Birds of Prey #113 with new writer Sean McKeever came out a few weeks ago to a variety of interesting reactions, especially regarding a certain confrontation with the man in blue.
So Super Duper really enjoyed the issue especially the confrontation scene:
The best part of the book? Well, I must say I just loved seeing the bitchy side of Superman. It’s nice to see our Big Blue Boy Scout get all snotty with the ladies. They deserved to be told off for their mistake, as it was a huge mistake (taking out whole city blocks – way to go ladies) and his verbal smack-down totally put the series back into its more familiar, grounded reality. The Birds work best when they aren’t dealing with giant robots and crazed-space-faring-villains, but with more Batman like, gun toting, human-ish bad guys. Not that the occasional mega-powerful villain battle isn’t welcome, but I have always much preferred the more gritty, espionage-y aspect of the series. This time around these gals were way in over their heads and their failure stung. Oracle really should have called in some big guns to save the day; perhaps our dear Oracle has gotten a tad cocky? Thankfully this mistake will only make the team stronger and better, as every team needs their moment to overcome and prove themselves anew.
Samantha of Neither Doormat Nor Prostitute really did not like it:
Also, Oracle has been shown to be respected by the League time and time again. For Superman to walk in and *scold* the Birds over a mistake (that they wouldn’t have made under a more competent writer, frankly) makes no sense, either character or plot wise.
Superman isn’t Batman. He doesn’t give stupid territorial speeches about “my city.”
At the end of this issue, I didn’t like anyone. Barbara and the Birds are inefficient, Superman is an asshole, and Misfit was kind of pointless.
David Brothers didn’t like it for a slightly different reason:
-The Birds of Prey, and specifically Misfit, pretty much murder a few hundred people in Metropolis and the only punishment they get is a stern talking to by Superman? Whaaat?
Do you know what happens if I am playing with a gun and I shoot someone in the face? Prison.
What happened to Sean McKeever? His DC work has been mediocre at best and this issue of BoP made them crazy unlikeable.
“He doesn’t know. He wasn’t there.” Psh, Misfit pressed a button and killed a few hundred people. What’s to know, other than “Don’t press buttons in giant murder machines?”
So what did you think?