DC Bombshells

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Name: DC Comics Bombshells
Abbreviation(s): Bombshells
Creator: Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage
Date(s): July 2015 - present
Medium: comic book series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: DC Comics Bombshells at Wikipedia
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DC Bombshells is a comic series published by DC Comics. It takes place in a reality where female superheroes guard the homefront during World War II.

History

Bombshells was originally created as a series of statuettes inspired by 1940s pinup art and dieselpunk. It later sparked two runs of themed variant covers, with the second coinciding with the launch of their own series in 2015, written by Marguerite Bennett.

Fandom

Much of Bombshells' early fandom was centered around fanart and cosplay based on the pinup art first released. Once the comic began publication the fandom grew and various picspams and fan theories on who would next be shown within Bombshells were posted to Tumblr.

Shipping

The series' focus on a strong female cast and queer relationships within them has lead to Femslash dominating the fandom. Bombshells was the first official comic to show Ivy and Harley kiss,[1] which was celebrated among fans. The Supergirl TV series fandom were also quick to pick up on Lois and Kara's first kiss,[2][3] with some supercorp fans noting that the issue also debuted Lena Luthor[4] and drawing comparisons to their ship.[5]

Some popular pairings include:

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Art

Meta

Archives and Fannish Links

Tumblr

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Resources

References

  1. It’s official: Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are a couple
  2. SUPERGIRL KISSED A WOMAN
  3. MARGUERITE BENNETT JUST GAVE US A CANONICALLY GAY SUPERGIRL LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Lesbian History April 6th 2018: Kara (Supergirl) becomes canonically gay (kisses Lois Lane) in the Bombshells United #33 in which Lena Luthor makes her debut.
  5. supergirl (kara and lena) vs bombshells united #33 (kara and lois)