This time, it’s personal. In Julie and Shawna Benson’s “Batgirl and the Birds of Prey” series, Babs will team up with Black Canary and Huntress to track down a new criminal called Oracle — which Batgirl takes issue with, seeing as she once used the name as a super-cyber hero.
According to the series description in the DC Comics Previews catalog,
The sisterly tight-knit crime-fighting trio — Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress — get the band back together in the aftermath of DCU: REBIRTH, but they’re not reconnecting for nostalgia’s sake or a fun girls’ weekend in the city. (Although, they’ll do the latter at the drop of a hat!)
A mysterious new criminal operative called Oracle has declared war on Gotham, so naturally, Babs Gordon — aka super-cyber hero Oracle in a previous guise — takes exception to someone smearing her legacy. As sibling co-writers Julie and Shawna Benson explain: “The book isn’t called BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY for nothin’ — Barbara is calling the shots… or so she thinks.”
Though they were “tight-lipped” about plot details, the Bensons promise the series will also feature “a Snake squad of metahuman hit-men for hire, and a new mob boss trying to take out the mafia competition.” However, the question “Who is Oracle?” will drive the series’ first story arc.
“Birds of Prey” #1 goes on sale July 20.
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