Previously, DC Comics announced two new graphic novel imprints targeted at younger readers, the young adult imprint DC Ink and the middle grade imprint DC Zoom (not to be confused with villains Eobard Thawne or Hunter Zolomon).
Three graphic novels from these new labels (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, Mera and DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis) went on sale in late 2018. However, DC is planning to roll out many more this year. As such, the Burbank-based comics publisher will be releasing previews of upcoming titles from both imprints for Free Comic Book Day 2019 on Saturday, May 4.
Representing DC Ink will be Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale (FCBD Special Edition), which will feature a free chapter from the upcoming Catwoman-centric tale by author Lauren Myracle and artist Isaac Goodhart. The full graphic novel is currently slated to hit shelves on May 7.
Additionally, the FCBD edition of Under the Moon will feature a sneak preview of another upcoming DC Ink title, Teen Titans: Raven, which comes from author Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and is expected to be released in its entirety on July 2.
Meanwhile, representing DC Zoom will be Dear Justice League (FCBD Special Edition), which will feature not one, but two free chapters starring Superman and Hawkgirl from the upcoming original graphic novel by author Michael Northrop and artist Gustavo Duarte. The full graphic novel is set to be released on Aug. 6.
The official descriptions for both of DC's FCBD 2019 titles can be found below.
UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION (Gold Title)
When fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. From The New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle (ttfn, ttyl) and artist Isaac Goodhart, comes a story about a teenage Catwoman as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham City. This FCBD special edition features a chapter from DC Ink’s upcoming original graphic novel, UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE plus a sneak peek at TEEN TITANS: RAVEN, another DC Ink graphic novel by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo.
DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION (Silver Title)
The greatest Super Heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans--kids! Courtesy of Michael Northrop, The New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte, DC’s iconic Super Heroes find time to answer questions both big and small when they are not busy saving the world. Their honest and humorous responses will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid. This FCBD special edition features two chapters starring Superman and Hawkgirl from DC Zoom’s upcoming original graphic novel, DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE.