Damian Wayne could take out Shiva, since being blinded doesn't impair his ability to fight. Sweet!

Date: 2010-11-11 05:53 pm (UTC)
stolisomancer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
Helena didn't win the fight. If it hadn't ended shortly thereafter, Shiva was about to kill her.

I don't think Helena being able to land a hit on Shiva does anything to minimize Shiva's ability, particularly since Shiva spent the pages before that kicking her up and down the room.

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Date: 2010-11-11 03:28 am (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
"Late, as in the Late Dentarthurdent?...It's a sort of threat, you see. I'm not very good at them, myself."

Date: 2010-11-11 11:32 am (UTC)
angelophile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
But I hear they can be terribly effective.

Date: 2010-11-11 03:32 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
POSSIBLE subtext? Nuh-uh. It's out there plain as day, in twenty foot high blinking neon letters.

Ah, Gail Simone, how you tease us so.

Date: 2010-11-11 03:56 am (UTC)
doomisay: (Default)
From: [personal profile] doomisay
All hail the IRON OWL.

Date: 2010-11-11 06:17 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Happy Willow)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
YES THIS!!!!!

Date: 2010-11-11 04:58 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
Helena kick butt in this issue. :)

Date: 2010-11-11 06:18 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
oh god... SOO much butt. i LOVE Iron Owl! can;t wait to see how that plays out, Shiva tends to keep her appointments hope Helena does some MAJOR training in the mean time..

Date: 2010-11-11 05:27 am (UTC)
mullon: (Azula)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I'd add to the conversation, but I'm too distracted by the ass shots.

Date: 2010-11-11 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Oh goodie, ANOTHER time when someone goes agaInst Shiva and wins 'cause she's just that awesome. How thrilling. That or she loses, which means she's dead. I can't say I'm too wild about this. Sure, Helena IS awesome here, but it'd be nice if she were challenging someone else.

Date: 2010-11-11 01:52 pm (UTC)
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (dcu: robin BAM)
From: [personal profile] swatkat
Helena did not win, Helena made a smart move and caused Shiva to lose her foothold, that's it.

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Date: 2010-11-11 07:15 am (UTC)
swatkat: (dcu: scary batperson)
From: [personal profile] swatkat
The issue was good, but the pacing felt a bit off to me. Loved Dinah being all self-sacrificing and ~tell my lovers that I love them~, and Helena being one step ahead, loved Dinah's line about Shiva caring for her in a really twisted way (okay, I ship them, so what).

I'm still not sure what Hawk and Dove are bringing to the story.

Date: 2010-11-11 07:42 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
I want Sin to see that her mommies (sisters?) are in danger and kick Lady Shiva's ass for them. Otherwise? Shive sorta has to win.

Date: 2010-11-11 11:28 am (UTC)
angelophile: (Bubo - ?)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
Who's the artist? Looks like an unnatural mesh of Mark Brooks and Pat *puttup* Lee.

Date: 2010-11-11 06:19 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I have to say it may presage a savage beating up, but it's just so damn satisfying having someone tell Shiva to, basically, shut the hell up.

Date: 2010-11-11 06:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schmevil
I do not like this art. :/

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Date: 2010-11-11 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
frankly, I'm sick of the ninja type characters in the DCU. I want them to come face to face with the JLA and be informed if they don't disband they'll banish all of them to the Phantom Zone for all eternity and they'll send their kid trainees to homes where they can have real lives.

Date: 2010-11-12 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ebailey140

Well, aside from the especially talented ones like Shiva and Cass, ninjas are pretty much the Imperial Storm Troopers of the Batbooks. Babs recently took two of the League of Assassins ninjas out, and she's in a wheelchair. They did manage to contain Vicki Vale with strength of numbers until Steph came to her rescue (Naturally, they went down in seconds once Steph showed up), but not before Vicki managed to take down one of them, herself.

OK, Vicki did have the advantage of surprise and a big shovel, but still...

Date: 2010-11-12 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tatwdown.blogspot.com
Is it me, or is Zinda cosplaying Rangiku Matsumoto?

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