The Justice League answer your questions in DC Zoom’s “Dear Justice League”
DC’s Zoom and Ink imprints are a brilliant idea: lines packed with great talent telling stories that are aimed at younger readers. “Aimed at younger readers” doesn’t mean “just for younger readers,” though, as I’m sure we all appreciate great comics no matter what. And with concepts like the one for Dear Justice League here, this is looking to be good comics.
The idea: the Justice League spend their downtime answering questions from children. It’s simple and brilliant, and in the hands of Michael Northrop and Gustavo Duarte this could become a staple for new readers. Check out the details below, including some great words from Northrop and Duarte about their goals with the book.
Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop, illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
How do you get kids to read? Give them something they want to read about, like superheroes.
This spring, DC is launching an all-new middle grade graphic novel line, DC Zoom, that will star Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more of young fans’ favorite DC Super Heroes.
One of the first titles to debut under DC Zoom is Dear Justice League by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop (TombQuest) with art by Gustavo Duarte. This is Northrop’s first graphic novel and today, he and Duarte shared a first-look at the cover.
“In Dear Justice League, I wanted to explore who these DC Super Heroes are behind the masks and answer the kinds of questions kids would have for these larger than life figures,” explained Northrop. “On a personal note, comics helped me become a better reader, a better storyteller and helped me fit in as a kid. Writing about these same characters is a dream come true and feels like coming full circle to where things began for me as a reader. I hope kids enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it and I hope it helps young fans see that everyone is going through something. Even when it seems like someone is perfect or has it made, they’re probably trying to figure it out just like the rest of us.”
“I remember discovering DC characters when I was a kid, watching the Super Friends TV show and reading the comics that my dad used to buy me on Sundays,” recalled Duarte. “To know that a new generation will discover these Super Heroes and Super-Villains with our book, makes me really happy and proud.”
In Dear Justice League, the greatest heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, find time in between saving the world to answer mail from their biggest fans—kids! Hot button questions like, “Does Superman ever make mistakes?” “What was Wonder Woman’s eleventh birthday like?” “Does Aquaman smell like fish?” will be answered, giving readers the inside scoop into everyday heroics. The Justice League’s honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight fans of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid.
Dear Justice League will be available August 6, 2019.