DC has announced a massive wave of 25 original graphic novels for young adult and middle grade readers.
Just a day after DC announced that it would be consolidating its imprints, including the kid-friendly DC Ink and DC Zoom lines, under age-specific labels like DC Kids, DC revealed several new titles and offered more information about its existing slate and at the American Library Association's annual convention.
Set to be released in 2020 and 2021, these titles will feature a mix of major DC characters and less well-known heroes. The titles and creative teams are listed below:
Catwoman: Soulstealer – Adapted by Louise Simonson from Sarah J. Maas’ DC Icon prose novel and illustrated by Samantha Dodge
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star – Written by Jadzia Axelrod and illustrated by Cait Zellers
House of El Book 1 – Written by Claudia Gray and illustrated by Eric Zawadzki
I Am Not Starfire —Written by Mariko Tamaki
Mister Miracle – Written by Varian Johnson
Nubia – Written by L.L. McKinney and illustrated by Robyn Smith
Swamp Thing – Written by Maggie Stiefvater and illustrated by Morgan Beem
Teen Titans: Beast Boy – Written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
Victor & Nora: A Mr. Freeze Story – Written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
Whistle – Written by E. Lockhart and illustrated by Manuel Preitano
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Leila del Duca
You Brought Me the Ocean – Written by Alex Sanchez and illustrated by Julie Maroh
Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend – Written by Alys Arden and illustrated by Jacquelin De Leon
DC also revealed its upcoming middle-grade titles, which are geared for ages 8-12 and feature stories that focus on "friends, family and growing up," according to a statement from the publisher.
That line-up, which features the previously-announced Superman Smashes the Klan, includes:
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld – Written by Shannon and Dean Hale
Batman and Robin…and Howard – Written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown
DC Super Hero Girls – Written by Amy Wolfram
Dear Super-Villains – Written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
Green Arrow: Stranded – Written by Brendan Deneen and illustrated by Caleb Hosalla
Indestructibles Book 1—Written by Ridley Pearson
Lois Lane – Written by Grace Ellis and illustrated by Brittney Williams
Metropolis Grove – Written and illustrated by Drew Brockington
Primer – Written by Thomas Krajewski and Jennifer Muro and illustrated by Gretel Lusky
Superman Smashes the Klan – Written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Gurihiru
Super Sons Book 3: Escape to Landis – Written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
Teen Titans Go! to Camp – Written by Sholly Fisch
Teen Titans Go! Roll with It – Written by Heather Nuhfer and P.C. Morrissey
The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel – Written by Ryan North and illustrated by Derek Charm
Those titles join an existing young adult slate for 2020 that includes Louise Simonson and Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli Gotham High, Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano's The Oracle Code, Sarah Kuhn and illustrated by Nicole Goux's Shadow of the Batgirl, and Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel by Michael Moreci and illustrated by Sas Milledge. These titles were previously announced as DC Ink releases.
DC's middle grade titles join a 2020 release slate that also includes Shannon and Dean Hale and Victoria Ying's Diana: Princess of the Amazons, Minh Lê and illustrated by Andie Tong's Green Lantern: Legacy, Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen's Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime, Matthew Cody and Yoshi Yoshitani's Zatanna & the House of Secrets, Shea Fontana and Marcelo DiChiara's Batman: Overdrive, Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska's DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless, Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitria Lunetta and Maca Gil's Anti/Hero, Art Baltazar and Franco's Arkamaniacs and Dustin Hansen's My Video Game Ate My Homework. These titles were originally announced as DC Zoom releases.