Birds of Prey ongoing 2001 (issues 25-36)

Birds of Prey 25

Cover Date: January 2001
Subtitle: Old Habits
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: Deathstroke bluffed Grodd. He was freed with Grimm and Lady Vic. Ted Kord took Barbara up in his flying beetle. He was forced to bring the Blue Beetle out when they encountered a train wreck - he saved a child. Dinah got a much needed vacation.


Birds of Prey 26

Cover Date: February 2001
Subtitle: The Suitor
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: Bane sought Talia at one of Ra's hideouts. He encountered Black Canary and became smitten. She was looking for an arms store, which turned out to be near one of the Lazarus Pits. Bane set a small nuke to detonate on them. Dinah escaped while being watched by Talia.


Birds of Prey 27

Cover Date: March 2001
Subtitle: Armed and Dangerous (Office Down part three)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Steven Harris, John Nyberg
Storyline: (continued from Robin 86)
Batman sent the team out to find Catwoman. Oracle handed out the assignments: Batgirl shook down Tony Sparkles, Robin got Eddie Plenty, Nightwing and Azrael got Anthony Hastings. All of them pointed to some emeralds being shown at a local museum. They waited for her to strike. When she arrived, they realized it was the wrong "she" - Harley Quinn. Quinn gave them a clue to Catwoman's location.
(continued in Catwoman 90)


Birds of Prey 28

Cover Date: April 2001
Subtitle: Time to Kill - History Lesson part one
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: S.T.A.R. Labs recovered Cheshire, one of the Ravens who'd been lost in a time warp. She escaped, killing a dozen of their men in the process. Dinah Lance and Barbara Gordon got to know each other outside of costume. The feds approached Dinah for help with the Ravens.


Birds of Prey 29

Cover Date: May 2001
Subtitle: Valhalla, Baby - History Lesson part two
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: S.T.A.R. sent Black Canary back to get the Ravens. She caught up with them and some Vikings.


Birds of Prey 30

Cover Date: June 2001
Subtitle: Time and Time and Time Again - History Lesson part three
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: Dinah was brought back into the present, but the other two Ravens were still lost in time.


Birds of Prey 31

Cover Date: July 2001
Subtitle: The Big Romance
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Mike McDonnell, Rodney Ramos
Storyline: The remaining Ravens arrived back in time at S.T.A.R. Labs and were taken into custody. Barbara went to Jason Bard asking him to trail someone. He took the job and headed to Cannes, France to pick up the trail of Dinah Lance (he'd never seen her - they met when he was temporarily blind). They bumped into each other - Dinah had become involved with an "older man." Jason was attacked, but defended himself well. He called Barbara with an update, and was captured putting a tracking device on the Count's (Dinah's new interest) yacht. The "Count" was Ra's al Ghul.


Birds of Prey 32

Cover Date: August 2001
Subtitle: The Stray
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: Dinah saved Jason from being killed by Ubu. She took him to shore and realized Oracle had sent him to spy on her. She refused to believe that her "Raymond" was actually Ra's al Ghul. Barbara helped Jason out of danger and took him off the case.


Birds of Prey 33

Cover Date: September 2001
Subtitle: The Courtship
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: Raymond proposed to Dinah. Talia took offense that he mentioned wanting a son; Dinah admitted that she was unable to bear children. That night, she learned Raymond was indeed Ra's al Ghul. He threatened her - she'd either marry him or die. Oracle sent out operatives to recover her.


Birds of Prey 34

Cover Date: October 2001
Subtitle: Heartbreaker
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Butch Guice
Storyline: Ra's prepared to put Dinah into His Lazarus Pit so that she'd be restored and able to bear his heir. Blue Beetle, Power Girl, Mace, and Honey neared their location. Blue Beetle and Oracle got to Dinah after Ubu had mortally wounded her. Blue Beetle got her into the Lazarus Pit. She was healed and regained her Canary Cry.


Birds of Prey 35

Cover Date: November 2001
Subtitle: The Shout
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): William rosado, Keith Champagne
Storyline: The group got Barbara and Dinah back home safely. A man named Quam was turned down by Ted Kord when he made and offer to buy Kordtronics.


Birds of Prey 36

Cover Date: December 2001
Subtitle: Canary Caged (part of Joker Last Laugh)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): James Fry, Andrew Pepoy
Storyline: Joker's Jokerized goons captured Black Canary. She used her newly restored Canary Cry and got away momentarily. Joker sent his hearing impaired minions to get her. Spellbinder make her believe she had been rescued and took Canary down.


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