CW’s take on The Flash and Supergirl will transition from the small-screen to prose this Fall in the form of two new novels geared towards children.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the two novels — The Flash: Hocus Pocus, penned by Barry Lyga, and Supergirl: Age of Atlantis, written by Jo Whittemore — are aimed at middle-grade students.
Take a look at each novel’s cover art by César Moreno, in addition to synopses for the books, below.
The Flash: Hocus Pocus will be penned by Bang author Barry Lyga, and will be set in a timeline where Flashpoint never happened. The book will follow Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) as he goes up against Hocus Pocus, a mysterious villain who can control the minds of Central City’s citizens — and soon, the Scarlet Speedster himself. Lucky for Barry, Team Flash is on hand to stop him before he does the unthinkable.
Supergirl: Age of Atlantis will be written by Jo Whittemore (The Silverskin Legacy) and will see Kara Danvers deal with various weird goings-on all over National City. Not only have average citizens suddenly start performing feats, but the Department of Extranormal Operations (the DEO) has captured a humanoid sea creature, and Kara will have to figure out what drew him to National City, and what his connection to this surge of super-citizens may be.
Andrew Smith, senior vice president and publisher ABRAMS children’s books, wrote in a statement, “We’re big fans of The Flash and Supergirl TV shows at ABRAMS…We’re thrilled to be working with Warner Bros., the shows’ production teams, and super-fan authors Barry Lyga and Jo Whittemore to introduce two epic new series featuring original adventures not seen on TV for the DC Super Heroes… These new stories expand upon the hit television shows in exciting new ways, and we can’t wait for fans and new readers to experience them!”
The Flash: Hocus Pocus hits stores on October 3; Supergirl: Age of Atlantis follows with a November 7 release.