DC Comics have announced that the long time “Harley Quinn” creative partnership of Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Mounts will be reuniting for a new Black Label title called “Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey.”
The four-part mini-series will see Harley Quinn moving on in her life now that she is free from the Joker, only to find herself being hunted down by Gotham City’s rogue gallery because he has put a $10 million bounty on her head. In order to find out why the Joker has placed the bounty on her, Harley will need the help of Black Canary, Cassandra Cain (a.k.a. Batgirl), Renee Montoya, and the Huntress.
The creative team first took over “Harley Quinn” in 2013 as part of DC’s ‘New 52’ relaunch, and Palmiotti and Conner continued to work on the title until last year’s “Harley Quinn” #34. Palmiotti said the team have been “waiting for the right opportunity to let loose on a project with a no-holds-barred Harley story.” He stated that “working with Amanda on the art and storytelling has been a blast so far,” and that the “book will be like nothing we have ever done before.” Conner echoed these sentiments, highlighting that as the book is under the Black Label imprint, it is a “mature readers title,” which means they’ll be able to “get away with as many shenanigans as possible!”
“Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey” #1 is scheduled for release in February 2020, much like the upcoming Birds of Prey movie starring Harley, which you can watch the trailer for here. It should not be confused with Brian Azzarello and Emanuela Lupacchino’s “Birds of Prey” ongoing, which has become part of the Black Label line since its announcement at San Diego Comic-Con, and also resolicited to coincide with the movie.