Birds of Prey, Volume 2: Your Kiss Might Kill

Birds of Prey Volume Your Kiss Might Kill Black Canary Starling Poison Ivy and Batgirl Together as Gotham City s covert ops team they re taking down the villains other heroes can t touch They are the Birds of Prey The Birds face a multitu

  • Title: Birds of Prey, Volume 2: Your Kiss Might Kill
  • Author: Duane Swierczynski Travel Foreman Jesus Saiz
  • ISBN: 9781401238131
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Canary, Starling, Poison Ivy and Batgirl Together, as Gotham City s covert ops team, they re taking down the villains other heroes can t touch They are the Birds of Prey The Birds face a multitude of threats from outside and in A dangerous new villains threatens to expose Black Canary s dark secret, and the Court of Owls sets its sight on everyone in Gotham for aBlack Canary, Starling, Poison Ivy and Batgirl Together, as Gotham City s covert ops team, they re taking down the villains other heroes can t touch They are the Birds of Prey The Birds face a multitude of threats from outside and in A dangerous new villains threatens to expose Black Canary s dark secret, and the Court of Owls sets its sight on everyone in Gotham for a Night of the Owls tie in Plus, the girls bring a gravely injured Poison Ivy to the hoping to help rejuvenate her, but they re going to need her help to stay alive Collecting Birds of Prey 8 13

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    1. This review can also be seen at addicted2heroines/2013If you're looking for a comic with a female dominated cast, then Birds of Prey is the obvious choice when trolling through DC's New 52 lineup. I had high expectations for this one after reading the first volume, Trouble in Mind. Did this volume live up to those expectations?No. Not really.But it wasn't awful, and I've recently come to appreciate that when dealing with DC's reboot effort.So.Black Canary has gathered a group of kick-ass ladies [...]

    2. This was OK, maybe even 3-stars worth of spandex-clad action, but there were three glaring problems that brought the fun skidding to a halt for me:-- The New-52-fueled "Dinah's dangerous backstory" with some crime she is accused of, and now admits to, and may not have happened or he's getting fixed up by Amanda Waller (where does she find the time to run all these secret projects? Frankly, I liked the previous, nearly villainous, non-svelte Amanda Waller better. And I DIDN'T like her!)-- Poison [...]

    3. DC’s release dates for its mass-market collections are stupid. Between the hardcover special releases and some bizarre need to spread releases out, it’s been eight months since I reviewed Volume 1 and fourteen months since the first issue in Volume 2, issue #8, was printed. This obviously isn’t a problem for people who are just collecting the issues, but DC seems pretty intent on screwing its MMP base, particularly those of us who are fans of Batwoman. Now, part of this delay is because I [...]

    4. Meh. I enjoyed the first volume enough that I think I'll get myself a copy to own. However, this mishmash of bad art and incoherent storytelling is not coming home from the comic store with me and I'm going to return my library copy asap so it doesn't give my other books bad ideas.

    5. Like always, the art come first. Jesus Saiz picks right up in this volume churning out the same horrendous art that he produced for volume 1. Nothing about his art is appealing in the slightest. Travel Foreman picks up arts duties in the Night of the Owls crossover story. The art in that issue blows Saiz's art out of the water. Character faces look pretty decent and there is much more detail than in the art Saiz drew. A couple issues into Foreman's run, Timothy Green II has co-artist duty for an [...]

    6. I really, really wanted to like Birds of Prey: Your Kiss Might Kill. I like DC. I love Black Canary, Poison Ivy, and Starling. But I wish that their stories were actually good. I think Duane Swierczynski is a really great author. I’ve read a few of his novels and they were super high throttle packed with tons of action and I loved them. I expected that from Birds of Prey and was sorely disappointed.First things first, the chapters do not flow together nicely. I expect for there to be jumps fro [...]

    7. Birds of Prey Volume 1 got off to a strong start, but volume 2 seriously faltered. The most troubling part was continuity, but the stories also felt disconnected.Volume 2 jumps all over the place in the timeline and two distinct sections both take place “now” with the same characters in different locations! The team faces Talon in Gotham “now”, but pulls Poison Ivy from the freezer truck “two days ago” (which should have happened after the battle with Talon since it is also in the tr [...]

    8. Very interesting. RIP Poison Ivy. Starling's working for Amanda Waller?! Black Canary's husband is alive?!

    9. This series got a little better in the second volume, though, overall, it remains very, very average. And this volume kinda went all "Captain Planet", which felt a little awkward to me.My biggest complaint is that the characters have no depth. And so it feels strange when we are forced to learn their back stories. Kinda like being given an answer to a question you didn't ask. I would much prefer to be intrigued by their personalities, their quirks, behaviours and dynamic in the group first; buil [...]

    10. The reason Vol 2 is better than Vol 1 is because Poison Ivy takes over for awhile. This New 52 version of the Birds of Prey is making me feel like I really don't like Black Canary, which is a real shame because I've seen some sort of cartoon with her in it and I remember wanting to know more about her. Overall we have another cliffhanger ending that I was more annoyed with then I felt anything else. I don't know what's up with this team, I don't know if it's the writing or they aren't getting to [...]

    11. Maybe it's because I was a fan of Birds of Prey before the New 52, but are these characters schizophrenic? The way they behave now is nothing like the characters I grew to enjoy so much in Gail Simone's run. The best of the book is the Origin tale, explaining who exactly Starling is; she's enjoyable mainly because she's new so I don't have a standard of comparison (although she does play out a fair bit like Grace from I don't even remember what book that was). The main story is sidetracked by a [...]

    12. This was okay. Alot of the New 52 books are okay. It starts pretty much midway through a fight where some men are after Dinah. The group tries to stop them, a Talon joins the fight and all hell breaks loose. They have to freeze it to stop it and Ivy seemingly takes herself down with it to "save" the others. I don't like the idea that she was out for herself the whole time. She's dying and wants the others to help with her environmental terrorism bucket list, essentially and that just sucks. It g [...]

    13. This was not as good as the first volume and for some reason most of the story was happening somewhere off page which left the rest feeling disjointed. The writing was flat with the story going no where. I found issue #0 was the best out of this group of issues.I don't understand why Black Canary, Batgirl and Poison Ivy are so boring, you wouldn't think that Katana who is so emotionless would turn out to be one of the more interesting characters. Starling continues to be a fun character too bad [...]

    14. Despite being all over the place, this was still a good trade. Great characters. Some intrigue. A holier than thou cameo from Bats. This trade has a lot going for it, but the focus isn't as tight as the first few issues. A whole lot of random shit goes down and by the end, I really wasn't sure what the hell had happened, other than Poison Ivy is one crazy, hot, salad lady. I respect the artistic team in this book; Travel Foreman is a very talented artist, and Swierczynski writes full throttle ac [...]

    15. This was all over the place. Time-wise and story-wise. There's a bit of the Night of the Owls event in here, there's some of Canary's past, there's some oddness with Poison Ivy, there's a bit where they meet as a team for the first time. It just felt like it jumped around too much, as soon as I became at all interested in a story line it went on to something else. And some story lines weren't really that interesting to begin with. So, hoping this gets better. Definitely miss the old Birds of Pre [...]

    16. Again 3.5 stars. Because Batgirl comes in. And Poison Ivy shows her devious nature. Then a Talon shows up. It's interesting how Gotham is being tied in. This is like a sideshow of the main events that have happened at the Big Top. Still interesting but not shocking and take your breath away interesting.

    17. The plotting seems to have faltered somewhat here, as compared to the previous volume. No real surprises, though it's as fast-paced as ever. As for the art, Travel Foreman is great on horror titles like Animal Man, where he does terrific monsters, but unsuited for a book featuring female heroes.

    18. 2 Stars The art was not as good in this volume. There were a couple panels where the people looked very distorted, almost like my screen wasn't loading the images correctly. At times, it was really distracting.The story line was all over the place. The cliffhanger at the end of issue 7 was not AT ALL addressed or even acknowledged in this volume. There was a crumby, played out mini plot with Poison Ivy that I hated. It was cliche and not emotional because there has been no build up or detail put [...]

    19. Reprints Birds of Prey (3) #0, 8-12 (June 2012-November 2012). The Birds of Prey try to stop the Owl invasion of Gotham and find Poison Ivy clinging to life. Travelling to South America to connect with the Green, the Birds of Prey are about to learn Poison Ivy’s true agenda with the team…and it could be deadly. Facing death and getting deeper and deeper involved in illegal activities, Black Canary finds that running a team of “heroes” isn’t what she planned.Written by Duane Swierczynsk [...]

    20. The adventures of Black Canary's team of super-heroines continue in Birds of Prey, Vol. 2: Your Kiss Might Kill. The story takes off from shortly after the first book, during the “Court of Owls” story line that stretches across the Batman Family books.Like with Batgirl: Vol.2 this graphic novel was more than just a little disjointed. It was a mish-mash of the main plot, a “Court of Owls” one-shot, and the issue #0 of the comic after the 2011 reboot that began the “New 52”. Unlike the [...]

    21. This would've been a 4 star review if it weren't for the tie-in to Court of Owls and the issue 0 reveal.I like all the characters. I enjoyed volume one. The tie-in to the court of Owls felt pretty weak. There was no resolution to Choke from volume one, in fact they barely mentioned the happenings from volume one.(view spoiler)[So every team must have that team member that turns out to be a spy or not exactly who they appear, right? The team member that will eventually betray everyone and shock e [...]

    22. The second volume of DC Comics New 52 version of Birds of Prey builds on Black Canary's background - explaining why everyone is after her. Dinah Lance, it seems, was not framed for murder after all - but did actually kill her ex-husband, though it was an accident. He was training her to learn to control her Canary Cry, and well. Things didn't go well.This volume also explores Poison Ivy's character - she does betray her fellow teammates as well as show her more violent tendencies. However, this [...]

    23. 3.5 stars.Poison Ivy is sort of boring, isn't she? Starling? Fun. Katana? Interesting. Black Canary and Batgirl? Cool. Poison Ivy? Don't care in the least. The Birds of Prey theme of killing/when's it OK to kill/heroes who have killed is a really interesting topic to bring up, but it feels a little weirdly developed in the series so far. Black Canary's past feels like something that should have already been better explained, but I guess that's not happening yet.The typical art of the New 52 (and [...]

    24. Things get sorted out with Eco-Terrorist Poison Ivy or what i like to call her thanks to Starling Salad-Lady. you find out whether you can trust her or not, did anyone really trust her, Batgirl becomes more of a member instead of a one foot out one foot in character which if you read you could just see it coming, vigilantes just smell danger and they come running fast. you also finally learn how Black Canary, Starling, and Batgirl all knew each other(besides the fact that you know all their name [...]

    25. I didn't find this volume of Birds of Prey to be as strong as the first volume. It hops all over the place in a narrative sense and doesn't appear to tie into the conflicts brought up in the first installment. Of course, as a second volume, it may just be a set-up issue. Later volumes may retroactively make this volume stronger, but I haven't gotten there yet.I will say that I enjoyed the Poison Ivy focus, but now that she's had her own comic, this interpretation of the character feels weaker in [...]

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