Female-led Gotham City Garage goes from collectibles to comics at DC

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Lucas Siegel
Jul 17, 2017

The superheroines of DC Comics have no time for your fascist nonsense. While that's certainly already the case in the main DC Universe, a new alternate reality comic, Gotham City Garage, takes the show on the road with characters like Big Barda, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Supergirl re-imagined as an outlaw biker gang. Yes, that's an insanely good elevator pitch. Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing will write the digital-first series, illustrated by a rotating team that includes Brian Ching and Lynne Yoshii. The series is based on the existing statue line from DC Collectibles that launched in 2013.

In this alternate universe, Lex Luthor is the governor of ... whatever state Gotham City is in (reports vary) and has locked down its citizens into a hivemind called The Garden, a utopia where the entire population is networked under the LEXES technology. In this world, The Bat and "his minions" keep the citizens of Gotham in line for Lex. DC's heroines need to unite, and ride motorcycles, to take down Luthor.

"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," Collin Kelly said in a press release. "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."

That sounds like Supergirl and Batgirl will be hybridized a bit, and should throw a bit of a monkey wrench into the works. You can gear(head) up for the adventure August 16, as new chapters will release every two weeks, and go weekly in October.

"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," added Lanzing.

Gotham City Garage is the second DC Collectibles line to go to comics, after DC Bombshells, designed by Ant Lucia, made the jump in 2015.