Birds of Prey #58

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
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8.0User Rating

Savant's true demands for Oracle are revealed, as she's given 24 hours to "discover" Batman's true identity! But Savant doesn't realize that the Huntress is on the case and that Black Canary plans to be a less-than-cooperative hostage! Continuing the groundbreaking run by Gail Simone and Ed Benes!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 27, 2003

    This issue left me somewhat unconvinced that Savant is as impressive a threat as the previous issues made him out to be, as the writing comes across as trying too hard to show us how cunning he is, by having him constantly challenging Barbara like she's a contestant on the "Win Ben Stein's Money" game show. Now I like his hair trigger temper, and his ability to suddenly shift from a somewhat charming villain, into a raving mad man, but frankly I found the character came across as more of a parody version of a mastermind villain, than a genuine threat. However, I did enjoy Dinah efforts in this issue, as it's nice to see that her past experience as a hostage has her unwilling to sit back and wait for help to arrive, and her efforts in the final pages are quite exciting. The Huntress is also quite enjoyable, though I do have to wonder why she didn't take a moment to feed that parking attendant his teeth after he gave her the info she was looking for. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 20, 2003

    There's no way I couldn't enjoy a Gail Simone-written issue. It just seems as if the more dramatic elements of the story are starting to outweigh the sheer genius of Ms. Simone's wit and humor. You should probably pick up this title, but you may not find much new here. Read Full Review

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