Comic Review Quick Hits: Lady Killer #2, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

Lady Killer #2 from Dark Horse Comics is such a fun, disgusting, gruesome ride from start to finish. Joelle Jones has done a fantastic job in creating a suburban, housewife hit-woman in both her writing and art. 

I look at it like this, the art feels like it could be a 1960s vacuum commercial as it just oozes with this stereotypical vintage feel to it. The only difference being that the star of the commercial is using the perceptual vacuum to clean up brain matter and other pieces of the human anatomy left behind after a job. 

That brings me to the colors, which are done by Michelle Madsen. From family time on the beach to the gruesome stuff, her colors absolutely pop and make this series feel that much more different than anything else out there right now. While Jones has created this vintage character and lines, it's Madsen's colors that take it to that next level. 

In issue No. 2 of the five-part miniseries, Jones shows us how Josie Schuller acts under pressure with her world's colliding. 

Rating: 8.5/10 Definitely not a kids book by any means, but Lady Killer #2 from Joelle Jones is an absolute must-grab for comic readers looking for something different. 

Written by Julie and Shawna Benson with art by Claire Roe

A step in the right direction, no matter how small, is still a step in the right direction. 

While there are still some consistency issues with the characters and the art throughout the second-helping of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, there are some solid things at play here.

The Bensons have made some improvements with Huntress, and their Barbara Gordon is still rock-solid, but I'm confused by Black Canary. It's almost as if we can only get two-out-of-three main characters right at a time. 

It's not just the inconsistencies in Canary's art from page-to-page, but her tone, demeanor and just overall presence seems to frequently shift. 

Rating: 6/10 The Batgirl, Batman and Jim Gordon dynamic saves the issue, while the reader is left wondering what version of Canary and Huntress they'll get each issue.