Prepare to head back to middle school with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, who star in a new series illustrated novels written and illustrated by Eisner nominees Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs: "DC Comics: Secret Hero Society."
Reported on previously, news of the series became official today, courtesy of a press release from publisher Scholastic.
"Scholastic has been a long-standing partner and we're excited to expand our collaboration to bring the DC Comics Super Heroes to young fans in this new book series set in middle school," Karen McTier, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, said in a statement. "This charming, visually driven, comedic series will allow the readers to explore and experience the mysteries, adventures and mishaps of middle school alongside their favorite DC Comics characters."
The first book in the series -- the brilliantly titled "Study Hall of Justice" -- arrives in stores in February, and introduces readers to the newest arrivals to the prestigious prep school Ducard Academy: outcast Bruce Wayne, farm boy Clark Kent and the regal Diana Prince. The trio quickly bands together as a junior detective squad after discovering strange behavior from the faculty and the super-powered secrets of their fellow classmates.
"Creating stories for children has always been what I love to do," said Nguyen, creator of the acclaimed all-ages title "Lil' Gotham." "And to be able to do so with iconic characters I myself grew up with, it's as exciting as being in the books myself!"
The second volume in the series arrives in 2017, and sees the addition of more younger versions of DCU staples, including Aquaman and Cyborg. The third volume will be published in 2018.