The Art of DC Comics Bombshells hits bookstores on November 29. The hardcover is an over 200 page look at not only the amazing statues, but at the covers and the comic book series as well. If you’re not familiar with the Bombshells, it’s your favorite superheroes like Wonder Woman, Vixen, Harley Quinn, Mera and even Aquaman, reimagined as WWII pinups. The series takes those stunning ladies (and gentlemen) and shows us their WWII adventures. Here’s the official info on the book from Amazon.
The timeless beauty of the DC Universe’s greatest heroines is on full display in THE ART OF DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS! Reimagined in the incredibly popular collectibles line as World War II-era pinups, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Poison Ivy and so many more of the most extraordinary characters in comics are showcased as never before. These gorgeous statues have become modern-day classics, capturing imaginations and inspiring covers in their honor, a monthly comic book series and more.
The retro reinventions of these iconic heroes and villains are presented here along with never-before-seen artwork, preliminary designs and commentary from the creative forces behind the ever-expanding world of the Bombshells!
The book gives us a look at how the idea for the Bombshells like was started and a ton of process shots, from initial sketches to facial studies. There are shots of the initial sculpts and a discussion of how to best create these characters and bring them into the third dimension. Speaking as someone who has a number of them on my desk right now, I can tell you how lovely they are.
One of my favorite things in the book are the covers, including The Flash as a WWII flying ace, Huntress as the guitar player in a ban called “The Birds of Prey and Batman as a film noir detective in a fedora. Oh, and Sinestro as dancer with a rose in his mouth is kind of brilliant. If you’re a fan of process work, pinups in general and, of course, DC, you’re going to want to pick this up. The Art of DC Comics Bombshells is absolutely gorgeous and I guarantee you, if you leave it on your coffee table, no one is going to be able to resist picking it up. (It’s been on mine for a week, so I know all about it.)
FYI, if you want to dress like the Bombshells, Hot Topic has a line of clothing that will suit you just fine. Check out a bunch of shots from the book below. Let us know which Bombshell is your favorite by tweeting us @LegionofLeia.