The Birds of Prey have suffered a number of traumatic ordeals
lately, and they're ready for events to slow down. But before
they can rest, the Secret Society - a collection of supervillains
- takes one of the Birds of Prey hostage, demanding Oracle's
secret identity as their ransom. The Birds will have to save
their friend and battle Deathstroke to defend their leader...
stories reprinted in Perfect Pitch were originally
published in the Birds of Prey comic issues #86-90
and 92-95. There are several stories here, but the two main
tales see Black Canary making a deal with the Lady Shiva,
where the two swap places, and the Birds attempting to take
down the Secret Society of Super Villains, and in particular
their leader the Calculator.
favourite tale in this collection sees Black Canary temporarily
leaving the team to undergo intensive martial arts training
in another part of the world, and in her place the Birds have
taken on their newest member... the deadly Lady Shiva. But
has Black Canary unwittingly walked right into the hands of
Lady Shiva? Is there more to this exchange than meets the
Black Canary undergoes her new training, she soon realises
the sacrifices she will have to make if she decides to go
through with her deal. She believes that she can go through
the training without emerging as a power crazed killing machine.
Meanwhile will Lady Shiva follow the code of the Birds by
resisting the temptation to kill anyone who crosses their
path - especially when Black Canary has one request that way
oversteps Shiva's idea of good taste.
other major tale sees Savant being kidnapped by a shadowy
supervillain who is desperate to find out the true identity
of Oracle. Whether or not he succeeds in discovering Barbara's
real identity, there is a good chance that Savant's torture
will undo the hard work the Birds did getting him to the stage
where he wanted to work on the side of the good guys.
collection represents another interesting series of tales
in the Birds of Prey series, and it was great to see
Green Arrow and Batman make brief guest appearances.