"Fight or Flight": Black Canary wonders why Huntress made her rendezvous at the top of the Gotham Clock Tower, but she states it was Harley's idea. Canary thinks of Harley as a person she wants to trust but can't. As Harley states that the tower is a suitable place for their team, Huntress remin
Birds of Prey Giant #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of March, 2020. It was published on January 16, 2020.
- 1 Synopsis for "Fight or Flight"
- 2 Appearing in "Fight or Flight"
- 3 Synopsis for "Disguises"
- 4 Appearing in "Disguises"
- 5 Synopsis for "The Killing"
- 6 Appearing in "The Killing"
- 7 Synopsis for "Gotham City Limits"
- 8 Appearing in "Gotham City Limits"
- 9 Synopsis for "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
- 10 Appearing in "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
- 11 Synopsis for "Harley Quinn: Good Morning, Gotham!"
- 12 Appearing in "Harley Quinn: Good Morning, Gotham!"
- 13 See Also
- 14 Links and References
Synopsis for "Fight or Flight"
Black Canary wonders why Huntress made her rendezvous at the top of the Gotham Clock Tower, but she states it was Harley's idea. Canary thinks of Harley as a person she wants to trust but can't. As Harley states that the tower is a suitable place for their team, Huntress reminds her she's not even a member of the Birds of Prey. She then starts doing dangerous balancing acts off a gargoyle while stating she just wants to help and make up for her past.
As Canary asks her what she called them for, Harley tells them that she learned from a friend about the recent collapse of a hospital under construction in the city happening due to sabotage and not an accident as presumed, while Huntress states she won't be saving her if she falls. Surveying the hospital construction site, they find that it's crawling with heavily armed men and Huntress think mobsters might be involved.
Canary gets suspicious and asks Harley if she is lying, to which she answers no. As she tells them the plan for getting into the site, Canary finds that her two teammates have run off on their own. Harley knocks some of the guards out and gets saved by Huntress before one of them can shoot her. Canary soon arrives and tells them that their attack allowed the guards to call for backup. Huntress recognizes one of the guards as Prudhome mob's enforcer Charles Valentino and the team decide to investigate the cabin on the site.
After Canary breaks down the cabin's door, she finds a safe whose door she blasts open using her Canary Cry. They discover from the files inside that the construction is just a front for the mob's activities, but find themselves confronted by Poison Ivy. After Huntress points her crossbow at her, Ivy tells her to put it down and gets angry when threatened. After getting punched, she expressed she has had enough and starts attacking them. As Huntress fights back against Ivy, Canary berates Harley, realizing Ivy was involved in her discovering the operation and dissociates her for the team.
As the Birds of Prey take down Ivy, Harley alerts them that the reinforcements for the mobsters have surrounded them. As the mobsters order to kill all the four women, they decide to put their differences aside realizing that Ivy had no hand in the operation and only got hostile because she was threatened first. After nearly all the guards get knocked out, Ivy stops choking the last conscious guard but gets dissuaded by Harley who states they have proof against the mobsters.
It turns out that Anderson Vickers was building the hospital to earn publicity while using it as a cover for reclaiming half of the Gotham Harbor under a corrupt land deal he had negotiated. This would also have negatively impacted the flora in the harbor which is why Ivy decided to expose him. Canary upon asking learns from Ivy that she only trusted them due to Harley despite thinking that directly contacting them might turn bad.
Appearing in "Fight or Flight"
- Gotham Organized Crime
- Prudhome Mob
- Charles Vantino
- Prudhome Mob
- Anderson Vickers (Mentioned only)
- Batman (Mentioned only)
- The Joker (Mentioned only)
- Justice League (Mentioned only)
- The Penguin (Mentioned only)
- The Riddler (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Disguises"
Harley rushes past a crowd of people on the streets and cars on the roads, telling them she doesn't want to be late while remembering her life when she was the psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel. She reaches a restaurant where she meets her old friend Dolores Bello, who's really happy to meet her. Harley finds out that she has become a famous author and motivational speaker, but feels hesitant to answer when asked if she still works at the Arkham Asylum. A fan of Dolores rushes up to them and states her book made her life better. She then asks Harley to take a picture of them, believing her to be Dolores' assistant and she acquiesces, despite getting an urge of attacking her.
Dolores states that's how her life is and she has a lot of fans, leaving Harley saddened and causing her to say how unlike her parents who must be proud, she doesn't talk to hers about her work. Dolores believes Harley is kidding, since she was always the best in studies among her classmates and should author a book since she must have intriguing patients at Arkham. As she states she doesn't, she hears a stockbroker gloating about telling a client to stop wasting his time over advice about stocks during a decline in the stock prices as he only cares about earning more, which leaves Harley having violent thoughts about attacking him.
Dolores starts believing that she thinks her as inferior when she finds her distracted and starts crying, stating she is barely keeping it together under the pressure of her work, failed in her college exams and only became a successful author by fluke. She had no boyfriend or even any friend and had to keep stalking her online so she would have lunch with her. Harley then hears a customer complaining about his steak not being medium-well and experiences an urge to attack him. Dolores upon finding her distracted again thinks she's ignoring her since she's always been who she is while she is a fraud.
Harley tells Dolores that unlike what she thinks, she only put up an act when she was in college and advises her to be her real self, stating she can be successful this way. Dolores thanks her and states they should meet more frequently, leading Harley to state that she won't think so in 5 minutes. After Harley leaves, Harley proceeds to take out her anger at all the people she thought about attacking, before proceeding to rip away her formal clothes and showing her real costume, feeling free to be herself.
Appearing in "Disguises"
- Harley Quinn (Flashback and main story)
- Dolores Bello
- Zatanna (In picture only)
Synopsis for "The Killing"
Huntress is after the Russian mobster Yuri Roskovich and states he will die today. The reason she's hunting down people he's working with is because her father was murdered by their kind. Now she's focused on Roskovich but her shot is interrupted by Deathstroke, who destroys her crossbow. She knew there was a bounty on Yuri, but not so much that Slade will come after him. The two battle for the chance to kill their target and Helena swings away after distracting the assassin with her arrows.
As the two rush after Yuri, he runs into a building and Deathstroke warns Huntress to not get in his way. She however utilizes this to blow the building up and Deathstroke threatens to kill her for costing him the bounty. Huntress states she is ready to fight again if he wants to and he lowers his weapon. Realizing she had already planned on killing Yuri this way, he commends her on the job and gets told he can take the bounty since she only wanted revenge against Yuri's kind. Slade however refuses and warns her not to interfere in his business again. She lets him escape as he's honorable and she has little chance of beating him in a duel.
She also reveals that Deathstroke was right about her planning in advance about hunting Yuri, but he didn't realize that she wasn't trying to kill the mobster and he had hid in a hatch. As she opens it, Yuri berates her for acting like she was really after him, leading her to state that she had to make Deathstroke believe she wanted to kill him. Now that other mobsters think he's dead, Helena states he can now freely testify in court against organized crime figures. Yuri states he will for the sake of his son, with Huntress thinking he deserved a chance at reformation like his mobster father who wasn't evil.
Appearing in "The Killing"
- Yuri Roskovich
- Franco Bertinelli (Mentioned only)
- Huntress' Crossbow (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "Gotham City Limits"
This story is reprinted from Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14.
Appearing in "Gotham City Limits"
- Deacon Blackfire (Flashback and main story)
- Miagani Tribe (Flashback only)
- Black Canary (band) (Mentioned only)
- Calculator (Mentioned only)
- Commissioner Jim Gordon (Mentioned only)
- Gus Yale (Mentioned only)
- Nightwing (Mentioned only)
- Riddler (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
This story is reprinted from Black Canary (Volume 4) #9.
Appearing in "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
Synopsis for "Harley Quinn: Good Morning, Gotham!"
This story is reprinted from New Talent Showcase (Volume 2) #1.
After witnessing a large biohazard across Gotham, Harley Quinn uses her fellow inmates at Arkham Asylum to escape.
Appearing in "Harley Quinn: Good Morning, Gotham!"
- Arkham inmates