Welcome, one and all, to this inaugural Book Club for the Birds of Prey aficionados! This initial reading will be different than the rest, it will be a little longer than usual, but I’m hoping with the holidays behind us we can comfortably get properly introduced and start our discussions surrounding these amazing characters!
Our reading will be divided into three different “streams”: Origins, Spotlight, and Team-Up. We’re kicking off with Origins, naturally. These will be stories about our ladies before the Birds of Prey are officially formed. Spotlight will feature solo adventures of our heroes after the team is created. And finally Team-Up will follow all the various and fantastic stories officially branded Birds of Prey!
Choosing what to kick things off with was a bit intricate, as this is a club focused on a team, not a single person. With an eye toward origins the idea was to delve into some early stories, to set the stage. We will be reading the first ongoing Birds of Prey and the later books soon enough, but to properly introduce our ladies, hopefully a super-sized helping of issues for each of the three main characters is warranted. Even though the membership has always been in flux, the trinity of Barbara Gordon, Dinah Lance, and Helena Bertinelli, I believe, has been a real constant.
Therefore, for our first batch of reading, we’ll be checking out some of the adventures they were having before coming together as a team:
We’ll take the first week (or as much time as you need) to read (1/4 - 1/10) and start discussion on the second week (1/11 - 1/17). Welcome to the Birds Nest!
Join the team HERE!