Coming out July 29, 2009 is the graphic novel from DC :: Birds Of Prey Platinum Flats.
This is a graphic novel that collects Birds of Prey (1999-2009) #119-124.
Written by Tony Bedard.
Art by Nicola Scott, Michael O’Hare, Doug Hazlewood and John Floyd.
Cover by Stephane Roux.
I am a huge fan of the Birds Of Prey. I like strong intelligent femail villians and smart strong female superheros. The Birds Of Prey is initially based in Gotham City and later operates in Metropolis and then relocates once more to “Platinum Flats”, (which this graphic novel is titled) California, a new locale introduced in Birds of Prey in 2008.
The team hits the road to find a new home in Platinum Flats. But the move brings them into conflict with former teammate Black Canary! Then the past comes back to haunt Oracle as The Joker makes a deadly move against her.
Yes, the Joker find it a challenge to deal with the Oracle (Barbara Gordon and Formally Batgirl). These are not your ordinary women, they are the Birds Of Prey!
Price : $13.99 (Original Cover Price $17.99 )
Who are the Birds of Prey?
- Oracle (Barbara Gordon) â” formerly known as Batgirl, who was paralyzed below the hips as a result of an attack by the Joker. She is the founder and brains of the team, possessing a massive information network, a photographic memory, and expert hacking and programming skills. Oracle’s identity and appearance are protected by the highest level of secrecy. She is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
- Black Canary (Dinah Lance) â” a tough, but good-natured and idealistic streetfighter. Barbara and Dinah are best friends (Barbara having helped Dinah through low periods in Dinah’s life) and form the nucleus of the team. In addition to her metapower, an ultrasonic attack known as the “Canary Cry”, she is also a highly skilled martial artist.
- Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) â” My Favorite avenger-turned-vigilante. Prone to use of excessive force, this former mafia princess was devastated at a young age when her family was killed in a mob hit. Trained by her assassin cousin in the art of violence, she declared war on the mob in the name of justice.
- Lady Blackhawk (Zinda Blake) â” time-displaced 1940s character, Zinda serves as the team’s aviatrix and pilot of the Aerie One. She is an expert marksman, well trained with handling various types of firearms.
- Misfit (Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe) â” teenage orphan with teleportation powers, her persistent appearances are initially a nuisance to Oracle, although Barbara’s attitude gradually softens. After Barbara discovers her homelessness and personal tragedy, she formally invites her to become a member of the Birds.
- Manhunter (Kate Spencer) – In issue #100, Manhunter joins the Birds of Prey after being invited by Oracle following Canary’s resignation. She has stayed on as a core member. Kate Spencer is a vigilante of a more violent sort that her teammates. In her civilian identity, she is a federal prosecutor who became sickened to see criminals escape punishment via the judicial system. Using stolen weapons, Manhunter elects to hunt down and if necessary kill supervillains herself.