A few years back, DC Comics took their collectible line of '40s-style pin-up heroines, the DC Bombshells, and spun them off into their own series of comic books. And that series is still going strong today, showing no signs of slowing down. Now, DC Comics is looking to work that same magic all over again with Gotham City Garage, the latest line of DC Collectibles that is set to make its comic book debut.
Gotham City Garage will become a new Digital First series that follows a diverse group of rebels with one cause: freedom for all. Taking inspiration from the fan-favorite statues, the team of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Grayson) craft the world of Gotham City Garage, flipping the script on some of the DC Universe’s most famous characters including Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Lex Luthor and more. The new series debuts August 16. You can check out the variant cover by Dan Panosian down below:
"Gotham City Garage is an anti-fascist anthem for the open road, starring reimagined takes on DC's great female characters through an outlaw lens,” says Kelly. “We’re bringing Big Barda, Steel, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Silver Banshee, Hawkgirl and the first Kryptonian this world has ever seen—the mysterious girl named Kara Gordon—into a world of bikes, outlaws and elaborate tattoos.” (Kara Gordon? Are we getting a cross between Supergirl and Batgirl maybe?)
Lanzing adds, “This is an exciting chance to explore the meaning of heroism in a world devoid of hope, to rebel-yell alongside our favorite DC superheroines at a time when we need it the most."
In the world of Gotham City Garage, It’s been a decade since Governor Lex Luthor saved his people from devastation and turned Gotham City into the modern utopia known as The Garden. With the rest of the world in ruins, Luthor’s city continues to thrive—but not for everyone. Order has been kept only by the LEXES technology that networks the entire population under one mindset—and if a citizen steps out of line, the Bat and his minions are brutal in restoring the status quo. So when a young Kara Gordon comes under suspicion by her LEXES superiors, she heads straight into the dreaded wasteland—where she’ll discover the fierce oil-and-gear rebels of the Gotham City Garage.
New chapters will be released biweekly through October 2017 and weekly thereafter, with print issues available in October. The series will have rotating artists, beginning with Brian Ching (Supergirl) and followed by Lynne Yoshii. You can check out the variant cover by Dan Panosian for issue #1 above, with the main cover by Rafael Albuquerque debuting at a later date. Chapters can be downloaded via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store. Gotham City Garage debuts August 16.
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