Review: Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming

Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming

by Brenden Fletcher (Author), Annie Wu (Illustrator)
Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
Comics, Superheroes, Family
Ebook/Print (168 pages, DC COMICS)
Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the last place Dinah saw herself is on stage ... but she's quickly learning she'd die to protect the gang of misfits she's fallen into. And she just might have to—for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble ... and Dinah's not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why!
From the pages of BATGIRL, Martial arts, super-spies, and rock 'n' roll combine here in the superheroine's solo series BLACK CANARY VOL. 1. Written by Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and art by Annie Wu (HAWKEYE), this graphic novel collects BLACK CANARY #1-7.

Totally took me by (positive) surprise! (5 stars)

I honestly wasn't expecting to like this one in spite of all the praise it's been getting. I've never gravitated toward Black Canary as a character but I figured this was a good place to start giving her a shot. At first I was sure I was right and she just wasn't going to work for me... but as the plot progressed and the characters fleshed out I found myself falling in love with this story arc and the fantastic characters.

If you've been looking for a superheroine to start following this is a little edgy but a lot of fun and I loved the family-of-your-choosing feel of it. I'd definitely recommend!

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