DC to Repackage Comics as ‘Birds Of Prey’ Ahead the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

We have already seen DC Comics take the peculiar step of repackage comic books by Steve Ditko featuring The Question and The Blue Beetle as The Road To Watchmen. Well, this one is less of a stretch, But it does indicate some of DC Comics’ plannings regarding the upcoming Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) movie for 2020.

Here are four books being repackaged with that branding…

We start with Black Canary comics…

Birds of Prey: Black Canary
by Brenden Fletcher, Annie Wu

Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the last place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to—for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why!

Rock star. Public menace. Martial artist. Superhero. Dinah Drake is all these things and more—and she’s got the legions of fans, friends and foes to prove it. But there’s a part of her life she’s never been able to get a handle on, a role she’s never been able to play: daughter. Her mother went missing, and took the secrets of Dinah’s own past with her.

Now a mysterious cult—fronted by a white ninja whose skills may outmatch even Black Canary’s—is determined to dig them up. And if that means digging them directly out of Dinah’s soul? So be it.

To escape this implacable enemy and track down the roots of the cult that rose up in her mother’s absence, Dinah must go on a whirlwind tour from the streets of Gotham City to the nightclubs of Europe. And she’ll need the help of everyone from Batgirl to her band to survive. Because this foe won’t stop until the Canary Cry is silenced for good…

From the pages of BATGIRL, Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ’n’ roll combine here in the superheroine’s solo series BLACK CANARY VOL. 1. Written by Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and art by Annie Wu (HAWKEYE), this graphic novel collects BLACK CANARY #1-12.

21 January 2020 288 pages

A bunch of Palmiotti and Conner Harley Quinn…

Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn
by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

Harley Quinn is one of the most reconizable comic book characters is now going to be featured in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie!

Harley Quinn sets off for a whole new adventure to New York City! What could possible go wrong…almost everything!
When Gotham’s favorite sociopath inherits a buildingof fof the famous Coney Island boardwalk, she feels right at home in the (literal) freakshow. Unfortunately, the legion of bounty hunters after the price on her head seem to know it, too.

Who else but Harley Quinn could handle all that Brooklyn’s criminal underbelly has to offer-Russian spies, senior citizens, and rival roller derby teams included-and still have time for a double chili dog! Collects Harley Quinn #1-7 and Harley Quinn: Future’s End #1

28 January 2020 120 pages

Batman gets a look in in this repackage of Batman/Huntress…

Birds of Prey: Huntress
by Greg Rucka, Rick Burchett

The Huntress is being being framed for murder and while avoiding G.C.P.D (Gotham City Police Department), and the Bat Family she revisits her childhood with The Question in hopes of trying to discover the true culprit.

Even as the Huntress—aided by the Question—seeks clues to prove her innocence, more murders implicating her are committed. Batman and Nightwing are forced to confront her in a showdown with unexpected results! The Huntress finally learns the identity of Claudio’s killer and the truth behind her parents’ murder as she confronts her greatest enemy.

Find all the action from author Greg Rucks here in Birds of Prey: Huntress. Collects Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1-6.

07 January 2020 144 pages

And actual Birds Of Prey from… Birds Of Prey. Go figure.

Birds of Prey: Mystery & Murder

Just in time for the release of Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) comes the seminal story that brought the Birds of Prey into the spotlight of the DC Universe!

Written by award winning author Gail Simone, Birds of Prey: Mystery & Murder explores the relationships and pulse pounding action that made the Birds of Prey the premier female super team!

In a tricky legal and ethical dilemma, the Birds of Prey must show mercy to a would-be white-collar criminal, but their act of compassion brings them to the attention of master extortionist (and one-time super-hero) Savant, a man who claims he can outthink Oracle and outfight the Canary…and can prove it!

And just when things seem to be settling down for our heroines, Black Canary is sent to China on a mission of mercy and runs into the DC Universe’s most deadly combatant: Lady Shiva! But Shiva has an agenda of her own, while making Canary an offer that could change the course of her life.

Collects: Birds of Prey #56-67

28 January 2020

We can probably ezpect a Birds Of Prey series for 2020, yes?


About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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