Birds of Prey #84

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 8, 2010 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The techno-virus invading Oracle's body pushes her towards a deadly ultimatum--either the parasitic invader leaves on its own or she'll take her own life! Back in Gotham City, the Huntress becomes the hunted as she and her new allies find themselves in the crosshairs!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 5, 2005

    Joe Bennett manages to avoid most of the annoying habits that seem to inflict many artists when they work on this title, as his characters don't look like they are posing for a photo shoot, but rather the camera moves around the room focusing on elements that are key to the actual story, such as facial expressions and body language, rather than the cheesecake shots designed to remind readers that this book's cast are female. Now I wish there was a little more variety when it came to the faces of his characters, and the range of facial expressions is a bit limited, but the art is quite impressive when it comes to the key emotional moments, such as the flash of anger from Dinah when Barbara jokes about her impending death, or Barbara's sheepish expression when she explains why she didn't tell the others about the continued infection. There's also a lovely shot of the Huntress in this issue, when she drops off a roof, as her expression is note perfect for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gary Milson Aug 8, 2005

    Solid, albeit unspectacular. This issue is about build up rather than pay-off. That comes in the next issues. But this is good in its own right, having, as I say, some laugh out loud moments, combined with some genuinely touching ones (take a look at Wildcat comforting Black Canary as Oracle is prepared for surgery). As it stands, Im thoroughly looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

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