History ComicBook / BirdsOfPrey

15th Jan '17 8:41:16 AM DustSnitch
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Because you should never need to choose between beauty, [[BadassBookworm brains]] or [[{{Badass}} brawn]]... or a good [[BoisterousBruiser HAWWWKAAAAAA!]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Because you should never need to choose between beauty, [[BadassBookworm brains]] or [[{{Badass}} brawn]]...brawn... or a good [[BoisterousBruiser HAWWWKAAAAAA!]]-] ]]
27th Oct '16 4:52:37 PM foxley
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* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: Multiple issues have had the primarily female cast attending male strip clubs. Some of the members are horrified, and some are delighted. Lady Blackhawk is always a particularly enthusiastic participant.
26th Sep '16 6:14:05 PM comicwriter
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* WolverinePublicity: The 2016 relaunch is dubbed ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'', likely to capitalize on the popularity of the ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}} of Burnside}}'' {{ReTool}}ing.

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* WolverinePublicity: The 2016 relaunch is dubbed ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'', likely to capitalize on the popularity of the ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}} of Burnside}}'' Burnside'' {{ReTool}}ing.
26th Sep '16 6:13:23 PM comicwriter
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In September of 2011, Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz took over creative control of the series with the company-wide ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. The New DC team is composed of Dinah Drake Lance (Black Canary, mother of previous star Dinah Laurel Lance), Tatsu Yamashiro (ComicBook/{{Katana}}), new creation Ev Crawford ("Starling"), [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy)]], and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)]]. ComicBook/{{Huntress}} (now Helena Wayne, not Helena Bertinelli) has some connection to the team, though her adventures were detailed in her stand-alone miniseries and the ''Worlds' Finest'' ongoing series, with any connections to the Birds currently remaining a mystery. A little over a year after the relaunch, it was announced that Strix, a former member of the [[Comicbook/NightOfTheOwls Court of Owls]] would be joining the team.

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In September of 2011, Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz took over creative control of the series with the company-wide ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. The New DC team is composed of Dinah Drake Lance (Black Canary, mother of previous star Dinah Laurel Lance), Tatsu Yamashiro (ComicBook/{{Katana}}), new creation Ev Crawford ("Starling"), [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy)]], and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)]]. ComicBook/{{Huntress}} (now Helena Wayne, not Helena Bertinelli) has some connection to the team, though her adventures were detailed in her stand-alone miniseries and the ''Worlds' Finest'' ongoing series, with any connections to the Birds currently remaining a mystery. A little over a year after the relaunch, it was announced that Strix, a former member of the [[Comicbook/NightOfTheOwls Court of Owls]] would be joining the team.
team. The series floundered creatively after Swierczynski left, and wwas cancelled at issue #34.

In 2016, the title was relaunched as ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'' as part of ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'', with Shawna and Julie Benson as writers and Claire Roe as the artist. Like many of the ''Rebirth'' titles, the new series was launched with the goal of hearkening back to the pre-New 52 version of the team, with the group now consisting of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary and Huntress.


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* WolverinePublicity: The 2016 relaunch is dubbed ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'', likely to capitalize on the popularity of the ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}} of Burnside}}'' {{ReTool}}ing.
29th Aug '16 12:22:43 AM PaulA
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* PaintedOnPants: Not the predominant art style of the series, but as with most {{Long Runner}}s there were occasional shifts in staff and this trope would occasionally come into play when new pencilers/inkers would join the book, clearest when Vixen guest-starred in the original run and on Huntress in the relaunch. With Hawk & Dove their superhero outfits do not come off [[JustifiedTrope and are literally skin-tight.]]

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* PaintedOnPants: Not the predominant art style of the series, but as with most {{Long Runner}}s there were occasional shifts in staff and this trope would occasionally come into play when new pencilers/inkers would join the book, clearest when Vixen guest-starred in the original run and on Huntress in the relaunch. With Hawk & Dove their superhero outfits do not come off [[JustifiedTrope and are literally skin-tight.]]skin-tight]].
30th Jul '16 6:20:04 PM nombretomado
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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female {{DCU}} character might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.

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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female {{DCU}} character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.



** Id: Huntress/Helena Bertinelli brilliant but impulsive and emotional, fundamentally amoral.

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** Id: Huntress/Helena Bertinelli brilliant but impulsive and emotional, fundamentally amoral.
22nd Jul '16 2:21:27 AM eroock
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'''''Birds of Prey''''' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.

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'''''Birds ''Birds of Prey''''' Prey'' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.
4th Jul '16 11:35:00 PM MikeW
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* BigBadWannabe: The seemingly innocent teenage daughter of a mob boss arranges for her dad to be taken out right under the Birds' nose. She then goes to his various captains in a meeting to declare herself the new boss. Instead of being accepted, they literally laugh at the idea of letting a teenage girl run a mafia family.
24th Jun '16 10:05:42 AM Doug86
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** Following a controversial scene in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' in which ComicBook/GreenArrow mentions [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] having a drunken threesome with Lady Blackhawk and Huntress, Gail Simone wrote a scene in ''Birds of Prey'' #7 which had Huntress say that Hal was passed out drunk. Helena declines to elaborate and, while not an explicit {{Retcon}}, this does raise some doubt about Hal's story.

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** Following a controversial scene in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' in which ComicBook/GreenArrow mentions [[ComicBook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] having a drunken threesome with Lady Blackhawk and Huntress, Gail Simone wrote a scene in ''Birds of Prey'' #7 which had Huntress say that Hal was passed out drunk. Helena declines to elaborate and, while not an explicit {{Retcon}}, this does raise some doubt about Hal's story.
23rd May '16 8:20:18 PM Anddrix
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Huntress explicitly states to Catman that there is a scale, with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] & {{Superman}} [[IncorruptiblePurePureness at one end]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker at the other. The middle of that scale, where she herself lives, is filled with [[GrayAndGreyMorality gray]], but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you can not just hover in the middle forever.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Huntress explicitly states to Catman that there is a scale, with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] & {{Superman}} [[IncorruptiblePurePureness at one end]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker at the other. The middle of that scale, where she herself lives, is filled with [[GrayAndGreyMorality gray]], but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you can not just hover in the middle forever.
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