Birds of Prey #52

Writer: Gilbert Hernandez Artist: Casey Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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As Oracle's torture comes to a grisly end, Canary uncovers the truth behind the Elemental Monster and saves the day--with a little help from special guest-star Metamorpho!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 26, 2003

    A rather mundane adventure that feels like it's not trying all that hard to deliver anything all that innovative, nor does it look to have done its research when it comes to its surprise twists. I mean to the best of my knowledge while Metamorpho is able to change the chemical composition of his body his ability to shape-shift is rudimentary at best, and as such the scene where Java is revealed to be Metamorpho struck me as rather unlikely. The big finish also struck me as lazy as we see a second exposure to the energy beam acts to reverse the situation, and the writing never even bothers to explain how they knew this second exposure would work, or even how this second exposure was set up. There's also a disappointing secondary plot, where Barbara manages to deal with her tormentor with a single attack, and the villain proves to be quite cooperative after he's capture, as he decides the best course of action is to kill himself, even though the previous material didn't offer up any clue Read Full Review

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