It’s been a while since the Birds of Prey have taken flight. The informal, usually all-female team has been a staple of the DC Universe since it was first introduced in 1996, but it hasn’t had an ongoing comic since The New 52’s take on the team ended in 2014. But now, nearly two years later, the Birds are primed to return with a new book that takes the concept back to its roots while boasting an exciting new all-female creative team.
Whether it’s in the panels of a comic or the frames of a TV show or film, heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash are always a sight to behold. But let’s not overlook how they sound. Whether it’s the iconic, influential work of master composers like John Williams, Shirley Walker or Hans Zimmer, the retro kitsch associated with shows like 1966’s Batman or 1973’s Super Friends, or the poppy, irresistible hooks of the recent DC Super Hero Girls theme, “Get Your Cape On,” DC has a long legacy of unforgettable music.
Kicking off this May, “Rebirth” is the next exciting chapter of the DC Universe’s ongoing story. Announced earlier this year and revealed at last month’s WonderCon, “Rebirth” will touch and impact every comic book set within the DC Universe in surprising and unexpected ways. But what does this mean for your favorite characters?
Before a packed house of media and WonderCon fans, DC Entertainment showed off its plans for the DC Universe: Rebirth relaunch at a special event held in Petree Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition to the more than 500 fans jammed into the hall, the event was also streamed live on the DC Entertainment YouTube channel to a worldwide audience online.
With a new movie in theaters and an extra-sized issue on stands, it's a huge week for Batman, and DC All Access is here to make sure you're not in the dark when it comes to the Dark Knight. First, Tiffany talks to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder about bringing Batman to the screen for the showdown of the century. Then Batman writer Scott Snyder teases tomorrow's climactic issue #50, which features Bruce Wayne's long-awaited return to the cowl.