Birds of Prey #54

Writer: Gillbert Hernandez Artist: Josť Marzan, John Beatty, Casey Jones, Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 23, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2
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Tom seems more smitten with Barbara by the minute, but she's only got eyes for her new security system protecting the clock tower. Meanwhile, Black Canary gets increasingly frustrated by the lack of crimes to fight in Gotham.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 2, 2003

    A rather scattered issue that never really grabbed me, and while part of this is me getting looking ahead, eagerly anticipating Gail Simone's impending arrival, the simple fact of the matter is that Gillbert Hernendez is offering up an unfocused story that jumps around a little too much for its own good, and far too much time is spent developing ideas that are a little too simplistic. I mean we know the primary villain of this story is a complete nut case, and that he's obsessing on Barbara, but given we've already tasted this dish in the previous arc, I'm finding it a bit difficult to work up much excitement for a second helping. There's also the whole Barbara falling for the super smooth Tom, as one knows that Gillbert Hernandez isn't going to rock the boat too much, so even when we see Dick catches Barbara in her lie, we know nothing overly serious is going to result. I guess it's just the general sense that we're killing time between creative teams that is leaving me cold. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Jun 3, 2003

    Then I better mention that there is some tension going on between Black Canary and Barbara 'Babs' Gordon. There is an appearance from Metamorpho - The Element Man and talk of some old DC villains like Despero, late Doctor Light and Felix Faust. In fact Felix Faust is the main focus of this story. Artwork is mediocre. Read Full Review

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