DC Bombshells Becomes Bombshells United, Explores Dark Chapter In American History (No, Not Trump) (Well, Kinda)
DC's Bombshells is getting a relaunch! Last month, we reported on a tease from writer Marguerite Bennett about a "whole new ongoing" series for Bombshells.
Today, in an interview with The Beat, Bennett filled in all the details on the book. After Bombshells ends with digital issue #100 this month (and print issue #33 in August), the digital first series will relaunch on August 25 as Bombshells United, with a rotating art team, featuring the same characters but with a slightly different structure: each arc will focus on a particular set of heroes, rather than each single ten page issue. Additionally, there will be some thematic changes:
In the first series, there was this sense of fun and excitement…with Bombshells United, we're refocusing the series around a different conceit: the historical failures of the war and the question of 'if you had had a second chance in life, what would you have done differently?' I want to draw attention to the actual historical events and encourage readers to go and discover what actually happened.
For the first arc, Marguerites Bennett and Sauvage will tackle Japanese Internment during World War 2, which Bennett says is especially relevant now, thanks to President Donald Trump:
Japanese Internment needed to be addressed and kept current, especially in discussions of immigration policy and…you know, just watching history repeat itself.
Read the full interview at The Beat and check out the solicit below:
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Marguerite Sauvage
Letters: Wes Abbott
Cover for #1: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Cover for #2: Stephanie Hans
Variant cover: Babs Tarr
Digital Launch Date: August 25
Print issues: collect 2 chapters and will double ship at $2.99
Print issue #1: September 6
Print issue #2: September 20
"The Bombshells are back in an all-new series! As our new tale begins, the year is 1943, and Wonder Woman is called to Arizona for help by two young girls named Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy! The girls' friends and families are being displaced from their homes and forced into internment camps! To save them, can Wonder Woman fight against the same people she once fought alongside?
And in issue #2, Wonder Woman has set up refuse for Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy's friends and families in the middle of the forest—but displacement is displacement, and they want to go home. Then, to make matters worse, a spy has infiltrated the camp! Has Wonder Woman put everyone in greater peril?"