Official Press Release
Rising star Ed Benes, the acclaimed penciller of a series of sold-out issues of SUPERGIRL, as well as THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN, GEN13, and CODENAME: KNOCKOUT, has signed a two-year exclusive with DC Comics. Benes is the new BIRDS OF PREY penciller beginning with issue #56.
“I’m very excited about this new stage of my life and career, and I’ll give DC my best,” says Benes. “It’s a blast doing BIRDS OF PREY! Gail is a great writer, and I owe a great deal to Lysa Hawkins, my editor. Many thanks to DC for trusting my work, and even more, for all the respect you treat your artists with!”
Benes’s run as penciller of BIRDS OF PREY begins with issue #56 (APR030154), written by Gail Simone with inks by Alex Lei. This issue is solicited in the April issue of Previews (Volume XIII #4) and is scheduled to be in stores on June 18.
Some of Benes’s recent work on SUPERGIRL is collected in the SUPERGIRL: MANY HAPPY RETURNS TP (MAY030167). This item is solicited in the May issue of Previews (Volume XIII #5) and is scheduled to be in stores on July 9.