DC Goes Mad Max in Gotham City Garage

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Time for DC’s heroines to hit the road.

DC Comics will be giving their iconic heroes and villains a biker-flavored makeover in their latest digital-first series, Gotham City Garage. Based on the popular collectibles line, Gotham City Garage will re-imagine the DCU as a Mad Max-style, post-apocalyptic wasteland where characters like Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Harley Quinn are now motorcycle-riding outlaws.

Gotham City Garage will be written by Jackson Lanzig and Collin Kelly (Grayson) and will feature a rotating team of artists that includes Brian Ching (Supergirl) and newcomer Lynne Yoshii.

Gotham City Garage #1 cover by Dan Panosian. (DC Comics)

Gotham City Garage #1 cover by Dan Panosian. (DC Comics)

The series will unfold in an alternate DC Universe where much of the world has fallen to chaos and Lex Luthor has converted Gotham City into an idyllic paradise called “The Garden.” The cost of that paradise is that Gotham’s citizens live under an oppressive totalitarian regime enforced by “The Bat” and his minions. The series will center around the story of Kara Gordon, the first Kryptonian to arrive on Earth and a newcomer to the harsh, brutal world outside Gotham’s walls.

“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,” said Kelly in DC’s 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.”

Gotham City Garage: Harley Quinn statue by DC Collectibles.

Gotham City Garage: Harley Quinn statue by DC Collectibles.

“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,” said Lanzing.

The first digital chapter of Gotham City Garage will debut on Wednesday, August 16 on the DC Comics app, Comixology and other digital platforms. New digital chapters will be published twice-monthly through October and then weekly after that. The series will also make its print debut in October.

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