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Preview: 'Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey: Rebirth'
If you've been keeping up with the reboots, relaunches and Rebirths of the DC Universe that we've had over the past few years, then you probably already know that the women who make up the Birds of Prey are very, very different from the way they were a decade ago. Barbara Gordon is the hip young Batgirl who protects Burnside from the threat of evil social media apps, Black Canary's a rock star, and Helena Bertinelli just lost her job as the Matron of a worldwide spy organization based out of a boarding school. With all that said, you could be forgiven for being a little bit lost, but fret no longer, dear reader. When Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth hits shelves next week, it'll catch you up on the current status of the team --- starting with Barbara Gordon. Check out a preview below!
Julie And Shawna Benson Talk 'Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey'
The Birds of Prey is a classic DC franchise that has been missing from the stands for the past couple of years, but that absence comes to an end soon thanks to the launch of Batgirl and The Birds of Prey as part of DC Rebirth. Written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson of The CW's The 100, with art by We(l)come Back's Claire Roe, the series brings the classic team of Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress together again for the first time in order to track down an imposter posing as Barbara Gordon's former identity, Oracle. ComicsAlliance chatted to the Benson sisters about how they came to DC, their transition from television to comics, and the team dynamic of their Birds of Prey. Also, DC provided us with annotated design pages from Yanick Paquette and an exclusive look at character sketches by Claire Roe!
Threads of Prey: A Look at the New Huntress and Black Canary Designs
With DC Rebirth comes a new take on the Birds of Prey, specifically Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, written by Julie and Shawna Benson with art by Claire Roe, and along with that comes some new costume designs. While Batgirl seems to be keeping the same basic costume she's worn since moving to Burnside (though it looks different when drawn by different artists), her new teammates, Huntress and Black Canary, have new looks designed by series cover artist Yanick Paquette. But what do these new looks tell us about the characters and the series, and how do they compare to the characters' previous looks?
Welcome Back Claire Roe As Series Artist on 'Welcome Back'
After pinch-hitting with a four page contribution to the second issue of Welcome Back, Claire Roe takes over as full-time series artist for the third issue of the hit series about reincarnated assassins in a multi-generational cat-and-mouse game. She joins writer Christopher Sebela and replaces co-creator Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, who sadly had to step down for personal reasons, but will continue as cover artist. Originally launched as a four-issue series, Welcome Back has been extended to open ended status after the first issue went to a third printing (and the second issue to a second). That's great news for relative newcomer Roe, whose previous credits include Saltire at Diamondsteel Comics and a short story for Vertigo's SFX anthology, and great news for the readers who get to discover her crisp, kinetic artwork!