"Hero Hunters, Part Three: Moondance": Black Canary defies Harvest; she and Huntress attack. Harvest severely weakens Canary, and Lady Blackhawk shoots Harvest. When Huntress goes to follow her, she finds Harvest has vanished. Canary has been aged to an old woman. Elsewhere, Rodriguez and Duane
Birds of Prey #78 is an issue of the series Birds of Prey (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 2005. It was published on January 19, 2005.
Synopsis for "Hero Hunters, Part Three: Moondance"
Black Canary defies Harvest; she and Huntress attack. Harvest severely weakens Canary, and Lady Blackhawk shoots Harvest. When Huntress goes to follow her, she finds Harvest has vanished. Canary has been aged to an old woman. Elsewhere, Rodriguez and Duane investigate the site of a private plane's landing, but cannot find it. They think the pilot must have been one of the girls from the bar, and has fled. On the plane, Oracle decloaks to let her teammates aboard. Canary returns to normal after an hour. She explains that she had a specific kind of punch that only she can throw. But, only minutes after using it on Harvest, it had been returned, and she'd forgotten how to throw it herself. They conclude the Harvest steals life force, and that the townsfolk must be protecting her. In her hideout, Rodriguez arrives and demands to talk. On the plane, Blackhawk tells of what she learned: Harvest transfers the life force to sick children. Duane drops Rodriguez and his daughter at Rodriguez's home, refusing t talk about his meeting with Harvest. Huntress is unsure of the ethics of taking Harvest down; she's killing murderers who got away with it and saving sick children, after all. Blackhawk reveals that Duane's daughter Reba is very ill. Canary decides to take down Harvest. Duane decides to keep his daughter with him that night, and Canary and Huntress confront him on his way to pick her up, accusing him of calling Harvest. Harvest herself arrives and tells them that the deal's been called off. Canary says that she won't let Harvest continue killing, but Harvest responds by explaining how, sixty years ago, she'd been nailed down with railroad spikes while her captor was occupied. Canary still refuses to back off, and after a short fight, downs Harvest with her sonic scream. But the action weakened her, and she falls unconscious. Duane says that he didn't call Harvest, but asked her to stop. Rodriguez comes out and says that she did, because Reba is as much her child as his. While Canary recovers, Huntress gives them a card, saying that her boss runs a foundation that can help Reba. By the time Canary wakes up, Harvest has escaped. A week later, a man is killed in France, apparently by Harvest.
Appearing in "Hero Hunters, Part Three: Moondance"
- Maria Rodriguez
- Wild Cat (Flashback only)
- Peo Ridge
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