With the Birds of Prey about to make their DC Extended Universe debut, a new comic series starring the team by Brian Azzarello and Emanuela Lupacchino has pushed back its release date and been resolicited for mature readers.
Prominent comic book retailer Ryan Higgins, owner of Comics Conspiracy in Sunnyvale, California, has shared an image from a retailer newsletter revealing that the upcoming comic title will be part of DC Comics' mature reader, outside-of-continuity publishing imprint DC Black Label. The posting revealed the first two issues will be timed for release alongside February's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
Birds of Prey is going to be a Black Label comic. I'm ok with this! pic.twitter.com/R91i4nmXr9— Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsRyan) September 18, 2019
The first issue will now include a new cover illustrated by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, showing the trio of Harley Quinn, Huntress and Black Canary facing three women made up to resemble figures from the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday wielding an ominous scythe.
Azzarello and Lupacchino's comic title had been originally announced this past July as an ongoing series, assumed to be part of the main DC Universe, facing a new gang named Las Esposas de la Muerte -- Spanish for the Brides of the Dead. Initially slated for release on October 30, it is unclear how many issues the repurposed title will run for.
No official release date for Brian Azzarello and Emanuela Lupacchino's Birds of Prey comic has been announced but the film Birds of Prey (And Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be released February 7.