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Review for the kindle version
on 25 September 2013
Although I love my Kindle Fire I've been very hesitant about using it to read graphic novels. Frankly I shouldn't have been! The artwork in HD quality really enhances the experience. The Kindle Fire also has a facility which allows you to view the page in its entirety whilst also highlighting and bringing to the fore the pane you are reading which I thought was really clever!
I'm generally drawn to Graphic Novels with strong female protagonist and was really happy when DC issued `The New 52' as a way of giving readers a start point when this is a market that seems, on occasion, to be impenetrable. This is the second volume of the new Birds of Prey stories buy you don't really need to have read the first volume to understand what's happening.
I thought the fist Birds of Prey volume was one of the best of DC's New 52 range but this volume was an utter disappointment. All sense of the character development was gone and there was a complete lack of cohesion between the group and the stories, although the artwork remains fantastic. I am beginning to think that Batgirl is too much of a presence in her own right to be in this group and her being there only detracts from Black Canary as the Leadership figure.
I'll return to read Volume 3 but that's only because I loved the first book so much.