Bat-Missiles and More in ‘DC Comics Bombshells’ Chapter 50 [Preview]
The 50th chapter of DC Comics Bombshells is out tomorrow, and it's an exciting one. If you haven't been reading Bombshells --- which is a shame ---you need to know that it's about an alternate version of the DC Universe in which superhero women are the biggest heroes of World War II. It's by writer Marguerite Bennett and a number of great artists, with Chapter 50 drawn by Mirka Andolfo.
In this chapter, the rebels led by Batwoman and Renee Montoya are on their way to the coast, when they're surrounded and trapped by enemy forces. But as you can see in the preview, these women are not without resources. In fact, Batwoman keeps a missile launcher in her baseball bat, which is a pretty amazing bit of technology that's simultaneously totally badass and little bit Looney Tunes.
But my favorite part of the preview is Poison Ivy. Not only is she wearing an amazing dress (which you can totally buy at Hot Topic), but she gives a great little speech that gets to the heart of what Bombshells is about. "You thought we could be controlled," she says to the villain, "Like pretty flowers in a hothouse garden. You thought we were roses and daisies and shrinking violets --- but we are wild things!" That's the kind of rhetoric I want from my feminist plant monster anti-heroes, no matter what decade they're in.
DC Comics Bombshells Chapter 50 will be available for download on Friday via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.