Birds of Prey #57

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 20, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Black Canary is used as leverage in a contest of wills between Oracle and the brilliant extortionist, Savant. Backed into a corner and faced with the demand to turn over her secret files on everyone--including Bruce Wayne--she reluctantly calls for help from a person she barely trusts: the Huntress!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 31, 2003

    As a fan of the Black Canary I can't say that I've overly fond of the idea that she spend the entire issue tied to a bed, being tormented by her captors. However, depending of how much excitement is derived from her big escape next issue, I'd be willing to look upon this issue as simply a way for Gail Simone to introduce the reader to Savant, as villains are always at their most engaging when they look to have the upper hand over the heroes. Plus it doesn't hurt that Savant actually is a highly engaging villain, as he's a bit like a sadistic version of Jimmy Stewart, as he fumbles his way through his villainous activities, and almost seems to be just on the verge of losing complete control over his criminal plotting. As for the Huntress, frankly I could take her or leave her, as I've never really found the character to be all that compelling, but then her willingness to venture down paths that most squared jawed, highly moralistic heroes never even venture close to could make her an in Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jul 25, 2003

    So it's not the glimpse of perfection I was hoping for in a second issue, but it does its job just fine. I'm still looking forward to the coming months ahead; I have the feeling that this run will be just as memorable as it started out to be. Read Full Review

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