Artist Ant Lucia’s stunning cover work for DC Comics featuring his DC Comics 1940s era Bombshells was selected as the borg.com comic book event of 2014 here. If you missed the gallery of art for that cover run check out a few of them here. Now DC Comics is going to do it again, but even better, the publisher has announced it is launching a new series featuring Lucia’s characters. Like Superman and Captain America conquered Hitler in the comic books pages in the real 1940s, this new series has alternate world versions of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl, plus many other DC characters, in a World War II-era story.
A new month of variant covers will also take over this August, including at least 21 new covers, many by Ant Lucia, the creator of the DC Comics Bombshells. New statues are on their way, too, plus some other tie-in products.
Digital chapters of the DC Comics Bombshells Issue #1 will be available starting in July with the first print collection available August 12, 2015. Written by Marguerite Bennett and art by Marguerite Sauvage, the full line of Bombshells characters will be introduced as the story unfolds in the months ahead.
“DC Comics Bombshells is one of the wildest things I’ve ever had the pleasure to create–a story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines, in a crisis that defines themselves as well as their generation,” said series writer Marguerite Bennett. “The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure, and horror in a way that only these characters could do.”
Artist Marguerite Sauvage will provide interior artwork for the monthly. “I spent a lot of time searching for references to be as accurate as possible to the story and habits of this time period, but keeping in mind it’s a parallel universe, so I can take some freedom on details,” she said in the press release announcing the series yesterday.
DC Collectibles is adding DC Comics’ Cheetah and Killer Frost characters to the Bombshells line. Designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Sam Greenwell and Tim Miller respectively, these new statues will hit stores in Spring 2016. Also look for apparel and accessories from Bioworld, collectible buttons from Diamond Comics, stylized posters from Quantum Mechanix, stickers from At-a-Boy, and PVC figures from Cryptozoic. DC Universe Online can also expect to see playable Bombshells Legends characters, in addition to a unique new Episode.
We’ve collected a sneak peek at all 21 cover variants coming in August, shown above and below. Look for them in Aquaman #43, Flash #43, Justice League of America #3, New Suicide Squad #11, Batman/Superman #23, Grayson #11, Secret Six #5, Superman #43, Green Lantern #43, and Harley Quinn #19.