Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. Vol. 1, Who is Oracle?

Format: Print Book 2017
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Series TEEN GRAPHIC SERIES Batgirl
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Northland Public Library Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GN Batgirl v.1
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A part of DC Rebirth!

The Birds of Prey prowl the street of Gotham once again! The sisterly, crime-fighting trio--Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress--get the band back together in the aftermath of DC REBIRTH, but they're not reconnecting for nostalgia's sake. A mysterious new criminal operative called Oracle has declared war on Gotham. Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, and a.k.a. super-cyber hero Oracle in a previous guise, takes exception to someone smearing her legacy.

Writing duo and sisters Julie and Shawna Benson, along with breakout artist Claire Roe, reunite the femme fatale crew in BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 1! Collects BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1-6 and BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY- REBIRTH #1.

Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business.

Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "That was one of my best men, says a crime boss the Birds of Prey are protecting as a witness. Maybe you should start hiring women, Black Canary replies. The mainstream comics industry is progressing in that direction, at least. The latest evidence: this new title in DC's Rebirth initiative, which is written by women, illustrated by a woman, and stars three interesting, complex, highly competent, and action-ready women. Motivated by someone's theft of one of her former identities, Batgirl teams up with Black Canary to track the culprit down, only to run headlong into the revenge-fueled agenda of the Mafia-hating Huntress. The group dynamic as the trio learns to work together is the book's strongest point, serving both the realism of difficult relationships and the entertainment of buddy action stories. The crime-thriller elements, meanwhile, run smoothly if unremarkably by the numbers, including some climactic revelations of identity that pave the way for future arcs. Roe, who handles roughly half of the art, beautifully balances gritty atmosphere and action with delightfully quirky and distinctive character performances.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "During a typical night of caped crime-fighting, Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) discovers that an imposter has claimed her former moniker, Oracle, and started selling information to Gotham's Mafia families. To uncover the culprit, she recruits metahuman Black Canary, her former Birds of Prey partner, and-after a car chase, an exchange of fists and kicks, and witty banter-they convince the vengeance-hungry Huntress to join their cause. The past and present for each of these Birds come to the forefront along with identity issues and family drama, in between exploding server farms, snake-like adversaries, and unlikely underworld criminals. There are some implausible in-the-nick-of-time escapes and rescues, plus three kooky surprise twists, but the Benson sisters (TV's The 100) provide a snappy script, and the artwork and coloring are expressive and action-filled. Those who like their superheroics super-dramatic will enjoy this spirited entry into the oft-grim world of Gotham. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series DC Universe rebirth.
Subjects Batgirl -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Black Canary -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Huntress -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Birds of Prey (Fictitious characters) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Superhero comics.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Burbank, CA :2017
Other Titles Birds of prey (Comic strip)
DC Universe rebirth (Comic strip)
Who is Oracle?
Contributors Benson, Julie, author.
Benson, Shawna, author.
Roe, Claire, 1991- artist.
Antonio, Roge, artist.
Passalaqua, Allen, illustrator.
Wands, Steve, illustrator.
Bennett, Deron, illustrator.
Hi-Fi Colour Design, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger."
"Originally published in single magazine form in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey 1-6 and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey : rebirth 1"--Title page verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
ISBN 9781401268671
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