Kidnapping Is Slippery Business in ‘Birds of Prey’ #31

Christy Marx is a legend. If you don’t recognize the name, you will surely recognize the memories of your entire childhood, which she wrote. And if you enjoyed any of that, you’ll enjoy Birds of Prey, which she also wrote, and which we–as predicted–enjoyed here. Watch as Batgirl races to neutralize a threat to Commissioner Gordon’s life, because–hey, they might not get along in her secret identity, but when the cowl comes off, he’s still her dad.

Not that he knows that (because: drama!) so he takes issue with her presence, leading the redheaded stepchild of the Bat-family to take action through agents & allies. After all, letting your dad get cut up by a teleporting smuggler reflects badly on you as a daughter, a crimefighter, and a cop’s kid. (Everyone knows the children of police are raised to be superhuman warriors. It’s like an apprenticeship).

So watch Barbara Gordon & Co. tackle the threat of Axton Loong, a guy who doesn’t have to impress you so long as he can keep bamfing out of your reach. Robson Rocha draws the slippery spree with terrific composition and linework reminiscent of Art Adams. Enjoy!

Birds of Prey #31 comes out next Wednesday and should be aces. Go get it!


Propaganda posters make the best comic book covers.


Whew! For a second there we thought Soulja Boy was going to make a cameo in this comic and ruin it the way he ruined hip-hop.


We’re betting this diner never, ever gets robbed.


“These days he calls himself…Skipping Stone.”


“Or I guess we could just trick him into teleporting into the incinerator.”


Kid, nobody, anywhere, ever was scared of a guy named Axton.

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

Brendan recently interviewed Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics about the company’s big moves of late.


Aim for the Jughead!



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