In the vein of DC’s line of Bombshell statues, a new digital-first comic series based on the Gotham City Garage miniatures was just announced. Trading costumes for motorcycles and tattoos, the series will feature familiar faces such as Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and even Silver Banshee as they fight for freedom in an alternate reality. An alternate reality full of motorcycles. Rad.
Per the official release:
HIT THE ROAD WITH THE NEW COMIC SERIES GOTHAM CITY GARAGE
Writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly build a new world for the popular DC Collectibles line
Based on the DC Collectibles line of the same name, GOTHAM CITY GARAGE is a new Digital First series that follows a diverse group of rebels with one cause: freedom for all. Taking inspiration from the fan-favorite statues, the team of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (GRAYSON) craft the world of GOTHAM CITY GARAGE, flipping the script on some of the DC Universe’s most famous characters including Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Lex Luthor and more. The exhilarating new series debuts August 16.
“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,” says 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.”
It’s been a decade since Governor Lex Luthor saved his people from devastation and turned Gotham City into the modern utopia known as The Garden. 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.
“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,” adds Lanzing.
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE debuts August 16, with a new chapter released biweekly through October 2017 and weekly thereafter, with print issues available in October. The series will have rotating artists, beginning with Brian Ching (SUPERGIRL) and followed by Lynne Yoshii of the DC Talent Development Workshop.
The GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #1 cover by Rafael Albuquerque will debut at a later date; the variant cover by Dan Panosian is available to check out here. Chapters can be downloaded via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store.
Lanzing and Kelly took over the reins of Grayson from King and Seeley and steered it to its utterly bananas conclusion. Given how crazy their sensibilities can be, I’m curious to see where they go with this Mad Max-like concept. All I know is that of Harley doesn’t ride a Harley that’s a massive missed opportunity.
The first installment of the series will be released digital-first on August 16.