Birds of Prey ongoing 1999 (issues 1-12)

Issue #1

Cover Date: January 1999
Subtitle: Long Time Gone
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Oracle got Dinah a laptop so they could work together better. She was sending Black Canary to Rheelasia to investigate Jackie "Pajamas" Pamerjanian. Canary arrived on a cruise liner and began her recon. She got into Pamerjanian's home as Oracle watched from her mini-cam. "Pajamas" came home with Jason Bard - ex-fiance of Barbara Gordon.


Issue #2

Cover Date: February 1999
Subtitle: One of Those Days
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Dinah was spotted and captured by Jackie Pajamas' men. Oracle fed her information; Jason Bard helped her in a failed escape attempt - they were both apprehended before they could reach the helicopter. Pajamas' enslaved them; Jason was rendered blind. Pamerjanian kept rich people as slaves and gradually sold them back to their loved ones.


Issue #3

Cover Date: March 1999
Subtitle: Hounded
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Oracle made the first payment on Dinah's ransom from one of Blockbuster's accounts. Dinah and Bard made their move to escape. Hellhound caught them, but Black Canary embarrassed him in a fight. Oracle got the Rheelasian army to free Pamerjanian's slaves, but he got away.


Issue #4

Cover Date: April 1999
Subtitle: The Ravens Strike
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Dinah Lance began her vacation in Minnesota, right where the Ravens (a mercenary group) were headed. An Air Force strike team continued to track their phantom hacker who'd been using their databases and resources.


Issue #5

Cover Date: May 1999
Subtitle: Monster
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: While on vacation, Dinah witnessed a Loch Ness - type monster in Lake Mackachitahoo. She called Oracle about it and was attacked in her cabin. The Air Force strike team narrowed down the location of their hacker to the Gotham City / Bludhaven area and readied to make a move. The Ravens made a dive to look for a downed Soviet satellite. After finding it, they emerged in a different time - volcanoes and dinosaurs littered the area. Dinah followed their trail and also found the satellite.


Issue #6

Cover Date: June 1999
Subtitle: Time's Rainbow
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: The Ravens got back to their own time by returning to the scene of the satellite, which seemed to be some sort of time warp. The Air Force strike team broke in on Roland Desmond (Blockbuster). The behemoth took care of them and threatened more action. Black Canary stopped the Ravens; the monster damaged their boss's (Kobra) submarine. Kobra Prime and the Ravens escaped.


Issue #7

Cover Date: July 1999
Subtitle: The Villain
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Oracle sent Black Canary to Markovia to rescue a foreign leader who'd been captured and targeted for assassination. Though she gave him excellent protection, he was killed before she could get him to freedom.


Issue #8

Cover Date: August 1999
Subtitle: On Wings
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Black Canary called for Oracle, but Nightwing answered her line. When asked if they were more than friends, he thought of their date. He took her to Haley's Circus (that he owns). After the show, he took her out on the trapeze so that she could fly again.


Issue #9

Cover Date: September 1999
Subtitle: Girls Rules
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: In Koroscovia, Black Canary was confronted by the "Iron Brigade," but got away by using her Canary Cry. No longer with the ability to create them on her own, Dinah used a mechanical device to create the ear-splitting sounds. She found her location and Oracle blasted it with a super secret orbital weapon. The prisoner she was helping escape refused to leave without first freeing another: Guy Garder - former Green Lantern.


Issue #10

Cover Date: October 1999
Subtitle: The Wrong Guy
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Black Canary was once again surrounded by the Iron Brigade, but Guy Gardner helped her and the prisoner escape. "Guy" turned out to be "Joe," a genetically enhanced clone of Guy. An aerial strike team neared their location with orders to destroy. Oracle realized they'd been set up - the prisoner wasn't a prisoner, but a mad scientist. Joe got them free and took out the fighter planes single-handedly; he'd been given super powers (including flight). War was threatened over Oracle's use of the orbiting super weapon.


Issue #11

Cover Date: November 1999
Subtitle: State of War
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Dick Giordano, Jordi Ensign
Storyline: Dinah got Joe Gardner into the open and Oracle fired on him with the orbital weapon. He took the hit and survived. Oracle then summoned Superman, who put a stop to the super clone. Dinah got the scientist and clone into custody.


Issue #12

Cover Date: December 1999
Subtitle: Hellbound Train
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Dick Giordano, Jordi Ensign
Storyline: Oracle was set up again - Dinah met up with Catwoman on a prison train full of meta-human criminals. They were both captured en route to S.T.A.R. Labs. Oracle called Power Girl when the train vanished.


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