Following the success of the first statue line-turned-comic book DC Comics Bombshells, DC Comics is doing the same to its 9" Gotham City Garage statues. A new digital-first Gotham City Garage title is scheduled to launch August 16, writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly along with artist Brian Ching re-imagine the DCU - and particularly its female heroes - in a grungy, apocalyptic wasteland.
"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,” said 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.”
In this alternate universe series, Lex Luthor became governor of Gotham City and turned it "into a modern utopia known as the Garden" following a worldwide apocalypse.
"With the rest of the world in ruins, Luthor’s city continues to thrive - but not for everyone," reads DC's description. "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."
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“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,” said Lanzing.
Gotham City Garage is scheduled to be released bi-weekly on DC's digital platforms from August 16 to October, later seguing to a weekly release. A print edition is planned to begin in October.