DC BOMBSHELLS Explode Into New Merchandise Line

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DC Bombshells
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DC Bombshells, which began as a series of stylized statues depicting DC's superheroines as WWII era heroes before being adapted as a digital first title, will now expand again into a more diverse product line.

According to Heat Vision, DC will launch a new series of Bombshells products including busts of some of the line's most popular characters, as well as a coffee table book, and a new DC Bombshells annual.

The first line of busts will include Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Mera, with designs by Emanuela Luppachino and sculpts by Jack Matthews.

The coffee table book, The Art of DC Bombshells, will include design work from Luppachino, Ant Lucia, Des Taylor, and Terry and Rachel Dodson.

The first DC Bombshells annual will hit shelves in August, the same month as DC Bombshells #16 with art by Ant Lucia, and tell the tale of the "Bloody Batgirl" in a story by Marguerite Bennett and Elsa Charretier.

"The Bombshells comic is set in an alternate World War II era where the women come first — where no heroine is derivative of a male counterpart — and I think that's why the characters and stories have really resonated with fans," Bennett explained.

DC Bombshells
DC Bombshells
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DC Bombshells
DC Bombshells
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"Each heroine has her own senses and her own limits. No two will have the same feelings towards the nature of power, beauty, modesty, self-actualization, sensuality, etc. They don't have to be role models, love interests or archetypes. They get to be real, complete with flaws and failings and joys of their own."

Additionally, a new statue of Katana, designed by Lucia with a sculpt by Matthews, will hit shelves January 2017.

"One of the main goals for the Bombshells statues has always been to portray the characters in power positions,” said Lucia. “Bombshells are meant to be beautiful, daring, proud, self-assured and physically strong icons, and that’s why I think fans connect so much with these designs.”

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