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I bought a big load of comics today. Among them were the second issue of the revived Birds of Prey and the fourth issue of the Brightest Day tie-in, Justice League: Generation Lost.

The former is by Gail Simone. The latter has scripts by Judd Winick. Simone is one the best writers DC has. Winick is responsible for a lot of bland or bad comics (though capable of more than he has been doing.) You would think that Simone, returning to the book that was one of her biggest successes for DC, would be writing the better comic with ease.

Nope. The second issue of BoP is clumsy and manipulative and badly paced and hurt by endless narration. I barely care about the mystery villain and don't see much to recommend here.

Meanwhile, JL: GL, after a slow but competent start, is not just good but also witty in a way I don't expect from Winick's DC work. It probably helps that the plot is also by Keith Giffen, but it's still a surprise that I am liking this as much as I am.

Or that Winick is writing better than Simone. How is that even possible? And yet, I will be back next issue for JL: GL but not for BoP. Sorry, Gail.
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