Preview: ‘Birds Of Prey’ Get The Hardboiled DC Black Label Treatment

by Olly MacNamee
Cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair

While the recent Birds of Prey movie didn’t do all that well, that doesn’t mean a new comic book will suffer the same fate. Especially as DC Comics are publishing a new Birds of Prey this Tuesday 2nd June as a one-shot oversized special from Brian Azzarello, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Trish Mulvihill, Steve Wands and John Kalisz. That’s some talent on this book and one that, I’m sure, will get people picking up this special come new comic book day. One to ask your comic book store to keep by for you of you haven’t already,

Black Canary’s life has spiraled out of control: her personal life is going through the ringer and her band is in crisis when an old flame resurfaces only to flicker out and set her on an all-new mission against an all-new opponent. The only thing she has to be grateful for is the fact that she’s not alone, as Huntress finds herself on a collision course with Black Canary’s quarry at Detective Montoya’s urging. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn has resurfaced outside of Gotham City and out of the Suicide Squad, with a new lease on life that is sure to make everyone else’s life more complicated. And that’s only the first five pages of this high-octane, graphic novel-length one-shot that pushes the Birds of Prey far beyond their limits and puts them up against the most brutal crime syndicate to ever sweep into Gotham City! Hardboiled superstar writer Brian Azzarello and the bombshell art team of Emanuela Lupacchino and Ray McCarthy take the Birds into the no-holds-barred world of Black Label, and none of them will ever be the same!

Cover by J Scott Campbell

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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