Birds of Prey #61

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 30, 2002 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
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8.0User Rating

Oracle made a shocking decision in issue #60, and now Barbara and Dinah must face the consequences! To make matters worse, the Birds are hunted by their most powerful foe yet: the U.S. government!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 26, 2003

    The idea that Barbara is looking to protect herself from the pain of losing someone she cares about by effectively calling it quits on all her relationships is presented quite nicely in this issue, and I have to say that I enjoyed the fact that the issue doesn't make Barbara's concerns sound unreasonable, as Dinah gets a somewhat revealing look at what it's like to be Oracle when she attempts to rein in the Huntress with next to no success. Now the scene where Barbara encounters the mentally challenged little girl, who manages to brighten her mood with her fondness for hugs from complete strangers was a bit too much like a plot line from the Care Bears cartoon, but the scenes between Dinah and Barbara later in the issue felt genuine so I don't really care all that much what means were used to turn Barbara's sour mood. The action involving the Huntress was also nicely paced, as the action moves along at a nice brisk pace, and it's brought to a halt in a rather impressive manner. Read Full Review

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