Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) might be new to movie fans but the comic book has been around for years now. It wasn't just an obscure series either (at least to comic book fans) since the comic ran for more than a decade and had hundreds of issues. While there currently isn't a Birds of Prey ongoing series, there will be a new mini-series and an oversized one-shot that will take advantage of the movie's popularity.
At the movie's end credits, we may have seen the most comic book creators credited in a single movie. There are the expected credits, like Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, who worked on the Harley Quinn ongoing series that gained plenty of acclaims, along with Chuck Dixon and Gary Frank, who started the first Birds of Prey ongoing series. However, there are way more creators credited than we expected.
Thanks to Bleeding Cool, we have the full list of comic book creators credited in Birds of Prey:
JIMMY PALMIOTTI, CHUCK DIXON, AMANDA CONNER, GARY FRANK, ADAM BEECHEN, SHAWNA BENSON, JOEY CAVALIERI, ALAN GRANT, CARMINE INFANTINO, ROBERT KANIGHER, STEVE LIEBER, DOUG MOENCH, DENNY O'NEIL, JERRY ROBINSON, LEW SCHWARTZ, JOE STATON, JOE BENNETT, NORM BREYFOGLE, GERRY CONWAY, CHAD HARDIN, FRAZER IRVING, BOB LAYTON, A.J. LIEBERMAN, FABIAN NICIEZA, CHUCK PATTIN, CLAIRE ROE, GAIL SIMONE, ROY THOMAS, JULIE BENSON, RICH BURCHETT, BILL FINGER, MICHAEL HUDDLESTON, BOB KANE, PAUL LEVITZ, TOM MANDRAKE, IRV NOVICK, KELLEY PUCKETT, GREG RUCKA, DAMION SCOTT, JOHN TIMMS.
We told you that there would be a lot of comic book names here. Honestly, the only major snub here is Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, who created Harley Quinn for Batman: The Animated Series. Admittedly, they don't use much of the imagery from the Harley Quinn those two created but it's still a major snub in my book.
Birds of Prey is now showing in theaters.