DC Database

in: Issues Rated T, Bobbie Chase/Executive Editor, Emanuela Lupacchino/Cover Artist Chris Sotomayor/Cover Artist, Christy Marx/Writer, Romano Molenaar/Penciler, Vicente Cifuentes/Inker, Chris Sotomayor/Colourist, Taylor Esposito/Letterer, Mike Marts/Editor, Rachel Gluckstern/Editor, Rickey Purdin/Editor, Darren Shan/Editor, Evelyn Crawford (Prime Earth)/Quotes, Birds of Prey (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Dinah Drake (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Barbara Gordon (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Evelyn Crawford (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Mary Turner (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Benjamin Reyes (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Victor Fries (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Henry Ballard (Prime Earth)/Appearances, Gotham City/Appearances, Mister Freeze's Ice Gun/Appearances, Comics, 2013, 2013, May, March 20, 2013 (Publication), 2013, March (Publication), Birds of Prey Vol 3, New 52, Synopsis Written

Birds of Prey Vol 3 18


Birds of Prey Vol 3 18

99,453pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

"Burning Cold": In his lab, Mister Freeze has captured the Talon Henry Ballard, and is torturing him with the threat of ice, in hopes of gaining information from him. The man responds that he will never betray the [[Court of Owls

Quote1 Hey, you must be great at parties. Instant Sno-Cones! Just add -- GAAAAHHH! Popsicle hands! Not my flavor! Quote2
-- Starling

Appearing in "Burning Cold"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Miz Ettie


Other Characters:




Synopsis for "Burning Cold"

In his lab, Mister Freeze has captured the Talon Henry Ballard, and is torturing him with the threat of ice, in hopes of gaining information from him. The man responds that he will never betray the Court of Owls, and resigning himself to looking elsewhere, Freeze allows his companions to shoot Ballard through the head.

Against her instincts, Black Canary has agreed to allow Strix, the former Talon, to stay at her dojo - something she has only done at the request of Batgirl. She is also uncomfortable with how close she has allowed Condor get to the group, as she finds his eagerness suspicious, and worries that her laxness will come back to haunt her. Condor and Strix are sparring, meanwhile, and their fight gets out of hand when Strix kicks him through one of the mirrors, prompting Dinah to confront her about her lack of control. She senses the irony in this, given that Strix nearly killed her because it seems as though Dinah has lost control of her own powers. In response, Strix attacks her, and it is only through Batgirl's intervention that she calms. With a rock, Strix scratches the word "hungry" out on the wall, and Condor directs her to the kitchen.

Batgirl takes her leave, and Starling takes the opportunity to confront Dinah about her surges in power. Firmly, Dinah warns her to let it be, and, having covered for her friend without asking questions twice now, Ev angrily storms off, telling her to call when she has something to say.

Frustrated, Dinah escapes to a café for a break. There, an older woman approaches her table, and asks to take the empty seat, as all the other seats in the place are taken. Politely, Dinah offers it up, and watches with bemusement as the woman gets her hot chocolate hand-delivered by the barista. The woman - called Miz Ettie - admits that she has been coming to the café since Prohibition, which would make her ninety-nine years old. Dinah is amazed, but Miz Ettie interrupts her outburst to pointedly note that Dinah seems to have a powerful trouble weighing on her. Sullenly, Dinah asks whether Ettie has ever known someone who was beyond forgiveness. Ettie responds that forgiveness begins with being able to forgive yourself.

Back at the Dojo, Dinah reflects on what she has learned, but she is soon joined by the others, whose facial expressions suggest an urgency she does not expect. They claim to have been sent a text message from her, calling them together, but Dinah sent no texts. Suddenly, they begin to experience an intense cold, and within seconds the wall blasts open in a shower of ice and snow to reveal Mister Freeze, who demands that they hand over their Talon, or face the consequences.

In the ensuing fight, Dinah is frozen in place, and the others all make a valiant effort to dodge the freeze-blasts. In order to escape, Dinah is forced to use her Canary Cry, but once free, she finds herself having trouble seeing through a fine mist that Mister Freeze has created. He warns that if they will not hand over the Talon freely, he will find a way to make them. When the mist dissipates, Strix is still there, but Starling is missing. Soon, they receive an ultimatum from Freeze on Starling's phone warning that if they do not bring the Talon to the place she was reborn within one hour, Starling will die.

Gathering her resolve, Black Canary announces that they are going to find Starling - and they are going in hot.


  • This book was first published on March 20, 2013.
  • No special notes.


  • The café Dinah escapes to is called Romano's Corner.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.