Like most DC editors, I’m not just an editor - I’m also a fan. And the book that made me a DC fan was BIRDS OF PREY. I’ve read a lot of DC books over the years, but BIRDS is the book that really hooked me. So when we were originally told that DC was bringing back BIRDS OF PREY in 2010, I may have knocked a few people over in claiming editorial rights to the book. I thought I was excited then. It’s nothing to how excited I am right now.
During today’s Designing the New DCU 52 panel at SDCC, attendees were invited to see how characters are designed to how they end up looking in the final pages of a comic book. Below, take a look at the art we showed during this presentation for such titles as ALL-STAR WESTERN, ANIMAL MAN, BATGIRL, BIRDS OF PREY, THE FLASH, GREEN ARROW, THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN, I, VAMPIRE, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, SUICIDE SQUAD, SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL, SUPERMAN and TEEN TITANS. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="5"]
This October, Gotham City will be overrun by new villains. In DETECTIVE COMICS, Batman will face the Gotham Ripper. In BATGIRL, Barbara Gordon will take on Mirror. Mysterious villains will be terrorizing Gotham in BATMAN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, BATWOMAN and NIGHTWING. And around the globe, evil takes new forms in BATWING and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS. Can the Bat family defeat all these foes or is the fate of Gotham – and the world at large – permanently doomed?
The new Question has kept up company with the old Question's friends and allies - including Huntress, who she's enlisted to help her on a subterranean mission to stop some gun smugglers from selling weapons to the wrong people deep in Gotham's sewers. Gail Simone & Jesus Saiz's BIRDS OF PREY #12 is on sale this week. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
Romance is in the air for Huntress and Catman as they share a passionate kiss while on a night on the town – which of course for them means fighting bad guys and trying to rescue an asthmatic hostage. But will a major reveal about Catman’s past change everything? BIRDS OF PREY #11, written by Gail Simone and with art by Pere Perez, hits stores today. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]