Spawned from the popular collector series, DC is launching a new title on August 16th for digital users ( and later in October for those fans who prefer printed copies) that will involve two things: Super-heroines and biker gangs. What’s not to love?
For those unfamiliar, Gotham City Garage was a collector statue series launched by DC Collectibles about two years ago with the character Harley Quinn, re-imagining her as a badass biker chick with all the glorious tattoos that come with such a title, clutching a bomb and riding on a huge bike. Since then, we’ve seen Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batgirl take their turns being transformed into gritty biker chick statues ready to kick injustice in the teeth.
This is being expanded into comics by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelley, which will take these transformed heroines and place them in a gritty, post-apocalyptic setting where Gotham has been elevated to Mega City One/Judge Dredd style status. All of the Earth outside of Gotham is a wasteland, run by the infamous female biker gang called Gotham City Garage. Gotham, in turn, is ran by Governor Lex Luthor and his team of LEXES technology-driven Batman forces. Kara Gordon, a newly imagined Kryptonian that is clearly inspired from Supergirl, comes under suspicion for not adhering to the popular status-quo, and rather than being targeted and potentially eliminated by the Bat squad, runs off into the wasteland outskirts where she meets the Gotham City Garage gang.
“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.”
This new series will start as a bi-weekly in August, then kick up to weekly in October. For impatient fans, get your kindle and comixolgy apps ready! All the rest of the fans will have to be patient until the October print release.
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