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Pistolera

Pistolera
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance

As Gunbunny: Detective Comics #674 (May 1994)

As Pistolera: Birds of Prey: The Ravens #1 (June 1998)
In-story information
Alter ego Bunny
Team affiliations The Society
The Ravens
Notable aliases Gunbunny
Abilities Expert assassin, keen accuracy, adept hand-to-hand combatant.
This article is about the supervillain; see Pistolera (band) for the band.

Pistolera is a DC Comics supervillain, an assassin and sharp-shooter from the Batman family of comic book titles.

Fictional character biography

Originally known as Gunbunny, the character first appears in Detective Comics #674 (1994) as the partner of an assassin called Gunhawk. The two are depicted as both business partners and lovers, their tender feelings for one another surreally juxtaposed with their murderous nature and love of assault weapons. After being defeated by Batman, Gunhawk and Gunbunny later return to face his temporary replacement, Azrael, during his stint as the Dark Knight.

Eventually, the two have a falling out and Bunny decides to strike out on her own without Gunhawk. Changing her codename to Pistolera, she abandons the matching green uniform she wore as Gunhawk's partner and adopts a Western-themed cowgirl outfit. She is recruited to The Ravens, an all-female mercenary group led by international assassin Cheshire. As a member of this team, Pistolera becomes a recurring enemy of the Birds of Prey.

After becoming a member of Knockout, a member of the Society's rival group, the Secret Six. She uses a Thangarian sniper rifle to implant a bomb in Knockout's skin. She survives the explosion. This brings down the wrath of Knockout's lover Scandal, who binds, gags, and tortures her. In Secret Six #2 Deadshot, believing that Scandal could not bring herself to kill a bound prisoner, shoots Pistolera himself.

External links

  • Pistolera entry at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
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