Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Textless artwork for issue #22. Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleMonthly
FormatOngoing series
Genre
Publication dateSeptember 2016 – July 2018
No. of issues22 + Rebirth one-shot
Main character(s)Batgirl
Black Canary
Huntress
Creative team
Written byJulie Benson
Shawna Benson
Penciller(s)
List
  • Rebirth #1; #1–3, 7
    Claire Roe
    #4–6, 8–13, 15, 19–22
    Roge Antonio
    #14, 16–18
    Marcio Takara
Inker(s)
List
  • Rebirth #1; #1–3, 7
    Claire Roe
    #4–6, 8–13, 15, 19–22
    Roge Antonio
    #14, 16–18
    Marcio Takara
Letterer(s)
List
  • Rebirth #1; #1–2
    Steve Wands
    #3–8, 10, 16
    Deron Bennett
    #9, 11–15
    Josh Reed
    #17–18
    Dezi Sienty
    #19–22
    Saida Temofonte
Colorist(s)
List
  • Rebirth #1; #1–13
    Allen Passalaqua
    #14, 18
    Jordan Boyd
    #15–17, 19–22
    Marcelo Maiolo
Editor(s)
List
  • Rebirth #1; #1–13
    Chris Conroy
    #14–17
    Mike Cotton
    #18–22
    Katie Kubert
Collected editions
Who is Oracle?ISBN 978-1401268671
Source CodeISBN 978-1401273804
Full CircleISBN 978-1401277819

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey was a monthly ongoing American comic book series published by DC Comics and written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson, starring the eponymous team. A one-shot was initially released in July 2016 as part of the DC Rebirth relaunch, before beginning publication as a monthly series in August. The series ran for 22 issues until May 2018.

Publication history

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

The series is written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson. Claire Roe illustrated the Rebirth one-shot and the first three issues of the monthly series. Roge Antonio took over illustration duties beginning with issue #4, finishing the art for the remaining of the first story arc. Issue #22 was listed for release in May 2018 as the final issue, in which the team finally confronts Calculator.[2]

Collected editions

Title Collected material Pages Format Publication date ISBN
Volume 1: Who is Oracle? Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1; Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1–6 168 Trade paperback April 5, 2017[3] 978-1401268671
Volume 2: Source Code Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7–13 December 6, 2017[4] 978-1401273804
Volume 3: Full Circle Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14–22 216 July 18, 2018[5] 978-1401277819

Critical reception

The initial one-shot received an average score of 6.9/10 based on 32 critic reviews according to review aggregator Comic Book Roundup,[6] while the overall series had a score of 6.9/10 based on the average of the 22 issues.[7]

References

  1. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (March 26, 2016). "DC REBIRTH - BATMAN Family Creative Teams". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Johnston, Rich (February 20, 2018). "The Full DC Comics Catalogue for May 2018". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 1: WHO IS ORACLE?". DC Comics. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 2: SOURCE CODE". DC Comics. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 3: FULL CIRCLE". DC Comics. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY: REBIRTH #1". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved February 14, 2021.