There is a “shocking revelation” that is “going to upset the status quo all over again” in an upcoming issue of Birds of Prey.  It features a special guest appearance by Batgirl – BATGIRL!?

“One of my favorite thrillers is Ira Levin’s A KISS BEFORE DYING, because right in the middle of the novel…well, the cliche phrase would be, ‘Levin pulls the rug right out from under you,’ but that doesn’t do his legendary plot twist justice,” said writer Duane Swierczynski. “Forget the rug being pulled out from under you… when you reach that point in KISS, it’s as if someone’s rolled up that rug and proceeded to use it to beat the living crap out of you. That’s what I’m shooting for with this first arc of BIRDS OF PREY. I won’t tell you where it is (other than somewhere in issue #4) But If I’m doing my job, you’ll be relaxing, enjoying your comic, and then…”

Gail, did you know anything about this?

@GailSimone: Am I angry right now, why yes, yes I am, thank you!

Well, well, well… looks like things are getting interesting inside the walls of DC.  For now, check out the cover to Birds of Prey #4 by David Finch.

Birds of Prey #4 hits stores on December 21, 2011.



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  1. TaZ
    September 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    I don’t think I understood a damn thing here. Plus, how can you change the status quo in the 4th issue of a relaunch? Is there even a “status quo” by the 4th issue?

    • websnap
      September 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm — Reply

      if a major change involves Batgirl and Gail is writing batgirl, I understand if she’s pissed.

  2. Michael
    September 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    Sounds like BoP will bring in a BatGirl that is very different from Gail’s Batgirl in more than just costume design.

  3. September 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm — Reply

    L-O-V-E me some David Finch.
    Even Aphrodite X and Ascention

  4. websnap
    September 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    why is batgirl standing like she needs to pee?

    • September 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm — Reply

      Because it’s David Finch. Count yourself lucky that she’s not pulling up her skirt like an internet camwhore…

      • September 15, 2011 at 12:20 am — Reply

        Ooooh come on :)
        Its art folks – art!

    • September 15, 2011 at 10:58 am — Reply

      And what happened to her costume? Why does she have those purply segments? And I thought her gloves were yellow.

      Is this a preview of a new costume or a lack of communication?

      • September 15, 2011 at 11:25 am — Reply

        One thing that a lot of people are missing out on… the official line from DC is that this is Batgirl… I haven’t seen anything that says Barbara Gordon.

        What about that red hair you ask?

        Maybe it’s Stephanie Brown with a dye job.

        • September 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm — Reply

          Would that mean in the next 3 issues of Batgirl that there’s going to be a shake-up, or would that mean that the “present” of Batgirl is actually the past?

          Oh no, I’ve gone cross-eyed.

  5. Zory
    September 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    There’s a buzzword that’s going to buzzword buzzword? HISTORIC!

  6. eric
    September 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    So does Black Canary even know who Ollie is any more or are they never married also? This is too much.

    • Michael
      September 15, 2011 at 9:53 am — Reply

      It WOULD be funny if Dinah & Ollie were the last married couple standing.

      • Jude Deluca
        September 15, 2011 at 10:48 am — Reply

        Not funny “ha-ha”, though.

  7. September 15, 2011 at 5:22 am — Reply

    apparently Brian Q Miller and Gail Simone were both surprised/upset…he specifically asked her if/why Babs was wearing Steph’s costume on twitter and Gail stated she had no idea.

  8. J Michael T
    September 15, 2011 at 8:57 am — Reply

    A new “Oracle”? hmmm…

    • L1701E
      September 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm — Reply

      Well, in Steph Brown’s Batgirl series, Wendy of the Wonder Twins was serving as her version of Oracle, Proxy. Maybe Wendy is the new Oracle.

  9. L1701E
    September 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    Okay, I recognize Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and what appears to be Katana. But I’m not sure about the Magik-looking blonde or the girl with the golden guns and full-arm tattoo. Anybody have any idea who those two are?

    • Jude Deluca
      September 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm — Reply

      Ponytail gal is called “Starling”, the Magik-lookalike is actually Skan-I mean, Black Canary.

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