Birds of Prey #55

Writer: Gilbert Hernandez Artist: Casey Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 21, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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Twag is back, crazier than ever and with only one thing on his mind: killing Barbara Gordon! Can special guest star Metamorpho save the day?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 27, 2003

    I realize that I'm belaboring the same point over and over, but I found it really difficult to enjoy this issue, thanks largely to its attitude that it's okay to lay into a person who is clearly mentally disturbed. I mean I realize he's a villain, who came after Barbara, but the issue also takes great pains to show us that Danko Twag is clearly mentally disturbed, and as such I found myself rather unsettled that the best solution this book could come up with is to have Dinah spend the entire issue pounding on this poor man, until eventually the man managed to kill himself. Plus after the man's death the book takes an even more jaded stance in that neither Barbara or Dinah seem the slightest bit troubled by the idea that Danko Twag's was killed. It also didn't help that the book seemed to almost grow bored of it's idea, as we don't really get a resolution so mach as the book simply has Danko drop dead, while Tom promptly vanishes into comic limbo. I do like the idea of Metamorpho becomi Read Full Review

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