UPDATE: Covers and release dates revealed for DC Zoom and DC Ink books
I was positively giddy at the announcement that DC Comics was going to launch not just one but two young readers imprints. With new books featuring the Super Sons, Mera, a young Bruce Wayne, and others, the DC Zoom and DC Ink initiatives look to tell some great all-ages stories featuring no end of beloved characters. Today, several creators have revealed the cover art for their Zoom and Ink projects, seen in the gallery below. We've got Super Sons: The Polarshield Project from writer Ridley Pearson and artist Ile Gonzalez, Mera: Tidebreaker from writer Danielle Paige and artist Stephen Byrne, Teen Titans: Raven from writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and Batman: Overdrive from writer Shea Fontana and artist Marcelo Di Chiara.
More details and covers as we hear them here at Comics Now.
UPDATE: DC Comics have released more official images and a full press release regarding the slate of Zoom and Ink books. Check it out below.
DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS ARTISTS, ON SALE DATES, COVERS AND FIRST LOOKS
FOR UPCOMING DC ZOOM AND DC INK TITLES
First Wave of Middle Grade and Young Adult Graphic Novels to be illustrated by Acclaimed Artists
Ile Gonzalez, Cara McGee, Stephen Byrne, Gabriel Picolo, Isaac Goodhart, Marcelo Di Chiara and More!
All-Star Authors Ridley Pearson, Meg Cabot, Danielle Paige, Kami Garcia, Lauren Myracle, Mariko Tamaki and Shea Fontana to Share New Details About DC Zoom and DC Ink Titles at ALA Annual 2018
Burbank, Calif., June 11, 2018 –DC Entertainment announced today the inaugural artist lineup for the publisher’s upcoming young reader imprints, DC Zoom and DC Ink. The artists will join the previously announced roster of bestselling young adult and middle grade authors to create diverse, relatable stories starring DC’s most iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more. Both original graphic novel lines are set to launch in spring 2019.
DC Zoom targets middle grade readers ages 8-12 and will tell stories focused on friends, family and growing up. The line will debut in April 2019 with Super Sons: The Polarshield Project, written by award-winning middle grade author Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez. The complete list of creative teams for the first wave of DC Zoom titles include:
- 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
- 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
DC Ink will publish thought provoking stories for young adults, readers ages 13+, that focus on everyday aspirations, struggles and triumphs. The line will also launch in April 2019 with the highly anticipated Mera coming-of-age tale, Mera: Tidebreaker from New York Times bestselling YA author Danielle Paige and artist Stephen Byrne. Complete creative teams for the first round of DC Ink graphic novels include:
- 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
The covers and first looks for the first wave of DC Zoom and DC Ink titles are illustrated by each respective artist announced today and can be viewed in the image gallery above.
DC Zoom and DC Ink authors Kami Garcia, Ridley Pearson, Shea Fontana, Meg Cabot, Danielle Paige, Lauren Myracle and Mariko Tamaki will share more details about their upcoming books on various panels at this year’s American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans from June 21-26.