Musicians have a certain reputation. It’s typical for them to get into some mischief in between rocking and rolling. It was easy to see that Dinah wasn’t going to be an exception to that rule, when we saw her appear in the recent Batgirl issues. Now the wait is over! Black Canary is back in her own book, and let me tell you, this is no ordinary rock and roll tour! From DC Comics, Black Canary #1, written by Brenden Fletcher, with art by Annie Wu, begins with a little summary of what the band has been up to thus far, and the reputation that they have had. From there, we get to experience what it’s like on the road with them, and the preparation they go through before a show. However, things aren’t always so simple when it comes to a former Birds of Prey member attempting to lead a normal life. Dinah has a history, and people want to know about it.
Now, it’s shameful for me to admit that I don’t have much Birds of Prey background, nor do I know much about Black Canary’s past. As I read through the script, it didn’t seem to matter much, but there were a few panels that I came across where it was clear that I would have had an “Oh, I know who they’re talking about” moment if I had read previous books. Nonetheless, this didn’t affect my experience in a negative way at all. I enjoyed the level of intensity throughout the script. Fletcher writes a brilliant, fun, action packed script that will keep your eyes glued to the page. Annie Wu’s art style compliments this with some edgy, bold illustrations that are truly epic. With all of that said, you know I’m going to encourage you to pick up this awesome new release. I’m so excited for the future of this book, and I can’t wait to see a Batgirl appearance.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.
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