There's a new comic book in town and it is exciting. We're going back in time, all the way back to the Second World War. However, instead of supermen running the show, the superheroes getting all the glory are the ladies.
Based on statues of the same name, DC Bombshells is a new effort by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage. The first issue is all about Batwoman (who is actually a literal bat woman: she's a baseball player).
Not only is this comic book absolutely gorgeous (the superheroes are based on stunning pin-ups, after all), but it is so amazing to see women in the spotlight, and NO ONE IS SURPRISED BY IT! Women are large and in charge in this issue (and I assume will continue to be during the series run) and it is fantastic to see.
Batwoman is quick with her quips as she takes care of her city, Gotham, and the head of the GCPD (that's Gotham City Police Department for the uninitiated) appreciates that she's helping them out. The head of the GCPD also happens to be Batwoman's girlfriend which makes things extra awesome.
We get a little taste of a potential Flamebird appearance as Kate Kane (Batwoman's alter ego) is good friends with Bette (Flamebird's alter ego). I'm excited to see how things develop down that road.
The issue ends with a surprise visit from an ally, but you'll have to read it to find out exactly what she wants.
The issue drops you right into the action and you have to hit the ground running and I can't wait to see where the story goes.