A few weeks ago Marguerite Bennett announced that the long-running digital first DC Comics Bombshells series that she had been writing since 2015 would be ending & relaunching this summer. Now it’s replacement series has been announced.
As reported by ComicsBeat, DC Comics Bombshells will end with it’s 100th issue later this month and will then be replaced by the weekly digital-first Bombshells United series starting in August. Bennett will remain as the writer and will be joined by a rotating stable of artists, including many who worked on DC Comics Bombshells previously, with Marguerite Sauvage tackling the first arc.
This new series will continue it’s focus on DC’s heroines in the setting of World War II, but will take a closer look at many of the historical failures that occurred during this period. After noticing a lack of mentions of the United States’ Japanese-American internment camps in family school textbooks, Bennet decided to make that dark moment in U.S. history the focus of the first arc.
Wonder Woman will star in the first arc, which will introduce second generation Japanese-American versions of Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy who in the comics have carried the Wonder Girl moniker as friends & allies to Wonder Woman over the years. While Wonder Woman is in the story, she will be an ally to Cassie & Donna and their friends & families in the camp rather than a savior.
but will be an ally to the Japanese-American characters instead of a savior.
“I wanted to avoid a white savior thing at all costs,” Bennet said. “So I hope the power dynamics are very clear about who’s calling the shots in this story.”
Following the first arc, the series will focus on one heroine or team of heroines in each of the subsequent arcs to make sure everyone gets time for character development & spotlight.
Previous heroines from the series will return & be joined by new characters including Black Canary, Katana, and Bumblebee among others and they will face returning villains like Edward Nygma, Rhakontys the Bringer, and the Tenebrae as well as new villains such as Black Adam, Clayface and the not fully a villain Talia al Ghul.
Bombshells United begins it’s weekly digital first, collected in printed form later, run on August 25.