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Four pages from BIRDS OF PREY 1...

Apparently, Black Canary's wanted these days for murder. Barbara still thinks Dinah's being a fool for not making clearing her name the top priority, but Dinah insists that, while she'll work on that, she's going to continue fighting crime in the meantime. Barbara hands her a file on Katana and recommends that she seek her out for help.

Back in the present day, Black Canary and new character Starling are rescuing the reporter Charlie Keen from assassins. The mysterious tipster who put him on Canary's trail in the first place is now trying to kill him.

Black Canary interrogates the guy on top of the car for a while before he gets loose.

Date: 2011-09-22 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Gotta admit, I'm intrigued. It's not the classic interpretation by any stretch, but I'm curious to see what happens next. :)

Date: 2011-09-22 07:28 am (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman

Date: 2011-09-22 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
Well, they've managed to make me more interested in the Dinah/Babs ship than over ten years of the combined powers of Dixon and Simone. That panel looks like they're about to have angry, possibly-post-bad-break-up sex. Could have done very well without the "walking" reference.

Also: too soon for a "our hero is suspected of being a murderer!" plot imo. Much. Too. Soon. Why not give new readers the time to get used to the characters before turning their whole world around?

Date: 2011-09-22 07:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Also: too soon for a "our hero is suspected of being a murderer!" plot imo. Much. Too. Soon. Why not give new readers the time to get used to the characters before turning their whole world around?

Idk, I suspected that Canary being suspected of murder is a plot point carried over from the previous continuity, unless that was wrapped up.

Date: 2011-09-22 08:56 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
It's kind of hard to turn the reader's world around with the very first piece of information you learn about the character. (Well, the very first specific piece of information - the team is referred to as super-criminals right out of the gate, finding out that Dinah's framed is the first detail we get.)

Date: 2011-09-22 11:18 am (UTC)
perletwo: barbara gordon (dangerous librarian)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
Babs also throws out some jealous barbs over Dinah's palling around with "Ev" (Starling, apparently) in that scene - very bad-break-up. Such fun.

Date: 2011-09-23 01:29 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
but at least it keeps those undertones of "The Panel" intact, Babs acting like the Ex, is interesting to me.

Date: 2011-09-22 06:48 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
So this makes Starling her rebound? Because the dialogue sounds like they're seriously dating.

And by "serious" I mean a half-step away from a U-Haul and a cat.

Date: 2011-09-22 08:34 am (UTC)
eyz: (Barbara Gordon)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Mmmh.. so some of the Birds of Prey stories did happen..?

Date: 2011-09-22 08:45 am (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
why are there so many pointless lines on the costume, jesus

Date: 2011-09-22 10:14 am (UTC)
lea_hazel: Wonder Woman (Fandom: DC)
From: [personal profile] lea_hazel
I'm not getting a really good feel for the tattooed lady, and usually I'm in favor of adding new characters. Props for the ponytail, though. If 75% of female superheroes started wearing their hair is ponytails, I'd be a pretty happy camper.

Date: 2011-09-22 10:14 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
... I am a sucker for that random unlucky person who gets involved with the big players and has to be protected. I am intrigued.

Date: 2011-09-22 12:43 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Enh. Hmm.

Don't get attached.

Date: 2011-09-23 04:23 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Or stand within the blood circle.


Date: 2011-09-22 10:20 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
When does the book get renamed "Starling: The Really Cool character I created who isn't a MarySue, I swear!"?

Date: 2011-09-22 01:06 pm (UTC)
stolisomancer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
All she does is snark a bit and drive a car in this issue. Wait until she does something genuinely egregious before calling her names, please.

Re: So....

Date: 2011-09-22 01:17 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Jade Curtiss)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I give it four issues before it becomes really noticable. Have to minimalize the rest of the cast first.

Re: So....

Date: 2011-09-22 01:59 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
In other words, 'how dare they introduce a new character when I'd rather see 'X''. So sick and tired of the Mary Sue term being lobbed at anything, it's a lazy excuse and line to avoid actually picking out things to dislike about a character.

Re: So....

Date: 2011-09-22 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
Personally, I dislike Starling because she's taking the place of already existing characters, she's Dinah's Best Friend We Never Heard About (yes, new continuity, I know. Still a pet peeve.), and she's using what could have been the most perfect name for grown-up Steph.

Aside from that, she looks cool and I'm sure if I wasn't horribly biased, I'd like her lots and lots.

I'm with you on the "Mary Sue" thing.

Re: So....

Date: 2011-09-22 05:32 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
So she's a sassy lady who drives the car and makes snappy comments.

...What you mean like Lady Blackhawk?

Date: 2011-09-22 11:07 am (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
All that wind inside the car is really messing with BC's hair. That's my pet peeve, hair that doesn't work like it's supposed to.

Date: 2011-09-22 01:12 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
This might explain why guys wear hats while inside their cars, which I've never understood.

Date: 2011-09-23 12:49 am (UTC)
sunaya: Sunshine (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunaya
I always assumed it was a combination of sun shielding and...being too lazy to take it off. XD

Date: 2011-09-23 12:50 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
You're a better person than I am. I always assume they're covering something hideous!

Date: 2011-09-22 01:37 pm (UTC)
aeka: (Barbara Gordon [Oracle]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
This looks interesting. Good to know Babs and Dinah are still friends in the reboot, though I am curious as to how Starling came into the picture...and Poison Ivy for that matter? :P

I'll have to pick this up when I get paid. XP

Date: 2011-09-22 05:33 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
No lady blackhawk as the driver makes me dissapoint :(

Date: 2011-09-22 08:23 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (not sure if want)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I like how Dinah is portrayed, but GAH, her costume still bugs me. All that random piping and padding.

Also, Starling/Oracle/Canary is my new OT3. (I'm going to keep pretending that Starling is just an updated Lady Blackhawk in disguise, though. YOU CAN'T MAKE ME THINK OTHERWISE.)

Date: 2011-09-25 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
This weekend I actually started watching the old TV version of Birds of Prey (where Barbara is a schoolteacher and Helena is metahuman). It sort of works on the level of not expecting it to be the same as the characters whose names they copied.

This is much the same deal for me. Looks like it might work as a sort of hard actioner, not the same in theme as the old BoP, but appealing in its own way--if one doesn't try to make it be the old Birds. The Babs appearance is jarring, though. Having a mysteriously young ambulatory ex-Oracle walking around is going to pull me out of it too much.


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