There's a new superteam coming from DC, and they're real bombshells.
In addition to the announcement of a second month of 'Bombshell' variant covers in August, Friday DC Comics announced a new digital-first series with the concept titled DC Comics Bombshells. The title, by writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Marguerite Savage, will depict heroines such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batwoman in an alternate universe fighting with the Allied Forces in World War II. The series will debut online in July, with the first print edition coming August 12, 2015.
"DC Comics Bombshells is one of the wildest things I've ever had the pleasure to create--a story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines, in a crisis that defines themselves as well as their generation," Bennett says. "I cannot possibly tell you how excited and grateful I am to be involved in a story this massive and inventive. The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure, and horror in a way that only these characters could do--I cannot wait for this book to drop. Pun very much intended."
"When I was contacted to work on this book, I was attracted by the retro style of the statues, not to mention the most iconic female characters of DC are represented," explains Sauvage. "And then when I read Marguerite's script, I was really excited and totally convinced by the story, the tone and the universe and time it will take place. In terms of artistic approach, I focused on page layouts and more on graphics than on a realistic approach. I spent a lot of time searching for references to be as accurate as possible to the story and habits of this time period, but keeping in mind it's a parallel universe, so I can take some freedom on details."
In addition to the comic series and the August variant covers, this DC Comics Bombshells theme will carry over with new statues of Cheetah and Killer Frost from DC Collectibles, as well as apparel, accessories, posters and PVC figures.