New Graphic Novels Coming from DC Young Reader Imprints

New young reader graphic novels are coming from DC. Check out the line-up!

DC announced a big wave of new young adult and middle-grade graphic novels from its new DC Ink and DC Zoom imprints. The books feature takes on the company’s most famous characters from some of the industry’s biggest writers and artists.

One of the big standouts is Superman Smashes the Klan, which is written by Gene Luen Yang, who’s been writing the New Super-Man book since the Rebirth relaunch in 2016, and illustrated by Gurihiru Studios. This book is a callback to the Man of Steel’s early radio adventures from the 1940s, an era during which he spent a lot of time punching white supremacists in the face. We sure miss these days:

Both publishing lines will launch in April 2019 with previously announced titles Mera: Tidebreaker (DC Ink), written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne; and Super Sons: The Polarshield Project (DC Zoom), written by Ridley Pearson with art by Ile Gonzalez.

The complete list of DC Ink and DC Zoom titles and creative teams announced to date include:

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DC Ink:

MERA: TIDEBREAKER (April 2019)—written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne

UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE (May 2019)—written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart

HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS (June 2019)—written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh

TEEN TITANS: RAVEN (July 2019)—written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo

BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (August 2019)—adapted by Stuart Moore from Marie Lu’s prose novel for the DC Icon series and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose

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DICK GRAYSON: LOST CARNIVAL—written by Michael Moreci

GOTHAM HIGH—written by Melissa de la Cruz and illustrated by Thomas Pitilli

ORACLE RISING—written by Marieke Nijkamp

SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL—written by Sarah Kuhn

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: A JACK HYDE STORY—written by Alex Sanchez (working title)

WONDER WOMAN: TEMPEST TOSSED—written by Laurie Halse Anderson

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WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER—adapted by Louise Simonson from Leigh Bardugo’s prose novel for the DC Icon series

DC Zoom:

SUPER SONS: THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT (April 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT (May 2019)—written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska

SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE (June 2019)—written and illustrated by Art Baltazar & Franco

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE (July 2019)—written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte

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BATMAN: OVERDRIVE (August 2019)—written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Marcelo Di Chiara

BLACK CANARY: IGNITE (October 2019)—written by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Cara McGee

BATMAN TALES: ONCE UPON A CRIME (November 2019)—written by Derek Fridolfs and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen

GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY (December 2019)—written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Andie Tong

DIANA, PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS—written by Shannon and Dean Hale

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN—written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Gurihiru Studios

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