DC Comics has revealed new elements of its Birds of Prey publishing program to meet the anticipated demand of the Margot Robbie-starring film, due to hit screens with a mallet in February of 2020 (see "Birds of Prey Photo and Video Released").  Over December and January, DC will release four trade paperback collections and a Dollar Comic version of the original first issue, which will join the new ongoing series written by Brian Azzarello launching in October (see "The Birds Are Back Back In Town--New 'Birds of Prey' Series").

Dollar Comics: Birds of Prey #1, reprinting the original first issue written by Chuck Dixon with art by Greg Land and Drew Geraci and a cover by Brian Stelfreeze, will be released December 4.

Birds of Prey: The Huntress will collect Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1-6 in 152 pages at $16.99. Written by Greg Rucka with art by Rick Burchett and cover by Tula Lotay, this volume is listed with a January 1 release date.

Birds of Prey: Black Canary will collect Black Canary #1-12 and Black Canary Sneak Peek #1 in 288 pages at $19.99 Written by Brenden Fletcher, with art by Annie Wu, Pia Guerra, Sandy Jarrell, and Moritat, and cover by Tula Lotay, this volume will be released January 15.

Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn will collect Harley Quinn #1-7, Harley Quinn: Future’s End #1, and Secret Origins #4 in 208 pages at $19.99. Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Chad Hardin and Stephane Roux and cover by Tula Lotay, this volume will be released January 22.

Birds of Prey: Murder & Mystery will collect Birds of Prey #56-67 in 296 pages at $29.99.  Written by Gail Simone with art by Ed Benes, Cliff Richards, and Michael Golden and cover by Greg Land, this volume will be released January 29.

The Birds of Prey film features the return of Margot Robbie to the Harley Quinn role.  She first portrayed Quinn in the 2016 Suicide Squad, a movie ill-received by the critics but that won praise for Robbie’s performance.  The 2020 release will also feature Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), Ewan McGregor (Black Mask) and Chris Messina (Victor Zsasz). Robbie is expected to return to the Harley Quinn role at least three more times, in Suicide Squad 2 (see "'Fillion in Suicide Squad'") and the announced films Joker/Harley Quinn Project (title TBD) and Gotham City Sirens.

Birds of Prey first appeared in Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey #1 (June 1996), featuring former Batgirl Barbara Gordon in her new role as Oracle, and Black Canary, with the Huntress joining the team later.  The regular series began in 1999, running 127 issues.  There were two more tries at an ongoing series, and a TV series that lasted 13 episodes in 2002 (see "Birds of Prey Lose Altitude").

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