Of a Feather: Julie and Shawna Benson Soar with Batgirl and the Birds of Prey

It was just about a year ago that BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY was announced as a part of Rebirth and DC fans were introduced to its sibling writing team of Julie and Shawna Benson. Since then, we’ve seen the newly reunited Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress take on—and eventually team up with—a slightly shady new Oracle, outsmart a crime lord who happened to be Helena’s mother and go toe-to-toe, figuratively speaking, with the sinister Snake Gang. And that was just in the very first story arc!

Arrow: The Huntress Shoots for Vengeance

Sooner or later, the past always comes calling. For most people, this can be a problem. But for a mask-wearing vigilante, it can be downright deadly. In tonight’s all new Arrow, entitled “Birds of Prey,” Oliver Queen must try to right a past wrong as Jessica De Gouw’s Helena Bertinelli—better known to DC Comics fans as the Huntress—returns to Starling City.

Arrow - "Birds of Prey" Preview

"Oliver sure does like to dress up his girls." Season Two, Episode 17 of Arrow, "Birds of Prey," airs Wednesday, March 26th on The CW.

Arrow - "Full Circle" Extended Trailer

"I'm going to tear everything he cares about away from him, destroy those who choose to follow him, corrupt those he loves, and once he has lost everyone and everything he values... I will drive an arrow through his eye."

Arrow airs on Wednesdays, 8/7c on The CW.

Birds of Prey

Some jobs need the talents of a specialized team—a team comprised of fierce heroines ready to leap into dangerous situations and act with decisive authority and skill. Luckily, such a group exists: the Birds of Prey are ready and waiting for the next job.

Operating out of the Clock Tower, a maximum-security location in Gotham equipped with the high-tech Oracle mainframe, the Birds of Prey are a covert ops and crimefighting team. Since criminals often escape domestic justice by hopping borders, the team led by Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) operates internationally. Their combined skills—computer talents, martial arts and hand-to-hand combat—make them a balanced and effective group.

The Birds of Prey have had no shortage of missions over the years, and the group has often expanded beyond Babs, Dinah and Helena. The roster is fluid, with heroes like Big Barda, Dove and even Poison Ivy coming and going. But regardless of the current list of members, the team has always banded together to use their variety of traits to their advantage. They remain focused on working behind the scenes to bring crime to a halt.

Geoff Johns Writing Episode of CW's ARROW

DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has been involved with the production of this fall's new CW show ARROW from the beginning, and now he's taking things to the next level by writing an entire episode with Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.  Keep an eye out for episode 107 this fall titled "Muse on Fire" to see what Johns has up his sleeve.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)

Batman and Robin return in LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the highly-anticipated sequel to LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, the best-selling LEGO® videogame of all time. This time the Dynamic Duo join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to stop the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the bad guys back behind bars.

Developer : 
TT Games
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
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On Sale Date: 
Oct 2 2012

EARTH 2 CHARACTER DESIGNS - ROBIN

Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Helena Wayne has been taught how to be the perfect Robin,” said James Robinson, writer of EARTH 2.

Exclusive preview of HUNTRESS #5

In HUNTRESS #5, Helena continues traveling through Italy to seek justice against the treacherous Moretti and his flock of mobsters. Her next mission? Assault an ancient monastery that’s guarded by the Italian military. But can Helena make it inside and find the culprit she’s looking for before she gets caught? Don’t miss the penultimate issue of HUNTRESS, written by Paul Levitz and illustrated by Marcus To and Richard Zajac. Look for it in stores tomorrow. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

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