Birds of Prey #56

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 10, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Before they became best-selling creators, writer Gail Simone (WONDER WOMAN) and artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) first rose to prominence with their run on BIRDS OF PREY--starting right here! Hit the ground running with this sexy, high-octane adventure starring Black Canary and Oracle!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 21, 2003

    Ok, so its good, by why will this be one of my all-time favorites? Because simply put, I predict that Simones run will be highly memorable by its own right. This will be the issue that started it all. I havent looked forward to a title coming out this much since 1991. Simone hasn't just reenergized the value of an interesting superhero team, but also has created a signature feel that readers will love to return to What a great start by the new creative team---truly will appeal to the masses! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 29, 2003

    Not exactly the runaway success that I had gone in hoping to find, but truth be told I entered this issue with expectations that were probably far too high. As I took a second look at the book during this review, I also have to say the material does hold together quite nicely, and this book is showing more promise than it has since it's earliest issue. The book is funny without going for the obvious laugh, and while there are a couple moments that I found a bit awkward, for the most part that issue is a highly enjoyable romp. Now from a plotting standpoint I found it a bit strange that a villain would write out his evil intentions before they actually committed the crime, and the book could of done a better job of explaining how this confession was brought to Barbara's attention, and why she decided to act upon it before it was really smart to have done so. Still, the issue does raise some interesting questions about the invasion of privacy, and we also get a pretty solid surprise in t Read Full Review

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