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DC Comics' Birds of Prey returns with Gail Simone

Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds
Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds
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Today, over at DC ComicsThe Source blog, DC announced the return of fan-favorite title Birds of Prey, an all-female super-team led by Oracle and Black Canary. Also returning to the title are Gail Simone, whose four-year reign as writer redefined the title, and artist Ed Benes.

This is the second announcement this week re-teaming a popular team from earlier decades with the creators that helped make them popular. Yesterday came the announcement of Justice League: Generation Lost, a 26-issue bi-weekly series starring the surviving members of Justice League International, plotted by JLI creator Keith Giffen and scripted by Judd Winick.

Both titles are part of the “Brightest Day” initiative and will carry the “Brightest Day” banner on their covers. Not much is known about “Brightest Day” thus far except that it follows out of the conclusion of the “Blackest Night” mega-arc unfolding through the DC Universe titles, and that it will supposedly be a turn away from the darker tones and themes that DC’s super-hero titles have had for the past several years.

Specific release dates for the first issues of neither Birds of Prey nor Justice League: Generation Lost have been announced, but both titles are expected to premiere in April or May.

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  • Kelly 5 years ago

    Man. Talk about good news, bad news. Nothing I would like more than to read Birds of Prey by Gail Simone again...but not with Ed Benes drawing it. What a shame.

  • Wesley Smith, Columbus Comic Books Examiner 5 years ago

    I don't know that Benes would have been my first choice on the title, but this seems to be fitting into a pattern DC has right now of returning creators to titles they are most closely associated with (Johns/Flash, Simone & Benes/BoP & Giffen/JLI). We'll see where this goes.

    I'm more concerned with the character model for Huntress, though. The whole 'bare midriff' thing has never made any sense to me, especially for a character who uses crossbow bolts for her primary weapon. I was hoping they'd get away from that.

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