If you love the DC Bombshells as much as we do, then 2015 is going to be a great year for you.
Paying tribute to World War II and giving classic characters vintage makeovers, the Bombshells have become a sensation.
As part of their most recent solicitations, DC Comics and Collectibles revealed the two latest Bombshell statues, but that’s just scratching the surface.
In August, the Bombshells are going to take center stage in a big way.
A new wave of Bombshells are going to be celebrated as variant covers, including Sinestro, Dick Grayson, Raven, Cheetah, Aquaman, and more! Several covers have been released so far and you can check them out below.
The Bombshells first received variant covers in June 2014 and were a massive success.
If looking at the Bombshells isn’t enough for you, DC Comics has you covered. On August 12th, you’ll be able to learn more about them in a new ongoing comic series. It will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage.
The series will follow Wonder Woman, Batwoman, and Supergirl in an alternate reality where female superheroes are the front lines of WWII.
Both writer and artist gave comments, with Bennett saying:
“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. I cannot possibly tell you how excited and grateful I am to be involved in a story this massive and inventive. The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure, and horror in a way that only these characters could do–I cannot wait for this book to drop. Pun very much intended.”
Sauvage was equally excited:
“When I was contacted to work on this book, I was attracted by the retro style of the statues, not to mention the most iconic female characters of DC are represented. And then when I read Marguerite’s script, I was really excited and totally convinced by the story, the tone and the universe and time it will take place. In terms of artistic approach, I focused on page layouts and more on graphics than on a realistic approach. 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.”
Are you excited for a Bombshells comic and variant covers? What’s been your favorite part of the Bombshells series? Sound off in the comments!