Monday, June 13, 2011

Birds of Prey #13

I've never been a big fan of Renee Montoya as The Question. Don't get me wrong, I love the character of Renee, but her stepping into the shoes of Vic Sage has never sat quite right with me.

What's interesting is I could make a similar statement about the Huntress. Until Gail Simone took over the first volume of Birds of Prey and breathed new life into the character I honestly didn't care what happened to Helena. Now I realize I'm going to miss her as much as the other Birds when this series comes to an end in August.

Sure the Birds (or some of them) will continue their adventures in a new title under a different writer, but this group's adventures are coming to an end.

This issue gives us Black Canary and Dove vs. Junior (in a fight that elevates the villain's prowess a little too high for my tastes), a Zinda Blake headbutt (no complaints here), Huntress and Question coming to the rescue, and even an appearance by Catman!

As the issue comes to a close it gives us an intriguing turn as it elevates Huntress to the role of field commander of the team. It's hard to argue against Oracle's decision as Helena really has earned the position. To steal a line from Virginia Slims, she's come a long way baby. Sadly, it looks like she's only going to get to keep it for a couple of more issues. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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