DC Announces New ‘Birds of Prey’ Series

DC Comics announced a new Birds of Prey ongoing series.

The Black Canary leads the Birds. Also a part of the team is Cassandra Cain, Big Barda, Zealot from WildCATS, and the ever-ubiquitous Harley Quinn. Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero are the creative team for the title. The duo previously worked together on the Kate Bishop-led Hawkeye series at Marvel.

Character Sheet by Leonard Romero

Not much is revealed about what the series will have other than the team roster. However, DC dropped a brief snyopsis.

In Birds of Prey, Dinah Lance is one of the DC Universe’s most elite fighters, and combined with her sonic scream, she’s a fearsome foe in any scenario…but sometimes even the Black Canary needs help. Faced with a personal mission brought to her by a mysterious new ally, and up against near-impossible odds, she re-forms the Birds of Prey with an unrivaled group—Cassandra Cain, Big Barda, Zealot, and Harley Quinn—with only one goal: extraction of their asset at any cost. What could possibly go wrong? This all-new, all-deadly Birds of Prey is still breaking hearts and faces after all these years!

Creators React to ‘Birds of Prey’

Writer Kelly Thompson was excited to get started on Birds. It seems like she had a pesonal hand in choosing the characters for the team.

“When I say this is a dream come true for me, I mean not just working on the iconic Birds of Prey title, but also the characters we were able to fold in, and the creative team we assembled. Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire were two of my first partners-in-crime making superhero books and I’ve been trying to make this happen ever since. It won’t surprise anyone to learn that Leonardo and Jordie are even better than they were the last time we worked together—and working together on this wild book is pure magic.”

Artist Leonard Romero also had some words of enthusiasm to share.

“I couldn’t be happier to announce my first monthly project for DC! With this book, I’ve had the opportunity to not only draw some of the most badass women in the DC Universe, but also to work once more with the best people in our industry, Kelly Thompson and Jordie Bellaire. I missed the dynamic we had on Hawkeye, so I’m very excited to have our team back together! Can’t wait to show you all what we’ve been doing!”

Birds of Prey #1 hits comic shops on September 7.

Source: DC.com

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