DC Comics at present in its Dawn of DC publishing line, and with new books nonetheless being introduced for it. Whereas most of those comics have been for solo heroes like Batman and Wonder Woman, there are some staff collection in there for the Doom Patrol and Titans. Earlier within the week, author Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel) introduced that she was becoming a member of DC to deal with one of many writer’s B-tier groups: the Birds of Prey.
All through the week, Thompson revealed the five-team lineup within the upcoming collection from her and Hawkeye: Kate Bishop co-creators Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire. Together with Dinah Lance’s Black Canary, the staff will probably be rounded out by Batgirl (Cassandra Cain), Apokolyptian warrior Large Barda, Wildstorm character Zealot, and Harley Quinn. In line with the ebook’s logline, Dinah brings the staff collectively to assist with a private mission mentioned to have “close to-impossible odds.”
In a press release, Thompson known as the brand new Birds of Prey “a dream come true. […] Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire had been two of my first partners-in-crime making superhero books, and I’ve been attempting to make this occur ever since. It gained’t shock anybody to be taught that Leonardo and Jordie are even higher than they had been the final time we labored collectively—and dealing collectively on this wild ebook is pure magic.”
Romero echoed Thompson’s assertion, saying he was excited to do his first month-to-month DC ebook. “With this ebook, I’ve had the chance to not solely draw a few of the most badass ladies within the DC Universe, but in addition to work as soon as extra with the most effective individuals in our business,” he mentioned. “I missed the dynamic we had on Hawkeye, so I’m very excited to have our staff again collectively! Can’t wait to indicate you all what we’ve been doing!”
The Birds of Prey had been first launched in 1996’s Showcase ‘96 #3 by Jordan Gorfinkel and Chuck Dixon, and made up of Dinah and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon). When Gail Simone began writing the ebook in 2003, she added Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) to the group, and she or he and Dinah had been energetic discipline members whereas Barbara (now going by Oracle after being paralyzed) dealt with staff logistics. The staff’s ranks have rotated over time, and this new collection marks the group’s first ebook since Batgirl & the Birds of Prey from Julie and Shawna Benson bowed out again in 2018. Outdoors of the comics, they’ve proven up a handful of instances in TV and films, with 2020’s Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey being their first live-action movie.
Birds of Prey will debut with its first problem on September 5.
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