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The Birds of Prey were brought together when Amanda Waller manipulated Black Canary (Dinah Drake-Lance) and Starling (both of whom had been members of Team 7) into cooperating on a string of covert missions. Both heroines then began to investigate a series of break-ins at research facilities, whilst adding Poison Ivy, Batgirl, and Katana to their lineup in the process. The crimes were traced to a villain known as Choke, who had a scheme of turning people into living bombs using nanotechnology.
Court of Owls and Beyond
Their next battle was with the Court of Owls, in which Poison Ivy was badly injured. They took her to the Heart of Green to heal, only to discover that she had intended to force them to join her in her war against environmental criminals. Ridiculed by this, Katana killed Poison Ivy and left the team following the theft of her Soultaker Sword. The numbers were filled back up when Strix and Condor joined the team, however they took another hit when Starling betrayed them to Mr. Freeze and the Court of Owls.
Later, Black Canary discovered that Basilisk was holding her ex-husband Kurt Lance-whom she thought dead-hostage, and the leader was her former Team 7 partner Dean Higgins. Furious at Amanda Waller for not telling her that Kurt was alive, Black Canary quit the team. Ra's al Ghul offered her a vial of healing serum from his Lazarus Pits in exchange for her promise not to interfere with his stratagem against Mother Eve. She then battled Ra's al Ghul and his League of Assassins, before learning that he planned to betray her all along. Humiliated, she re-joined the Birds of Prey just in time for Amanda Waller to reveal a secret that broke the team.
- 70 Appearances of Birds of Prey (Prime Earth)
- 62 Images that include Birds of Prey (Prime Earth)
- Team Gallery: Birds of Prey (Prime Earth)
- Birds of Prey Recommended Reading
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