Barbara Gordon is no stranger to secrets. She's the daughter of GCPD Jim Gordon, the vigilante known as Batgirl and was once Oracle, the most powerful hacker on the planet. Someone new has resurrected the Oracle mantle that Babs once controlled, and whoever is behind it is sending Batgirl on a wild chase all across Gotham City. By her side are two equally dangerous vigilantes--Dinah Lance, the rock star-turned-hero known as Black Canary, and Helena Bertinelli, the lethal spy code-named the Huntress. Can this mismatched trio come together in time to solve the mystery of the new Oracle and defeat the villainous forces arrayed against them? Or will these Birds of Prey have their wings clipped before they can even get off the ground? Find out in BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 1: WHO IS ORACLE? The start of a whole new era for Gotham City’s greatest superhero team! From writers Shawna and Julie Benson (TV’s The 100) and artists Claire Roe (VERTIGO QUARTERLY SFX) and Roge Antonio (NIGHTWING), it’s an action-packed adventure on the streets of Gotham. Collects issues #1-6 and the BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY: REBIRTH one-shot.
During a typical night of caped crime-fighting, Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) discovers that an imposter has claimed her former moniker, Oracle, and started selling information to Gotham's Mafia families. To uncover the culprit, she recruits metahuman Black Canary, her former Birds of Prey partner, and after a car chase, an exchange of fists and kicks, and witty banter they convince the vengeance-hungry Huntress to join their cause. The past and present for each of these Birds come to the forefront along with identity issues and family drama, in between exploding server farms, snake-like adversaries, and unlikely underworld criminals. There are some implausible in-the-nick-of-time escapes and rescues, plus three kooky surprise twists, but the Benson sisters (TV's The 100) provide a snappy script, and the artwork and coloring are expressive and action-filled. Those who like their superheroics super-dramatic will enjoy this spirited entry into the oft-grim world of Gotham.