(March 15, 2019 – Burbank, CA) – DC announced today new details surrounding its young reader imprints—DC Zoom and DC Ink—and revealed first looks at titles scheduled for release in fall 2019.
The cornerstone of today’s span announcement are two new graphic novels from DC’s middle grade imprint—DC Zoom—that will debut in October 2019:
- “The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid” by acclaimed writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs tells a lighthearted coming-of-age tale about a half-human/half-plant boy named Russell Weinwright. The book is completely written and drawn in first-person journal entries and features a fun, innovative lined notebook-style format.
- “DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High” marks the first DC Super Hero Girls (DCSHG) graphic novel by new series writer Amy Wolfram. Wolfram is joined by DCSHG veteran artist Yancey Labat for this original story set in the same universe as the new “DC Super Hero Girls” animated series created by Lauren Faust that will air Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network beginning March 17, 2019.
“The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid” and “DCSHG: At Metropolis High” will be joined this fall by previously announced DC Zoom titles by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee, Shannon and Dean Hale with Victoria Ying, and Minh Lê and Andie Tong, among others. Books published under the DC Zoom banner target middle grade readers ages 8-12 and tell stories focused on friends, family and growing up.
DC has also confirmed on-sale dates and shared early looks at forthcoming titles from DC Ink—the publisher’s new young adult graphic novel line. DC Ink books feature thought-provoking stories for readers ages 13+ that focus on everyday aspirations, struggles and triumphs. The current DC Ink slate for fall 2019 includes “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass” from Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh, and Marie Lu’s “Batman: Nightwalker” prose novel adapted in graphic form by Stuart Moore with art by Chris Wildgoose.
See below for complete creative teams and on-sale dates for all DC Zoom and DC Ink titles debuting in 2019 and January 2020. All 2019 titles are available to preorder now.
- DC Zoom (ages 8-12):
- “Super Sons: The Polarshield Project” (April 2, 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
- “DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out” (June 4, 2019)—written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska
- “Dear Justice League” (August 6, 2019)—written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
- “Superman of Smallville” (September 3, 2019)—written by Art Baltazar and Franco and Illustrated by Art Baltazar
- “The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid” (October 1, 2019)—written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs
- “DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High” (October 15, 2019)—written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Yancey Labat
- “Black Canary: Ignite” (November 5, 2019)—written by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Cara McGee
- “Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission” (November 5, 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
- “Diana, Princess of the Amazons” (January 7, 2020)—written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying
- “Green Lantern: Legacy” (January 21, 2020)—written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Andie Tong
- DC Ink (ages 13+):
- “Mera: Tidebreaker” (April 2, 2019)—written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne
- “Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale” (May 7, 2019)—written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
- “Teen Titans: Raven” (July 2019)—written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
- “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass” (September 3, 2019)—written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh
- “Batman: Nightwalker” (October 1, 2019)—adapted by Stuart Moore from Marie Lu’s prose novel for the DC Icon series and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose
About DC Zoom
DC Zoom is a new middle grade graphic novel line from DC. The line will introduce DC’s most iconic Super Heroes to a new generation of fans with stories told by some of the most successful authors from the middle grade publishing space. DC Zoom titles will be standalone stories, not part of DC’s ongoing continuity, and completely accessible to new readers who have no previous knowledge of DC characters. The line will launch in April 2019 with the release of “Super Sons: The Polarshield Project” by Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez.
About DC Ink
DC Ink is a new young adult graphic novel line from DC. The line will introduce DC’s most iconic Super Heroes to a new generation of fans with stories told by some of the most successful authors from the young adult publishing space. DC Ink titles will be standalone stories, not part of DC’s ongoing continuity, and completely accessible to new readers who have no previous knowledge of DC characters. The line will launch in April 2019 with the release of “Mera:Tidebreaker” by Danielle Paige and Stephen Byrne.
Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
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