Fresh off the disbanding of the Justice League, Dinah Lance found herself a leader without a team.
Following The Joker’s attack on their base in Platinum Flats and Barbara Gordon declaring that she was quitting, the Birds of Prey found themselves a team without a leader.
It occurs to me that the one problem should naturally solve the other. Because as much as Barbara Gordon may like to think otherwise (Babs is rightly proud of her talents and accomplishments but she CAN be arrogant at times), The Birds can adapt to work without her… especially with a strong leader like Dinah in charge.
This is all pending approval from DC Editorial – whom don’t seem to have any plans for Huntress in the Bat-Books post-Battle for the Cowl and certainly don’t have any plans for Lady Blackhawk anywhere that I’ve seen – but I don’t think anyone would object to my bringing Dinah’s girlfriends into this book as supporting cast for the world-hopping adventures alongside the rest of the Arrow Family. Especially with a new bird in the form of Connor (as Black Hawk) taking an active role as Dinah’s protégé. Of course the core team will be made up of Dinah, Zinda, Helena, Connor and Mia but other heroes and heroines will be brought in as needed.
If she's free, I'd like to bring Spoiler into the team - let Dinah finish the job of training her that she started once upon a time.
I’m already imagining the shenanigans when Ted Grant and son find themselves needing back-up. Cats and Birds? It will write itself.
I’m also interested in the dynamics that Connor and Mia would add to the team.
Connor and Helena seem an interesting pairing, if only because she’s so cynical and he’s so innocent. They never did get a chance to interact in the JLA so I think it would be fun to bounce them off one another.
Mia and Helena I can becoming best friends since they are the respective “bad girls” of their circles and share the same snarky sense of humor.
Mia and Zinda would likely be at one another’s throats. As much grief as Mia gives Ollie about his old-fashioned ways, Ollie is a pup compared to Zinda, who is still astonished that there’s a Hank Williams Jr. and still calls gay men “Fancy Lads”. As easy going as Zinda is, she doesn’t take lightly to being mocked.
Zinda would be a bit wary of Connor taking the name he does and raise holy hell about it… at least until she was allowed to take Connor out for a test flight and see how he flew. Of course Zinda being Zinda and the Queen Charm being what it is, she’ll probably try and take Connor for a ride in the euphemistic sense as well; something that Connor will try to beg out due to there being someone else.