Minor Disclaimer: Before reading this book, I thought that I had a copy of a recent rendition of Birds of Prey – yet after completing this book and looking a bit more into it, I discovered that this is merely a reprint of the 1999 series. This does not change the dynamics of the comic much, but it drastically affects me as an avid comic book reader whom constantly searches for progress in the industry. Therefore, forgive me if my criticism reads as harsh as I have higher expectations for representation of women in today’s comics (although still problematic) than I do for the late 90’s.
After becoming paralyzed from the waist-down because of the Joker, Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) becomes Oracle and partners with ex-Justice Leaguer, Dinah Lance (Black Canary). Using an ear piece, Oracle aids and instructs Black Canary on various missions. Continue reading