DC Comics 101: Who and What are the Blackhawks?

You've probably heard the news by now. Legendary director Steven Spielberg—a name that probably made you say "whoa!"—has his eyes set on the DC Universe with a brand new live action movie all about Blackhawk—a name that may have made you say "...wait, who?"

Yeah, we figured that would be the case for many of you. But don’t worry! We’re here to bring you up to speed on what you need to know about Blackhawk and why the guy has a squadron of pilots named after him.

Breaking News: Spielberg Enters the World of DC with "Blackhawk"

Fresh on the heels of Ready Player One (which features cameo appearances by Batman, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and more), Steven Spielberg is ready to dive into the DC Universe proper with Blackhawk, a just-announced feature film from Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures based on the classic DC series about a squadron of WWII-era pilots. Blackhawk, which Spielberg is hoping to direct, will be his first feature centered around characters from the DC Universe.

Moore on Metal: Time to Wail

Hey, metalheads! It's me, Whitney Moore, and things are really heating up (like the fiery depths of Hades) over in DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Barbatos is back and in issue #4, none other than Carter Hall was revealed to be his newest pet, and Hawkgirl underwent some major changes as she stepped out as the new Lady Blackhawk!

The Five Biggest Mysteries of Dark Days: The Forge

It’s finally here! The prelude to Rebirth’s next massive crossover event, DARK NIGHTS: METAL, has officially begun with DARK DAYS: THE FORGE. And, as you probably could have guessed by the appropriately heavy naming scheme in play here, it doesn’t pull any punches.

Which one of you is Oracle?

The Death of Oracle continues in BIRDS OF PREY #8, as the twisted villain Mortis has Black Canary, Huntress, Dove and Lady Blackhawk cornered. Can Oracle and Batman help them in time? And is Dove's ruse enough to keep them at bay long enough for help to arrive? Gail Simone and Guillem March's BIRDS OF PREY #8 ties in to the Batman Incorporated storyline and hits stores today. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]

The Dark Knight and Lady Blackhawk team up in BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #37

A new arc titled "Blackhawk Down" from writer Royal McGraw and artist Marcos Marz begins with a bang as Wayne Industries collaborator Blackhawk Industries has valuable information stolen right under Batman's nose. An investigation leads him to Poland and a giant robot, but The Dark Knight will have to enlist the help of Lady Blackhawk to solve the case. BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #37 hits today. [gallery link="file"]
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