Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Birds of Prey: Futures End #1 Review

Written by: Christy Marx
Art by: Robson Rocha
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 10, 2014

Like a Vacuum

It's Futures End so we travel...three years in the future?  What gives?  I guess Christy Marx didn't get the memo.  It's five years Christy...Five.  Oh well, I wish I could say that's the only problem with this issue, but unfortunately it's the second crappy ending to the series.  That may be a record.

Black Canary is the leader of the Red League of Assassins.  They go around the world and free abused and mistreated woman.  Some go home, some join the League.  I'd like to tell you more, but I really don't care.  If that upsets you, I'm sorry, but this book has been killing me month after month and this issue is no different.  It just plain sucks.

I guess if you look at from a different angle, it's kind of funny.  That's how I got through Ann Nocenti's Catwoman so I'll try it here. The issue starts with Black Canary freeing some abused girls.  She explains that she hates when woman are trivialized and ignored.  So, she lets them join the League and they are given a number for a name and dressed in identical red uniforms that hide their features. Hilarious.

On the trail of another bad guy, she meets up with Batgirl...or should I say, Bete Noire.  They yell about their life decisions and kick the living crap out of each other.  Then Batgirl, I mean Bete Noire, just leaves.  Stupendous.  The book ends with Canary and her League finding the bad guy, but he's hung himself.  Oh well, the League is off to find their next "Prey"  Get it?  That's really how it ends. Wonderful.

Do I have to say it again or do you understand that this book sucks?  It's the suckeist suck that ever sucked.  Seriously though, it sucked.

Robson Rocha's art was okay, but no art could save this story.

Bits and Pieces:

As a Futures End tie-in, this book sucked.  As an issue of Birds of Prey, this book sucked.  As anything you could possibly imagine this is, this book sucked.


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