The only way Starling is going to save them is if they're being attacked by the broadside of a barn since she can't shoot shit. Also, her boobs are much bigger here. Must be the Toxins.
I bet Poison Ivy wants to visit the Parliament of Trees. Too bad they're now just saplings in the swamps of Louisiana. Also too bad, the helicopter they're in is destroyed by a rocket. On the bright side, they were currently hovering over the area they wanted to be. On the dark side, they were hundreds of feet up. On the better side, the lush vegetation must make it impossible for someone to fall to their deaths in DC's Amazon.
Except maybe the pilot who was a man and thus not a bird and thus not important and had just touched Starling on the shoulder against her will so he deserved to die.
Katana and Starling can see a smoke trail where the majority of the helicopter went down a few hundred yards away, so they head through the jungle to see if the pilot survived. Batgirl and Black Canary decide to pry Poison Ivy out of her ice casket because she's supposed to be their guide. Right about then, Black Canary has a helpful flashback to a couple of days ago in Gotham City just after the Night of the Talons.
Batman comes by to pick up the Talon when he notices Poison Ivy and realizes Black Canary is working with her so he offers Dinah some advice.
An obvious piece of advice, rationally given. Thanks, Batman!
Holy fucksticks, take it down a notch! No wonder you blew your husband's brains out with your sonic scream. "Hey, honey, could you maybe turn the television down a bit, I'm trying to get some Team Seven work done here." "FUCK YOU YOU MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE HOW DARE YOU TELL ME WHAT TO DO YOU MAN!"
Yeah, I went there! And just think how irritable the whole team is going to be when Harem Syndrome kicks in! I'm willing to bet Gotham is going to end up absolutely crime free one week every fucking moon cycle.
Starling and Katana find the pilot alive and well. They also find that the one hundred gallons of liquid cocaine hidden in the helicopter is doing just fine too. I don't know why they have liquid cocaine aboard this helicopter. Are they delivering cocaine back to South America? And why have it diluted? I just read up on diluting cocaine for smuggling reasons to make it harder to detect but they don't seem to have any reason for traveling with Cocaine Kool-Aid.
And then everyone is attacked by vegetable men!
I guess Duane's just going to settle on the fact that Starling does know about Katana's husband's soul. Even though Starling has remembered and forgotten and remembered a whole bunch of different things up until now. I don't know if her memory lapses are because Duane is a shitty writer or because her mind has been fucked by Choke too many times.
As they meet up and run for safety, they see a shelter across a chasm. The rope bridge is out and, once again, Batgirl's Batrope is broken. What the fuck, Batgirl? Did you buy a second-rate crate of Batrope? Are you buying your Batrope from Q-core now? Well, it doesn't matter because Black Canary finally has time to "understand the significance of those frenzied seconds" from earlier in the day.
Black Canary screamed and blew up the missile earlier and kept the blast from enveloping the helicopter. Apparently that meant that now she could use her scream to fly across the chasm with the rope bridge and secure it tightly for everyone to cross. Yep, totally what I would have figured. So everyone crosses to safety. But first Starling puts a pack of C-4 on the other side so that she can blow up the vegetable creatures.
With a little help from one of those heat-seeking rockets and a stupid line. "GO GREEN, MOTHERFUCKER!"
Birds of Prey #10 Rating: No change. The comic continues to be bad but no worse than it's been up until now. I'm going to give it a break before it drops down past Grifter or Captain Atom. Merry Christmas, Birds.