Birds of Prey - #102
Synopsis: Manhunter is still outside the Mexico prison. She's been captured by the resident big strong prison guard. :O
Meanwhile, Lois Lane shows up to have dinner with Oracle, and Oracle is scared b/c she knows of Lois' reputation as a great investigative reporter and that Lois will expose her. Oracle starts wondering if she'll have to leave the country now and hide. o.O
Misfit takes over Oracle's control room but is unable to use her computer skills (or lack thereof) to help the Birds who are held at gunpoint by government agents. :O She realizes that they dun need nething more than a distraction and she teleports into the fray, giving the heroes the chance they need to fight back!
In the melee however, the girl they were protecting is captured, and her father, who was trading his daughters safety for his testimony against the mob, is shot. :(
Manhunter has now been brought into the prison to be interrogated. There are American government agents there as well. :O Manhunter beats them all up and reveals that she only allowed herself to be captured! o_o Gypsy shows up too having been invisible all along and they beat up the guards. :O
Oracle, feeling pressued by Lois Lane, prepares to show her a photo of Lois kissing Superman, as leverage, but Lois draws her a picture of Oracle's computerized image mask and leaves, saying she doesn't see a story here. :|
Oracle then gets a call from Spy Smasher telling her that Manhunter is beating ppl up in Mexico. Oracle says that Manhunter was supposed to be finished there and thinks that Manhunter must have gone rogue! :OO
Review: I thought that Lois Lane knew all the heroes and their identities! At least that's been the implication they keep giving us, that Superman doesn't hide nething from Lois. :| Like, if Superman told her Batman's identity (and Batman's extremely paranoid about his identity) then she HAS to know Oracle's. :O Oracle herself seems unaware that Lois is Superman's wife. Tho it's possible she knew but was just rly scared neways. :o
The whole thing is silly tho! Like srsly! I thought all the heroes and their family knew each other! If Jean Loring knows their identities, then Lois has to! :O And like, it makes me giggle thinking about what would happen if Lois was to publish a story blowing open all the heroes and their identities. Like.. imagine Clark's reaction! XD He walks in, "hi honey, what are you doing?" "Oh just working on a story that will unmask that sneaky Oracle person and destroy her organization!" "Um... Lois honey, I ... dun think you should do that..."
>.>;; So yah... everything about that rang false. :|
I rly liked the rest of the book tho! The Manhunter stuff was a bit cliched... like it was obvious she threw the fight b/c no hero would get whomped by some random tough. XD I dun think she's AWOL tho. Tho it does add a layer of intrigue. :O Like, maybe Barbara doesn't know as much as she thinks she does? :o I rly hate it when characters are showing up in multiple books tho! Like, if she's in Mexico, when do the events in Manhunter take place!?
I didn't rly like Misfit when she first showed up b/c I thought she was just there to say "HA there will be no more Batgirls!" but she's grown on me XD I'm amused she calls herself Misfit, and I like how fun loving and happy she is! XD She's kinda like how I wish Supergirl was: helpful, cute and enjoying being new to the superhero thing! :D
Her expressions and poses are marvelously drawn and convey a lot about her. :)
Barda still seems to be missing her chestplate tho. :( That's sad. Like, it's kinda important since it's ARMOUR and not just decorative. :\ And as a former Fury and a warrior, wouldn't practicality trump showing off her breasts? :o
It's like Huntress and the bare stomach. :| She's human, and like Batman, she outfits her suit with kevlar to protect herself. So why isn't an important part of her body covered? Not like being stabbed or shot in the stomach doesn't SUCK or nething XD
Still, I think the good parts outweighed the bad and Misfit outweighs everything XD I'm kinda interested to see how things turn out. :) I just thought the Lois Lane part was rly confusing and seemed to contradict things we alrdy knew about the DCU. :|
Go Misfit! XD
Angelwings Rating: 3/5 missing costume pieces
Recommendation: Worth checking out, esp if you're a Birds of Prey fan :)