After turning their DC Bombshells collectibles line into a successful comic book series, with a new sequel series coming this summer, DC Comics is ready to try the move again with another set of collectibles.
The publisher announced the launching of an ongoing digital series called Gotham City Garage by writers Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly based upon the DC Collectibles line of the same name which launched in 2013 and reimagined DC Comics characters as bikers. The digital series will focus on “a diverse group of rebels with one cause: freedom for all” and will reimagine various DC Comics characters including Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor and others.
“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,” Kelly said. “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.”
The series will employ a stable of rotating artists starting with Brian Ching (Supergirl) who will be followed by Lynne Yoshii who came through the DC Talent Development Workshop.
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,” Lanzing said.
Gotham City Gargae launches on August 16 with a new chapter released bi-weekly through October 2017 when the issues will begin to arrive weekly. Print issues that collect various of the digital chapters together will also arrive starting in October.