Birds of Prey #66

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Michael Golden Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 11, 2004

    A bit of a side trip as all the elements of the current plot are set aside so that we can take a trip into the Golden Age, where we follow Dinah's mother as she's on the trail of a serial killer who has a fetish for killing blondes. Now this is a highly entertaining voyage into the past, and it does a wonderful job of reinforcing that the Black Canary does have a legacy that really hasn't gotten as much attention as it should've. This issue does a good job of spelling out the differences between Dinah and her mother, as we see the original Black Canary operated in a different era when costumed female crime-fighters were a rarity, and we see there are moments in this story when Dinah's mother acts like a woman of her era, rather than a modern day woman who has simply been transplanted into this society. The case that she's called upon to investigate is also a wonderfully creepy affair, and there's a genuine shocking moment when the killer looks to have slashed the throat of one of Dinah Read Full Review

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