DC Launching Female-Focused 'Gotham City Garage' Comic in August

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The new series is "an anti-fascist anthem for the open road," according to its writers.

DC Entertainment is taking the resistance on the road with new series Gotham City Garage, based on the popular line of statues from DC Collectibles.

Set in an alternate version of the DC Universe where Governor Lex Luthor has transformed the traditional dystopia of Gotham City into a contemporary paradise known as The Garden, Gotham City Garage centers on those who don't believe in his program of keeping all citizens locked in to one networked mindset that he controls. And these members of the resistance just happen to be versions of familiar DC heroines.

"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, who will co-write the series with Jackson Lanzing, said in a statement. "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."

Art for the series will come from a rotating team led by Supergirl's Brian Ching, with the second arc illustrated by Lynne Yoshii, a graduate of the DC Talent Development Workshop. The series will debut as a digital comic book Aug. 16, with new chapters released every two weeks through October, at which point it will be upped to a weekly frequency. Also in October, a print edition of the series will debut.

In the collectibles realm, Gotham City Garage is a property reimagining DC's female heroes as hardcore bikers. The DC Collectibles line launched in 2013, and to date has featured Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Harley Quinn. This isn't the first time DC has transformed a DC Collectibles line into a comic book property; DC Bombshells underwent a similar change in 2015, becoming a perennial best-seller for the publisher.