Birds Of Prey Returns From DC Comics With Brian Azzarrello Writing
by Olly MacNamee
DC Comics have announced the return of Birds of Prey, just in time for the 2020 silver screen outing and starring Harley Quinn, The Huntress and Black Canary. Written by Brian Azzarrello (100 Bullets) with art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Trish Mulvihill. Out in October:
When the new series launches on October 30, 2019, Black Canary’s life has spiraled out of control: her personal life is going through the wringer and her band is in crisis. An old flame resurfaces only to flicker out and set Dinah on an all-new mission against an all-new opponent: Las Esposas de la Muerte. The only thing Dinah can be grateful for is the fact that she’s not alone, as Huntress finds herself on a collision course with Black Canary’s quarry at Detective Montoya’s urging. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn has resurfaced outside of Gotham City and out of the Suicide Squad, with a new lease on life that is sure to make everyone’s life more complicated. And that’s only the first five pages of this dynamic new ongoing series!
Alongside this news, DC Comics are sharing a first look at the debut issue with some black and white unlettered pages as well as Azzarrello sharing his own thoughts on the new series and new look of Birds of Prey:
It’s cool to have a story to tell about these characters I’ve never worked on before, with Ema, a terrific artist I’ve never worked with before. Having Harley involved screws with the new BOP dynamic—hell, with every dynamic. She’s chaos, but she might be the most together member of the team. Canary, Huntress, and Montoya have a lot of damaged baggage. Ema and I are gonna unpack it.
Tonally, this series will surprise many readers. Ema and I are pushing the envelope, both character-wise and plot-wise, with equal parts estrogen (sic) and adrenaline. Our BOP will be the must-read title every month. Ambitious? Sure. That’s why it’s worth doing.
Here’s you first look at issue #1 and, as you can see, not a Bat-penis in sight. In case anyone was wondering.
Birds of Prey #1 will be out Wednesday, October 30th from DC Comics.