This week brings the release of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1, written by Shawna Benson and Julie Benson, with art by Claire Roe. While we’ve already discussed this creative team un-undoing the past, there’s more to be said about this new comic. I’ve stomped my feet at the progression Batgirl has gone through over… Read more »
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Four days ago, we noted that it looked like that, though the previous Batgirl team may have removed the controversial events from The Killing Joke from the character’s history, as a mental implant… …that the new team of Batgirl & Birds Of Prey were bringing it back for DC Rebirth. And, with the actual issue now published, we… Read more »
So why are the Birds Of Prey pback together in DC Rebirth? A mysterious new criminal operative called Oracle has declared war on Gotham, so naturally, Babs Gordon —aka super-cyber hero Oracle in a previous guise–takes exception to someone smearing her legacy. As sibling co-writers Julie and Shawna Benson explain. “The book isn’t called BATGIRL… Read more »
At the end of Geoff Johns‘ Rebirth video, indicating the direction of the new DCU, we get a list of images from previous books, that we may expect to see reflected in the DC Rebirth. How much of this is literal? If it all were all on the money… We have a new Birds Of… Read more »
Answering questions on Tumblr about previous projects she was working on for DC Comics, Gail Simone stated, I might have meant the huge thing I am still working on, that hasn’t been announced yet. Curiouser and curiouser… one inquisitive soul asked Gail, and got a response, Anonymous asked: Are the Birds involved in the huge… Read more »
By Nikolai Fomich As CW’s Arrow pushes forward and enters into the third act of season three, I sat down again with Joseph Illidge – author, columnist, public speaker, and former Batman and Birds of Prey editor at DC Comics – to chat about Green Arrow, Black Canary, the Outsiders and the Demon’s Head himself…. Read more »
By Nikolai Fomich Joseph Illidge, author, columnist, and public speaker, knows Dinah Laurel Lance well – after all, he edited the character during the early days of Chuck Dixon’s Birds of Prey run. Joe and I sat down to chat about the character’s Arrow-incarnation, the show’s growing cast of characters, and what we hope to see. [Black Canary]… Read more »
Another week of September, another look through the future of the DC Universe five years later. This is how it was looking last week, with a farmer Superman, captured Earth 2 superheroes after the Earth War, a destroyed Atlantis as a result, Batman with a plate in his head (and more?), a dead Green Arrow, a… Read more »
In their new August solicitation announcements, DC Comics have revealed that Birds Of Prey, their Bat-related female team up book has been cancelled with issue 34. BIRDS OF PREY #34 Written by CHRISTY MARX Art by ROBSON ROCHA and OCLAIR ALBERT Cover by JORGE MOLINA On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US… Read more »
Gail Simone is the celebrated writer of Birds of Prey, Batgirl and Red Sonja, but her path to success was a very unique one. Arvid Nelson chatted with the writer to talk about her career plan or lack there of and what she is working on now. ARVID NELSON: One of the things that fascinates… Read more »
Black Canary will make an appearance in the premiere of season two, but that could be just the beginning.
Never ask how the sausages are made. You don’t want to know… Newsarama January 7th Jim Zubkavich: Rather than pitching specific plot details or which villain the group would be going up against, I focused on creating a “character matrix” that focused on who the cast was, what they’ve been through and how they could… Read more »
We told you a week ago that DC was going to have to start announcing that a number of people had been taken off books, even before they started – with the unfortunate problem that solicitations had run and PR had been issued. In a PR-arranged conversation with CBR, Bobbie Chase and Bob Harras announced… Read more »
We told you the change was coming. That Duane Swierczynski was leaving Birds Of Prey with issue 17. CBR has just run an interview arranged with DC PR in which Jim Zubkavich is announced as the new writer from issue 18, working with current artist Romano Molenaar. They interview Jim who says; Slowly but surely… Read more »
UPDATE: Now with added Birds Of Prey A year into DC’s New 52 and its the third week of looking at the twelfth issues… and the series so far. In its twelfth issue of Birds Of Prey, the cracks in this coalition of interests break open and crumble. It’s been entertaining to watch the good… Read more »
This week, a number of the DC Universe books end with the maiming or killing or someone close to the main character – by one of the main characters. I won’t tell you which, obviously. Why not collect them all? Captain Atom #4’s artist, Freddie Williams excels this issue, his art style loosening up even… Read more »
In an interview with the Pittsburg Trubune, Duane Swierczynski, talks about his new novel, Hell And Gone. During which he confesses as to how writing the likes of the current Birds Of Prey comic has changed the way he approached his prose work. “It’s funny, but before writing comics, I was more of the Elmore… Read more »
Fourteen comics, fourteen thoughts… Batman #3 from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo takes the idea of Batman and an urban legend and applies it to a figure, or figures in Gotham, that really have remained secret for a long time. All the way back to All Star Western. And they seem to insist on keeping… Read more »
All Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London. Batman #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo has possibly the worst cover of the line. Not that there’s anything wrong per se but it misses a massive trick. The comic has a beautiful beginning aimed at long time and new reader alike, giving each a different… Read more »
Another day, more DC Relaunch previews, two out today, one out next week. From Newsarama we get a peek at Deathstroke #1, from ComicsAlliance comes Birds Of Prey #1 and from the TV Guide comes a diddy Suicide Squad #1 preview.
Thanks again to Spanish agent David Macho Gomez for this video preview of Birds Of Prey #1 by Duane Swierczynski and David’s boy Jesus Saiz.
Bleeding Cool readers will have already seen the covers to Batwoman #1, Catwoman #1 and Batgirl #1. But here’s the cover to the new Birds Of Prey #1 too, courtesy of the DC Source blog. Creative teams are Batwoman: J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder Batgirl #1: Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente… Read more »
Still not done quite yet. The full version of that Jim Lee JLA art has emerged over the past couple hours. I first saw it from the sharp-eyed DC Women Kicking Ass, it may have first surfaced in this IGN story. CBR’s Kiel Phegley has a good article that starts to fill out some emerging… Read more »