DC To Launch "Japanese Manga-Style" Digital Comic - UPDATED

Plus a gallery of Ame-Comi Girls bishoujo figures that inspired comic

DC Comics has announced that it will be expanding its line of original digital comics from Smallville Season 11, Batman Beyond, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged to include a new Batman series with work from Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles, B. Clay Moore, Nicola Scott, and Joshua Hale Fialkov, with a special issue by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire, and a weekly series based on DC’s Ame-Comi Girls bishoujo product line “featuring Japanese manga-style versions of Wonder Woman and other superheroines” by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

 

All of the comics are available via DC’s app and ComiXology for 99 cents an issue.

 

Ame-Comi Girls figures have included:

 

Wonder Woman

Wonder Girl

Bat Girl

 

Robin

Catwoman

Black Canary

Steel

 

Black Flash

Super Girl

Hawk Girl

Huntress

Harley Quinn

Cheetah

Power Girl

Poison Ivy

 

Big Barda

Star Sapphire

 

Raven

Zatanna

 

via The Beat

 

News out of C2E2 is that the comic will feature the foillowing characters by the fiollowing artists

Wonder Woman: Amanda Conner, then Tony Aikens
Batgirl: Sanford Green
Duela Dent: Ted Naifeh
Power Girl: Mike Bowden
Supergirl: Santi Casas

 

AME-COMI GIRLS, launching in May, is based on the best-selling product line from DC Collectibles that brings the distinct Japanese influence of anime and manga to DC Comics’ female heroines and their foes. In the new series, the heroines must unite to stop an invasion by the female Braniac, who is aided by a group of “bad girl” super villains. Initially, there will be five individual character arcs with multiple chapters, leading up to united, Ame-Comi girl series. All stories are written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with Wonder Woman art by Amanda Conner and Tony Akins, Batgirl art by Sanford Greene, Duela Dent art by Ted Naifeh, Power Girl art by Mike Bowden and Supergirl art by Santi Casas.

The Beat says

In addition, I ran into Palmiotti here at C2E2 and asked him about the project, and did voice my concerns. I’m not sure how much he he being allowed to talk about these comics yet so I won’t give any details, but he did mention that how much the art resembled the statues depended on the artists, but storywise it would be much closer to their work on Power Girl. “We’re trying to keep it fun,” he emphasized, and the storylines he mentioned did sound very entertaining. He siad it was something that might be aimed more at the teenaged girl audience, which would be great.



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