Birds of Prey ongoing 2003 (issues 49-60)

Birds of Prey 49

Cover Date: January 2003
Subtitle: The Chaotic Code part 3: Family Matters
Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artists(s): Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Storyline: The plane Barbara and Madison were on was forced down by Blackaver's plane. Canary survived the crash and got her captors free of the submerging truck. With their mission a failure, their collars went off, killing the men. Canary received a distress signal from Barbara and headed her direction. Madison was able to stop her father and Talia (she ran LexCorp with Luthor in office). Canary got Barbara and Madison to safety. The girl was put in a boarding school for girls that Barbara picked out.


Birds of Prey 50

Cover Date: February 2003
Subtitle: Busman's Holiday
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artists(s): Casey Jones
Storyline: Oracle checked out a second attack on a scientific research facility. Black Canary, who was taking a day off, got attacked by an apelike creature. She fled on her motorcycle, but it kept up. The creature, calling itself Java, captured Canary. Oracle was attacked in the Clocktower as a third research facility was bombed.


Birds of Prey 51

Cover Date: March 2003
Subtitle: Let's Get Elemental
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artists(s): Casey Jones
Storyline: Twag, the man in the Clocktower, claimed to be the real Killer Moth. He knew she'd been Batgirl. Java asked Black Canary to help him find Sapphire. She and her child had been engulfed in energy when equipment at her father's lab exploded. She was the one blowing up the research facilities.


Birds of Prey 52

Cover Date: April 2003
Subtitle: Reunions
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artists(s): Casey Jones
Storyline: Barbara was able to trap the intruder. Black Canary broke the spell over Java, revealing him as Rex Mason - Metamorpho. He battled it out with the entity which was made up of his wife, child, and father-in-law (Simon Stagg). They were separated by another energy burst. Twag, the Clocktower intruder, took something and dissolved.


Birds of Prey 53

Cover Date: May 2003
Subtitle: Girls' Night Out
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artists(s): Casey Jones
Storyline: While she and Barbara vacationed, Dinah met a guy, but she couldn't distance herself from her feelings for Oliver Queen. Back in Gotham City, they tested the Clocktower's new security systems. Barbara began to doubt her relationship with Dick; the guy Dinah had been seeing got the hots for her partner.


Birds of Prey 54

Cover Date: June 2003
Subtitle: Gotham Magic
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artists(s): Casey Jones, John Beatty, Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Black Canary ran into Nightwing while on patrol and helped him out. He asked her about Barbara and later visited the Clocktower. Tom, the man who Dinah was seeing, bumped into his brother, Danko Twag - the man who'd attacked Oracle. Danko, who'd been having blackouts and headaches, remembered being an apprentice to Felix Faust, an early JLA enemy. Tom told him about Barbara. Black Canary returned to the Clocktower to find Barbara out with Dick. Twag, calling himself Felix Faust, was there.


Birds of Prey 55

Cover Date: July 2003
Subtitle: Heroes and Heroes
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artists(s): Casey Jones, John Beatty, Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Black Canary fought off Faust / Twag, who thought she was Barbara. He eventually teleported away. He and Tom struggled over Barbara and they teleported back to the Clocktower. Canary teleported away with Twag; Tom was left with Barbara, who knocked him unconscious. He awakened on a park bench with her and told her about his brother. After a fight on a beach, Twag and Canary teleported to the park. Danko died from too much teleporting.


Birds of Prey 56

Cover Date: August 2003
Subtitle: Of Like Minds
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: Black Canary picked up a farming conglomerate and forced his hand with information of his plans to steal his employee's retirements and flee. Back at the Clocktower, she and Oracle discussed their right to the information she kept up with. She watched the man's pc as he wrote a suicide note. Canary headed out to stop him. When she arrived, she was attacked by a man named Savant and his partner, Creote. Savant messaged Oracle that he'd captured her.


Birds of Prey 57

Cover Date: September 2003
Subtitle: Of Like Minds part 2
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: Savant began to question Canary about Oracle. Barbara called Huntress for help. After rescuing a kidnapped infant, Huntress got the info on Canary.


Birds of Prey 58

Cover Date: October 2003
Subtitle: Of Like Minds part 3
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: With Black Canary's ransom being the true identity of Batman, Huntress and Oracle continued investigating her abductors. Another of Savant's captives (the suicide victim) got her her transmitter. Oracle began pinpointing it's location. Canary got free of her bindings. Weakened, she tried to take down Savant. Huntress arrived.


Birds of Prey 59

Cover Date: November 2003
Subtitle: Of Like Minds part 4: Finale
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: As Black Canary and Huntress were keeping Savant and Creote busy, the suicide victim freed his family, then went back to help Canary. Oracle finally got hacked into Savant's computers and began deleting his files. While he was distracted by that, Huntress and Canary took him down. They were able to recover his back up files, but they destroyed them.


Birds of Prey 60

Cover Date: December 2003
Subtitle: Feeding the Game
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: Savant was checked into Arkham Asylum. A senator arranged for a meeting with Black Canary - he wanted the information from Savant's computers. They had been in a "working" relationship. Huntress (as Canary while the real Canary recovered) filled in nicely and played his bluff. After Dinah refused to stay in the Clocktower and out of action, Oracle fired her.


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