This issue continues the storyline of Black Canary, Strix, Batgirl and Condor being attacked, and now taken hostage, by a villain last seen over in the pages of Suicide Squad when Adam Glass was still writing it, Regulus.
This issue consists of mostly flashbacks that serve to fill-in story gaps regarding our main characters' histories, and lends insight into the emotional aspects of their current situation.
Regulus' crew of henchmen are fairly cookie cutter bad guys, but manage to subdue the Birds via a reluctant, and powerful, telepath. As the Birds are being loaded into stasis chambers for transport, Strix breaks free and also manages to free Batgirl. The two struggle to fight off the effects of being mind controlled, and are no match for Regulus's henchmen due to their current condition. Though they manage to avoid capture, Black Canary and Condor are not so lucky. At the end, we see Black Canary awaken on Regulus's ship to find the body of her husband Kurt (long thought dead) in a stasis chamber.
The mental anguish caused by her killing of her husband has been a long-running theme in this volume of Birds of Prey, since the very first issue, so we are finally going to get some resolution soon it would seem.
Overall, this has been one of the more consistent books of the New 52, and remains so under Christie Marx's guidance. I like this team in its current formation, it's small and lean, and the characters have a decent dynamic. I was less interested in this book before the introduction of Condor as a character in the mid teens, and I hope that he remains an integral part of the team going forward.
Another decent issue of Birds of Prey.