BookCon 2019: DC release trailer for “Teen Titans: Raven” and announce new YA graphic novels for 2020
DC’s line of young adult graphic novels published through their DC Ink line has been a great idea from day one, and as evidenced by their announcement of a new slate of books, they seem to be doing really well too. We were fans of Mera: Tidebreaker in particular, and are excited to see what the line has in store in the future.
Next up is Teen Titans: Raven, which hits stores next month. A preview is available in copies of Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, and DC have released a trailer to build even more anticipation.
But that’s not all. DC are at BookCon 2019 this weekend and have revealed several new titles for the Ink line. Teen Titans: Beast Boy will join Raven as part of the Teen Titans series, and unsurprisingly, there are quite a few Batfamily titles in the works. Personally, Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano’s The Oracle Code is pretty exciting (for obvious reasons), along with the Dick Grayson-focused The Lost Carnival. It’s a good lineup through and through, though, so check out the trailer, details, and gallery below.
BOOKCON 2019: DC REVEALS NEW DETAILS, ARTISTS, COVERS AND MORE FOR UPCOMING YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS
New York Times Bestselling Author Kami Garcia and Fan-Favorite Artist Gabriel Picolo
Expand Their Teen Titans Graphic Novel Series With TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY
TEEN TITANS: RAVEN Trailer Revealed Ahead of Its July 2, 2019, Release
Artists for Spring 2020 YA Titles include Manuel Preitano (THE ORACLE CODE), Thomas Pitilli (GOTHAM HIGH), Nicole Goux (SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL) and Sas Milledge (THE LOST CARNIVAL: A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL)
NEW YORK - June 1, 2019 - During the DC Ink panel at BookCon 2019 with authors Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS: RAVEN), Danielle Paige (MERA: TIDEBREAKER), Lauren Myracle (UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE) and Mariko Tamaki (HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS), DC made several exciting announcements for the publisher’s upcoming YA graphic novels, revealing a new trailer and title for the highly anticipated Teen Titans series, and the artists and covers for the Spring 2020 slate.
In anticipation of its July 2, 2019, release DC debuted an official trailer for TEEN TITANS: RAVEN during the panel. Written by New York Timesbestselling author Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures) and illustrated by fan-favorite artist Gabriel Picolo, TEEN TITANS: RAVEN follows 17-year-old Rachel Roth as she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family after a tragic accident. Raven’s past and present collide when strange things happen during her final year of high school. Garcia’s debut graphic novel is the first book in her multi-part Teen Titans series with popular artist Gabriel Picolo.
Panel attendees were also treated to the first look at Garcia and Picolo’s next Teen Titans installment, TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY. Ahead of its 2020 release, a sneak preview of the book will be available in TEEN TITANS: RAVEN when the book goes on sale.
To cap off an already exciting panel, DC ended the discussion announcing the artists for previously announced YA graphic novels debuting in Spring 2020 and gave fans a first look at the covers. Full creative teams for the Spring 2020 YA graphic novel lineup are below.
● THE ORACLE CODE
○ Writer: Marieke Nijkamp
○ Artist: Manuel Preitano
● GOTHAM HIGH
○ Writer: Melissa de la Cruz
○ Artist: Thomas Pitilli
● SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL
○ Writer: Sarah Kuhn
○ Artist: Nicole Goux
● THE LOST CARNIVAL: A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL
○ Writer: Michael Moreci
○ Artist: Sas Milledge
Teen Titans: Raven will be available July 2, with more titles released in the coming months.