This August, the fan-favorite DC Bombshells will be taking over, as a new digital-first comic premieres along with a new line of figures and variant covers.
Taking inspiration from World War II-era posters and magazine covers, the Bombshells series, written by Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Marguerite Sauvage, will feature Batwoman, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl facing retro-stylized challenges on the front lines during the Great War, with new takes on familiar characters to be introduced along the way. DC Collectibles will also feature new figures of the characters, as well as stickers, posters, and buttons, and the variant cover theme for the month of August will feature stylized versions of characters like Dick Grayson, Batman, and Huntress.
Some excerpts from the press release:
DC Entertainment’s fan-favorite Bombshells designs take center stage in August with an all-new comic book series, the return of the popular variant cover theme, new statues from DC Collectibles, as well as new product offerings from Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Universe Online. The DC Comics Bombshells designs pay tribute to World War II vintage and historical depictions of classic characters. The Bombshells have become a sensation, and now fans can enjoy these wartime characters in new ways.
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS will join the Digital First comic line-up with a new ongoing series. Digital chapters will be available starting in July with the first print collection available August 12. Written by Marguerite Bennett and art by Marguerite Sauvage, DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #1 introduces retro-bombshell versions of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl in an alternate reality where super-powered female heroes are on the front lines in WWII! The full line of Bombshells characters will be introduced as the story unfolds in the months ahead.
Also in August, the newest wave of Bombshells will be celebrated as the variant cover theme for DC Comics’ periodicals. Following the incredible success of the June 2014 Bombshells theme month, the new selection of variant covers expands to feature a cast of iconic DC characters including AQUAMAN, BATMAN, CHEETAH, DICK GRAYSON, GREEN LANTERN, HUNTRESS, KILLER FROST, POWER GIRL, RAVAGER, RAVEN, SUPERMAN, and SINESTRO!
Continuing the success of the bestselling statue line that started the Bombshell phenomenon, DC Collectibles is adding DC Comics’ Cheetah and Killer Frost characters to the Bombshells line. Designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Sam Greenwell and Tim Miller respectively, these new statues will hit stores in Spring 2016.
More details and images can be found here, and we’ll keep you updated on images and release dates as we know more.