After the widespread success of the statue line turned comic book, DC Comics Bombshells, DC is repeating the process with its Gotham City Garage statues. On August 16, 2017, DC is launching a new digital-first Gotham City Garage title that places popular women of the DCU in a grungy wasteland. This new series is led by writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly along with artist Brian Ching.
“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. 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,” Kelly said.
This new series, based in an alternate universe, sees Lex Luthor as the governor of New Jersey, and Gotham City turned “into a modern utopia known as the Garden” after a worldwide catastrophe.
“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,” reads DC’s description.
Following Ching’s run, DC Talent Development Workshop grad Lynne Yoshii will step in. “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,” expressed Lanzing.
Gotham City Garage is scheduled to be released biweekly on DC’s digital platforms from August through October, before segueing to a weekly release. Beginning in October, a print edition will also be released.