Birds of Prey #59

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 17, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
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Master extortionist Savant has pushed Oracle's courage and Canary's will to their very limits! Oracle must reluctantly recruit the Huntress while Black Canary must make a sacrifice that leaves her more vulnerable than ever in this finale to the first arc by Gail Simone and Ed Benes!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 24, 2003

    There are elements to this issue that I found quite enjoyable, and for the most part there's nothing terribly wrong with this final chapter. In fact I'd even say that this issue displays Gail Simone's strong understanding of the roles that each character plays in this series, as Dinah is involved in some fairly exciting physical confrontations, while Barbara makes her contribution in a more cerebral manner, though no less effective. However, I have some serious reservations about the rather hurried climax that is offered up, as most of the issue has Savant chasing after Dinah, and when the time for their big rematch arrives, it's over and done with in a grand total of two panels. Yes the big, bad Savant is reveal to be a paper tiger, and a rather dumb on at that, as he's afflicted with a mental disorder that apparently makes him extremely gullible. Than again I'm more than ready to move on to the next idea so I'm somewhat glad to see this is the final chapter of the Savant arc, and the Read Full Review

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