When most people hear the name Bryan Hitch, they likely think of impactful, eye-grabbing art on an epic scale. However, as anyone who’s been reading his JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA knows, Hitch is just as adept at scripting action-packed tales driven by a deep understanding of the characters within them. JLA launched a year ago with a thoughtful debut arc that found Superman and the Justice League battling an enemy who used faith and belief as a weapon—the Kryptonian “god” known as Rao.
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.