Birds of Prey ongoing 2002 (issues 37-48)

Issue #37

Cover Date: January 2002
Subtitle: Red, Black, and Blue
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Marcos Martin, Alvaro Lopez
Storyline: Robin, Blue Beetle, and Black Canary went after G-Nome, a shape shifter who'd been Jokerized. They found him in the form of a giant bug and dosed him with the antiserum. Oracle sent them after the Condiment King - a freak she and the original Robin had originally taken down years before. He'd changed - working with Poison Ivy in Arkham, he'd developed poisons for his condiments. They took him down; Barbara visited Dick.


Issue #38

Cover Date: February 2002
Subtitle: The Next Little Thing
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): James Fry, Andrew Pepoy
Storyline: Oracle sent Black Canary into General Robotics' headquarters. They'd been doing some under the counter jobs for a Rheelasian firm. While she was inside, the place was bombed. The bomber was overtaken by tone of GR's projects - nanities - microscopic self replicating electronic bugs. Canary captured him and dropped him off at the Slab.


Issue #39

Cover Date: March 2002
Subtitle: The Gun (Bruce Wayne: Murderer? part 5)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Rodney Ramos, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: (continued from Gotham Knights 25)
Oracle made a doctor's appointment for Ted Kord (Blue Beetle) after he was a bit slow coming out of the holoroom. He was diagnosed with heart arrhythmia. Oracle had Black Canary investigate Vesper Fairchild. She found that the reporter was doing an expose on Batman. Barbara interviewed Sasha as a Wayne attorney. She again said nothing.
(continued in Robin 98)


Issue #40

Cover Date: April 2002
Subtitle: Switchback (Bruce Wayne: Murderer? part 12)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Rick Leonardi, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: (continued from Robin 99)
Oracle heard from Ted - his heart problem was degenerative. At his home, Kord found a robotic bug and a message from Quam, his competitor - he was doing a hostile take over. The bug attacked Kord. Black Canary helped evict the unwanted guests (Riddler, Cluemaster) from Spoiler's home. Robin and Oracle were going over details when they learned Bruce had escaped from prison.


Issue #41

Cover Date: May 2002
Subtitle: Felony Matters (Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 2)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Rick Leonardi, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Oracle helped Black Canary break into Vesper Fairchild's safe-deposit box, where she found some computer discs. With the discs, Oracle learned Vesper was not close to identifying Batman - the records on her computer had been altered. The robot sent by Quam to Kord began selling his stock in the company. Oracle figured out something was wrong and sent Power Girl. She destroyed the robot and got Kord to the hospital.


Issue #42

Cover Date: June 2002
Subtitle: Karen's Story
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Glen Fabry, Sandu Florea
Storyline: In the hospital, Karen Steele (Power Girl) thought back on her first encounter with Oracle. She was sent to Qurac to help protect the rightful ruler during a coup situation. While helping refugees get clear, two suicide bombers attacked - one for each ship. She stopped the one from hitting the ruler's ship, but the ruler was killed by an assassin anyway. Over 1000 refugees were killed on the other ship. Ted began to wake up.


Issue #43

Cover Date: July 2002
Subtitle: Blind Spot (Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 10)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Dave Ross, Andrew Pepoy
Storyline: As Oracle, Nightwing, Robin, and Alfred went over some things, Deathstroke made an appearance in Gotham City. He was hired by scientists out to cure auto-immune diseases. S.T.A.R. Labs called Dinah - they'd found a man who appeared to have been time warped from 1944 Japan. He was immune to most known diseases. Canary prepared for her mission. Eddie Fyers and Connor Hawke joined on as well.


Issue #44

Cover Date: August 2002
Subtitle: Deadly Convergence
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Dave Ross, Andrew Pepoy, Nelson DeCastro
Storyline: Eddie Fyers, Connor Hawke, and Camorogue prepared to locate a mysterious island; Oracle planned to get Black Canary on as well. As she set up the satellite gear so she could stay in touch, Canary was spotted by a dinosaur. Deathstroke attempted to kill it, but failed. The Canary Cry chased it off. They made a temporary truce. Eddie was captured and taken to a prison camp.


Issue #45

Cover Date: September 2002
Subtitle: The Killing Ground
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Dave Ross, Andrew Pepoy, Nelson DeCastro
Storyline: Camorogue knocked Green Arrow unconscious and tossed him in an abandoned WW2 tank (which appeared to be new). She got to Fyers and freed him. They found where Japanese soldiers were testing germ warfare on American soldiers. Deathstroke and Black Canary found the Japanese ship.


Issue #46

Cover Date: October 2002
Subtitle: Cretaceous Picnic
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Dave Ross, Nelson DeCastro
Storyline: Connor Hawke got free and helped the US troops escape the Japanese. Camorogue and Eddie Fyers got the antidote; Fyers took it. All the "present timers" got off the island, but the US troops decided to stay.


Issue #47

Cover Date: November 2002
Subtitle: The Chaotic Code part 1: Icarus Rising
Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artists(s): Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Storyline: Barbara made plans to attend a scientific conference - Luthor's people claimed to have made a breakthrough that could stop cellular decay. Dr. Atticus Blackaver demonstrated his mastery of the so-called "chaotic code" for the panel. He introduced a teenage girl who could control it. The girl healed a senator with a heart condition. Skeptical, Barbara asked questions. The girl touched her and she began to feel her legs. Dinah Lance got in a bit of trouble outside waiting for Barbara.


Issue #48

Cover Date: December 2002
Subtitle: The Chaotic Code part 2: Crash & Burn
Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artists(s): Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Storyline: When gunmen attacked, Barbara grabbed Madison (the girl healer). They escaped and got safely aboard a private plane back to Gotham City (thanks to Ted Kord). As Barbara lost her legs again, she got a call - the "healed" senator was dead. Dinah attempted to escape her captors.


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