Super Steph Series pt 6-The Mini Canary!
Now to do an overview of Stephanie's time with the BoP ( I was going to couple it with Cass, but decided to post that seperately...it got too long.)
Steph as a member of the BoP was rife with potential ( and bluefall has an awesome fic centering around the ideal in progress). But it was sadly cut short as soon as Dixon left the book. Gail sort of used Charlie as a Steph substitute (heck, she went out of the way to have Babs compare Charlie to Steph) so we see a little of how nifty it could have been. I mean, Steph and Dinah share a similar attitude, they're both postive, snarky independent women to think on their feet. And they are both made of awesome, of course.
Meanwhile, Babs sees a lot of her younger Steph (self starter, doesn't care what Batman thinks, ridiculously determined, insinuating herself into what's mainly a "boys club", fun loving, has the hots for a Robin) and it clearly makes her VERY uncomfortable, which is most effectively demonstrated in Joker's Last Laugh when Babs basically flips out at Steph and is like "You take things more seriously, or you will die". (Babs is psychic)
And if Steph had more interaction with Huntress- well, two black sheep with criminal families and disdain towards the "no kill" rule- the paralells are gold, and that Cataclysm thing only brushed the surface of that potential.
We start out Birds of Prey in the midst of Bruce Wayne: Murderer. Dinah is on the case for Babs.
Yup, Canary even directly compares Steph to Babs. And Babs is none too happy.
So, I guess Dinah just took Steph back to the Clock Tower (and, as we were theorizing last post, I bet Babs LOVED that) because next issue here we are.
Hee, Steph was doing the "can I drive?" think to Dinah before the Batmobile. I still think she would have done well as Dinah's sidekick.
So they hop in Dinah's car.
In case you didn't get it, Dinah's totally guessed Bats is Bruce. Babs obsessing over the case made it rather obvious, I imagine.
Ha, go Dinah.
Hope Eddie was wearing something under that bathrobe....
And that's how Steph got rid of Eddie and Arthur. By Black Canary being awesome.
Unfortunately, nothing good lasts forever, and two issues later...
Man, Dinah. Dissing Cass. Good thing they weren't friends at this point (apparently). "Hey, that's my best friend you're talking about!"
Naively, I assumed this must be when Steph got fired. But after talking to a few posters and re reading it, it's not really a firing at all. So, I guess Steph got ejected from the BoP off panel for no reason because editorial hates her.
Now, to be posted in a few minutes, Steph and Cass!