Batgirl and the Birds of Prey

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Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date July 2016
Main character(s) Batgirl
Black Canary
Huntress
Creative team
Written by Julie Benson
Shawna Benson
Artist(s) Claire Roe
Rebirth #1; Issues #1 - #3

Antonio Neto
Issues #4 - #6

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey was a monthly comic book from DC Comics written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson and illustrated by Claire Roe and Antonio Neto. It began publication in July 2016 as part of DC Rebirth. It ended in May 2018.

Publication history[edit]

Announced as part of DC Rebirth, the title debuted in July 2016 with a one shot, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1, before being released monthly. The first story arc follows Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress as they battle the Snake Men and Oracle, a villain using Batgirl's former codename.[1][2]

The series is written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson. Claire Roe illustrated Rebirth #1 and issues #1 through #3 of the monthly series. Antonio Neto took over illustration duties beginning with issue #4 and will complete the Who Is Oracle? story arc. It was announced during February that the series will finish with issue #23 with the Birds confronting Calculator.[3][4][5]

Critical reception[edit]

The first issue received an average score of 6.9/10 based on 31 critic reviews according to review aggregator Comic Book Roundup. The series concluded with issue 22.[6]

Members[edit]

  • Batgirl
  • Black Canary
  • Huntress
  • Poison Ivy (Part-time)
  • Catwoman (Part-time)

Collected Editions[edit]

# Title Collecting Pages Publication date ISBN
1 Who is Oracle? Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth, #1-6 168 April 11, 2017 978-1401268671
2 Source Code Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7-13 December 12, 2017 978-1401273804
3 Full Circle Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14-22 216 July 24, 2018 978-1401277819

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (March 26, 2016). "DC REBIRTH - BATMAN Family Creative Teams". Newsarama. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Marston, George (March 26, 2016). "DC Comics REBIRTH Recap - Creative Teams, Schedule & a Few New Details". Newsarama. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4," Official DC Website. Retrieved November 15, 2016
  4. ^ "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5," Official DC Website. Retrieved November 15, 2016
  5. ^ "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6," Official DC Website. Retrieved November 15, 2016
  6. ^ "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1," Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved September 22, 2016