The Birds of Prey spent the first part of their existence operating out of the Gotham Clock Tower, and for many missions the Bird were essentially just a partnership of Oracle and the Black Canary. After Black Canary was kidnapped by the villain Savant, Oracle contacted the Huntress for help, eventually taking her in as a permanent agent, and later adding Lady Blackhawk as well. Since then, the team has grown extensively, starting with Oracle incorporating a rotating team of agents after One Year Later for a period after Black Canary left to focus on other matters, before eventually settling down with a stable lineup.
The team's headquarters has changed several times, starting with the Gotham Clock Tower where Oracle worked, and upon it's destruction going mobile on Aerie one, then moving to Metropolis, and then began operating out of Platinum Flats.
The Birds of Prey disbanded, only to be re-formed once again with it's core line up of Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk.
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
After the DC Universe radically changed during the Flashpoint event, the Birds' lineup is changed again: Black Canary is the leader, with Starling, Katana, and Poison Ivy as members, Batgirl (having regained the use of her legs) assisting. They are currently investigating a group of criminals using unsuspecting people as living bombs, among other things.
Equipment: Oracle uses high-tech computer equipment to keep in contact with her agents, coordinate their actions, and complete extensive research.
Transportation: Lady Blackhawk's Plane, formerly the Aerie One.
Weapons: None known.
- The team did not formally call themselves the Birds of Prey until issue #86 of the series.
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- 186 Appearances of Birds of Prey (New Earth)
- 53 Images that include Birds of Prey (New Earth)
- Team Gallery: Birds of Prey (New Earth)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Birds of Prey (New Earth)
Links and References
- The Origin of the Birds of Prey at DCComics.com