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Time to cash in on another collectible line!

IGN has the story for us!

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.

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.”

“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.

Date: 2017-07-17 07:33 pm (UTC)
reveen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] reveen
Lol, did they go out of their way to design the premise so it would annoy Batman himself?

Date: 2017-07-17 07:40 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
Luthor has converted Gotham City into an idyllic paradise
Gotham City Garage is an anti-fascist anthem

I appreciate the concept of cool characters looking cool on cool motorbikes. And I appreciate the good intentions behind this work.

But I do so wish people remembered that the whole "fascist dictatorships are harsh on freedom and dissidents, but they do make trains run on time" thing is propaganda. Fascist dictatorships are absolutely terrible for infrastructures. If you live in a fascist dictatorship, even if you keep your head down, chances are you are starving.

Date: 2017-07-18 12:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Dystopia is contemporary propaganda. The subtext is that, if a society was fairer and more functional than present-day capitalism, it would surely be secretly some sort of dark fascism with repression etc. Therefore, don't even bother considering revolution or challenging the status quo; the current economic and social system, no matter how bad it seems, is the best possible one.

Date: 2017-07-18 01:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
some sort of dark fascism

There's... really no version of light fascism. And the whole 'Mussolini made the trains run on time' thing is (mostly) a myth.

Date: 2017-07-18 07:10 am (UTC)
leoboiko: manga-style picture of a female-identified person with long hair, face not drawn, putting on a Japanese fox-spirit max (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoboiko
That was badly phrased, but what I meant is: the seemingly improved imaginary society will always, upon closer inspection, turn out to be something as unethical and undesirable as fascism (because (so the propaganda goes) no other economic or social system could possibly be better than ours; all utopias must turn out to be dystopias, so that we stay resigned to our lot).

My comment above is really entirely unrelated to whether the fascist trains ran on time or not (which I agree they didn't, and even if they did the cost would be too high anyway).

Date: 2017-07-18 10:23 am (UTC)
mesmiranda: (walk on the far side)
From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
Ohhh--no, I get you. It's the whole thing behind The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.

Date: 2017-07-17 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] squarepole
Exposed torso and no gloves? There might be some serious road rash in her future. At least she's wearing a helmet!

Date: 2017-07-18 07:16 am (UTC)
leoboiko: manga-style picture of a female-identified person with long hair, face not drawn, putting on a Japanese fox-spirit max (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Well she's invulnerable, but… ye gods that exposed belly looks awful. I like the use of red and the Akira bike, but … how can anyone be given the task of drawing biker Wonder Woman—Wonder Woman, the reference for BDSM in comics—and not go all leather and chains?

At least Ghost Rider is apparently back in leather now; I hope the new series is good. (Ghost Rider is an example of a character where I love the concept, I love the visuals, but never really got into the stories.)

Date: 2017-07-18 04:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goattoucher
Alright. I read the synopsis and said (out loud, to no one) "Wow. That sounds stupid."

Then I saw this picture. The picture is pretty rad.

That said, here's hoping they don't go the "ironic" Femmesploitation route.

"You can tell that we're empowered women: we -choose- to dress in accordance with mainstream male sexual ideals!"

Date: 2017-07-18 06:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
There better not be any objectification or scropofillia

Date: 2017-07-18 05:47 pm (UTC)
thenicochan: (Fiona don't look back)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan
I really like her costume.

I'd also really like it a lot more if her stomach was covered up. A bare midriff isn't even a staple for any of Diana's usual outfits. :/

Date: 2017-07-18 07:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
I like what I've read of Lanzing and Kelly's work, so I'm on board for this.

Date: 2017-07-18 05:48 pm (UTC)
thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Default)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan
I'm getting a weird Mad Max vibe from this summary.


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