Exclusive: See DC Bombshells variant covers for ‘Batman,’ ‘Catwoman,’ more

May 15, 2015 | 9:00 a.m.
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The Bombshells variant cover for "Detective Comics" No. 43 featuring Huntress by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey. (DC Comics)

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The Bombshells variant cover for "Superman/Wonder Woman" No. 20 by Terry Dodson with Rachel Dodson. (DC Comics)

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The cover for "DC Comics Bombshells" No. 1. The series will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage.

DC Comics has announced that August will be DC Bombshells month, and Hero Complex readers get a first look at the variant covers for “Batman,” “Catwoman,” “Detective Comics” and “Superman/Wonder Woman.”

For the uninitiated, Bombshells is a line of collectible statues that reimagines classic DC characters in the vintage style of World War II-era art. The Bombshells line has expanded to other items such as posters, apparel and accessories, and DC made it the variant theme last June, with titles such as “Batgirl,” “Harley Quinn” and “Superman” receiving the Bombshells treatment.

DC Bombshells variants: ‘Batman’ No. 43 | ‘Catwoman’ No. 43 | ‘Detective Comics’ No. 43 | ‘Superman/Wonder Woman’ No. 20

The Bombshells variant cover for "Detective Comics" No. 43 featuring Huntress by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey. (DC Comics)

The Bombshells variant cover for “Detective Comics” No. 43 featuring Huntress by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey. (DC Comics)

DC has also announced a new Bombshells comic book series written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage.

DC Comics Bombshells,” which begins in July, will be an ongoing series in DC’s Digital First comic lineup. The series will introduce versions of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl in an alternate reality where these female superheroes are on the front lines in World War II. The full line of Bombshells characters will be introduced as the series progresses.

“‘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,” said Bennett in a press statement announcing the series. “I cannot possibly tell you how excited and grateful I am to be involved in a story this massive and inventive.”

In the same release, Sauvage said, “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. 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.”

The first “DC Comics Bombshells” print collection will be available Aug. 12.

See the full list of August titles with upcoming Bombshells variant covers below.

“Action Comics” No. 43 by Ant Lucia
“Aquaman” No. 43 by Ant Lucia
“Batman” No. 43 by Ant Lucia
“Batman/Superman” No. 23 by Des Taylor
“Catwoman” No. 43 by Des Taylor
“Deathstroke” No. 9 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Detective Comics” No. 43 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Flash” No. 43 by Ant Lucia
“Grayson” No. 11 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Green Arrow” No. 43 by Ant Lucia
“Green Lantern” No. 43 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Harley Quinn” No. 19 by Ant Lucia
“Justice League” No. 43 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Justice League Of America” No. 3 by Terry Dodson with Rachel Dodson
“New Suicide Squad” No. 11 by Des Taylor
“Secret Six” No. 5 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Sinestro” No. 14 by Emanuella Luppachino with Tomeu Morey
“Superman” No. 43 by Des Taylor
“Superman/Wonder Woman” No. 20 by Terry Dodson with Rachel Dodson
“Teen Titans” No. 11 by Ant Lucia
“Wonder Woman” No. 43 by Ant Lucia

– Tracy Brown | @tracycbrown |@LATHeroComplex

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