‘She can do it!’ – DC Bombshells for International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s day was the 8th of March this year, and I thought it would be a great time to review one of my favourite DC series – DC Bombshells. These sassy queens have been around for a very long time now, so there’s a lot of them on our shelves; not just in Bombshell form, might I add.

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DC’s Bombshells statues – From Top Left to Bottom Right;  Black Canary, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn (elf attire). Sculpted by Tim Miller

For anyone that doesn’t know – DC Bombshells is set in an alternative past, during WWII. It started as a series of statuettes (pictured left). These went down so well with the DC collectors and fans alike, that they decided to give these vixen’s their own stories.

Without further ado, I bring you DC Bombshells Issue 1 (there’s so much to grasp at from just one issue).  Bare in mind that I am completely up to date (bar a few issues) with the Bombshells franchise, so I will attempt to make this as spoiler free as possible.

Issue 1, titled Enlisted, introduces us to the Batwoman (Kate Kane), a baseball player who ‘shames her opponents on and off the diamond!’ She is a lesbian, living with Maggie Sawyer a local journalist, except this time her relationship is top secret (because it’s the 1940’s).
We are also introduced to Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. And this does have me wondering – will the new Wonder Woman movie draw any references from the Bombshells universe? It is in the same time period, for them, at least.

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The Front Cover Girls. Top left to bottom right; Black Canary, Catwoman, Mera, Star Girl, Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Hawk Girl, Super Girl, Katana, Zantana, Bat Girl. – DC Bombshells, DC, 2015

We are also introduced to Kortni Duginovna and Kara Starikov, better known to you and me as Star Girl and Supergirl. Whereas Batwoman and Wonder Woman are Americans, Star Girl and Supergirl are the opposition – they are Russians. Their story is rather sweet, Kortni’s mother had an affair with an Englishman (very frowned upon) and found herself a lovely Russian man who adopted the baby as his own. One night, a  meteor hit the earth, and they found Kara in it. The couple raised the girls as twins, and they became best friends. Everybody say ‘awwww…’
There’s also Germans in the form of the Joker’s daughter and Zantana; and even Brits in the form of Mera/Aquawoman, who works for the Navy.

Without some solid basis in WWII history, reading these comics might be an impossible read. Though they do look very pretty, so perhaps buy them for the gorgeous artwork?

Have you read Bombshells? Do you like it? What about other iterations of the DC universe? Which is your fave?

(Header image: DC Bombshells, DC, 2015-Present)

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