DC Comics will resolicit the new ongoing Birds of Prey series under its Black Label brand, the company announced.  The brand will be better suited for the series’ "hard-hitting storyline," the company said in its notice to retailers.

The first two issues, which were solicited for October and November, will be resolicited in an upscale format with a new cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.  The new series, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Emmanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Trish Mulvihill, was originally scheduled to launch in October (see "’The Birds are Back in Town’ – New ‘Birds of Prey’ Series").

There was no issue solicited for December shipping.  The new schedule will put the launch of the series closer to the release of the Birds of Prey film, along with multiple Birds of Prey collections and a Dollar Comic (see "DC’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Publishing Program").