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.
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.