Birds of Prey: Sensei and Student

Birds of Prey 63

Cover Date: March 2004
Subtitle: Sensei & Student part 2: Pride & Poison
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Cliff Richards, Alex Lei
Storyline: Canary and Shiva burst in on Cheshire. Canary hit her with her sonic cry and chased as she attempted to escape. They captured her. Oracle conferred with some of her internet friends on how she could have been hacked. Cheshire swore on the life of her child that she was set up. The man she was trying to take down was trying to make things look like her style. She fingered the man as Senator Pullman. Barbara was abducted while in town.


Birds of Prey 64

Cover Date: April 2004
Subtitle: Sensei & Student part 3: Mercy & Murder
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: Barbara was being brought up on treason charges as Dinah and Shiva partnered with Cheshire to take down Senator Pullman. Savant was working with Pullman, who was behind Barbara's "arrest." Savant did not know which of the ten women in custody was Oracle. The girls were attacked by the same gang again, and took them down just as easily as before. Since Cheshire uploaded her files to her computer in Gotham City, Dinah was forced to take them both back with her. Shiva asked Canary to become her apprentice.


Birds of Prey 65

Cover Date: May 2004
Subtitle: Sensei & Student part 4: Power & Permanence
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes, Alex Lei
Storyline: Shiva gave Canary 12 hours to contemplate her offer. Barbara was able to swipe a cell phone from one of her captors and find out where the cameras were in her cell. She called the Clocktower. Huntress answered and traced her call. While doing so, she found pictures of Barbara with Nightwing. She headed to the location. Canary, Shiva, and Cheshire landed and headed to the former's apartment. She gave Canary the data she promised. She called and made an appointment with the senator. He was most unhappy when she said she could prove he killed seven men in Hong Kong within the last week and that he was the biological father of an international terrorist (Cheshire). Huntress got access to the compound and encountered Savant. Cheshire poisoned Shiva and admitted to her that she'd lied - she killed the sensei.


Birds of Prey 66

Cover Date: June 2004
Subtitle: Sensei & Student part 5: Murder & Mystery
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Michael Golden, Mike Manley, Scott Hanna
Storyline: Dinah went into some of her mother's files believing Senator Pullman was somehow connected to the original Black Canary. Her mother and father had investigated a crime scene where a Bertinelli (Huntress's father) had been present. While investigating, Black Canary found another body. She was able to save the next would-be victim, but the killer got away. Dinah (the current one) believed the killer to be Pullman's father.


Birds of Prey 67

Cover Date: July 2004
Subtitle: Sensei & Student part 6: Faith & Finality
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Ed Benes
Storyline: Black Canary attacked Senator Pullman's secret compound as he unexpectedly met with his daughter, Cheshire. Huntress freed Oracle. Cheshire poisoned Pullman; Oracle broadcast their ordeal at Times Square. After seeing it, Cheshire kidnapped the senator with Canary in pursuit. Canary threw Cheshire from the helicopter to save her from Shiva. Canary, wearing her mother's costume, captured the 'Blonde Slasher' - Pullman's father. Oracle made Huntress an agent and gave her full access to the Clocktower. Dinah and Shiva buried their sensei.


Birds of Prey 68

Cover Date: August 2004
Subtitle: One Day, Well-Chosen
Writer(s): Gail Simone
Artists(s): Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose
Storyline: Barbara, Helena, and Dinah took a walk through the park and discussed things. Barbara wanted to possibly bring Savant over to their side. Helena and Dinah had a bit of a verbal fight. Dinah dropped Barbara off to have lunch with her father while she scrimmaged with Wonder Woman. Barbara got Dinah a place where she could open a flower shop and Helena a teaching gig.