FUCK YEAH EV CRAWFORD

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foxglovesandtea said: Hey, not sure if this blog is still active, but i just got into BoP, and i was wondering... does the meaning of Ev's tattoos or the significance of calling herself 'starling' ever get explained? If not, I'd love to here any thoughts you have on it :)

Hi there! :D

Unfortunately, with Marx’s arrival the title as the new writer, Ev’s story goes by the wayside, and we don’t ever truly get an explanation for anything concerning her background (i.e. her “Uncle Earl,” the origin of her codename, her tats, her relationship/past history with June, etc.).

The editors apparently wanted Ev out of the book and had prearranged her exit (we can’t blame Marx, really), and this has tragically meant that she’s been lost to comics limbo, as angry as that makes me.

I have a feeling she’ll be back some day (and you know I’m rooting for it with all my heart), but the original plans Swierczynski had for the character, especially concerning those matters you’ve brought up, are probably never going to be realized as he’d meant them—if ever they’re even addressed by a future writer, that is.

I’d love to ask him, personally.

To spare those disinterested readers, I’ll put my own shoddy attempts at tattoo/codename explanation under the cut :]

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Mar 19 2014

the-kellephant:

Comic Ladies I Love 12/?:  Ev Crawford  aka  Starling

"Look buddy, I just broke my hand, and I’ve been stabbed in the shoulder.  So this make take two, maybe three hits.  My apologies in advance." 

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Mar 03 2014
Feb 08 2014
helenawaynehuntress:

STARLING | A page from an unpublished Birds of Prey issue by George Pérez.
I think this was meant to be the issue where we were supposed to meet Starling’s Uncle Earl, but this story never saw the light of day because DC editorial made changes at the last minute, Artist George Pérez had this to say on his facebook page:

Since I’m no longer working at DC, and with all the changes that have happened since I was first given this story, I think I’m pretty safe in assuming that these pages will never get published. I was told that the story was all ready to go when I agreed to do this, but the editors decided that plot changes needed to be made and thus I could only produce these 8 pages and waited for months for the revisions that never came. I finally had to find other work and this story just got forgotten to death. While not much really happens in these pages, I did try to add some visual pizzazz where I could. If nothing else, it’s a good conversation starter for those who like to ponder what could have been.
There were some revisions to be made with the first page, so I started on Page 2. I modeled the lead female here after a dear friend named Miracole Burns. I feel bad that she never got to make it into print here, but I will make it up to her in SHE-DEVILS, wherein she is one of the title characters.

Shame indeed we never got to see this on page. The artwork looks gorgeous.

helenawaynehuntress:

STARLING | A page from an unpublished Birds of Prey issue by George Pérez.

I think this was meant to be the issue where we were supposed to meet Starling’s Uncle Earl, but this story never saw the light of day because DC editorial made changes at the last minute, Artist George Pérez had this to say on his facebook page:

Since I’m no longer working at DC, and with all the changes that have happened since I was first given this story, I think I’m pretty safe in assuming that these pages will never get published. I was told that the story was all ready to go when I agreed to do this, but the editors decided that plot changes needed to be made and thus I could only produce these 8 pages and waited for months for the revisions that never came. I finally had to find other work and this story just got forgotten to death. While not much really happens in these pages, I did try to add some visual pizzazz where I could. If nothing else, it’s a good conversation starter for those who like to ponder what could have been.

There were some revisions to be made with the first page, so I started on Page 2. I modeled the lead female here after a dear friend named Miracole Burns. I feel bad that she never got to make it into print here, but I will make it up to her in SHE-DEVILS, wherein she is one of the title characters.

Shame indeed we never got to see this on page. The artwork looks gorgeous.

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Dec 20 2013
browsethestacks:

Starling by Shaun McGaun

browsethestacks:

Starling by Shaun McGaun

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Oct 31 2013

dccomicgeek:

DC Meme 9 Costumes 

(6/8) Starling

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Oct 23 2013

BoP Writer Marx on Starling’s Disappearance From Book, Possible Return

Starling’s removal from BoP seems to have been, like most narrative irritations in the New 52, ordered by editorial. Ev’s return, however, is not completely out the question, it seems.

From series writer Christy Marx’s interview with CBR:

CBR: You’ve also mentioned that you’re introducing a new character coming up in the series, and your run began as Starling left. For you, how important is it to have a rotating cast around Dinah? Do you see the Birds Of Prey as similar to Suicide Squad in that during any mission they may lose or gain members?

Marx: Letting Starling go was something that had been established for the series well before I began work on it. My inclination is to keep the team more stable rather than rotating people in and out. That’s not to say it won’t happen, but not in the near future. I want to explore this set of people more deeply before making a change. Also, I don’t want to make a change just for the sake of making a change. It should feel organic to the story and make sense.

CBR: Similarly, do you have any interest in bringing back old team members, like Poison Ivy or Starling?

Marx: I don’t have an interest in bringing Ivy back. She is, pardon the pun, a toxic character. I definitely want to have a rematch with Starling and have some plans for that.

(Source: comicbookresources.com)

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