Today, DC Comics announced that they would be publishing a new Digital First comic series entitled Gotham City Garage. Much like the digital first comic, Bombshells, was based off a DC Collectibles line of figurines, Gotham City Garage is based on a line of 9” figures that reimagines DC’s heroes as “bold, fierce bikers.” The comic will feature characters including Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, and Big Barda traversing a post-apocalyptic world that pits humanity’s competing desire for security against its need for freedom.
The story summary reads as follows:
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.
The series, which debuts on August 16th, will be co-written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly. The pair have previously collaborated on Boom! Studio’s Joyride series, which coincidentally also sees its core cast leave a stifling space station for the freedom of the stars. A rotating team of artists will work on the book. This team includes Brian Ching, who has previously done work on Supergirl, and Lynne Yoshii, who used to be a Marvel Comics editor and has since gone on to have her art featured in a few anthologies and the creator-owned comic Last Survivor. She is a recent DC Comics Talent Workshop alum.
According to Kelly, Gotham City Garage “is an anti-fascist anthem for the open road.” There could be nothing more Mad Max: Fury Road, than that.
The first issue of the series will feature a cover by Rafael Albuquerque and a variant by Dan Panosian. The latter is pictured below.
Gotham City Garage will be available on a variety of digital platforms including the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store.
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