Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 (SDCC) is finally here! And off the top, DC ENTERTAINMENT comes out swinging with a barrage of new titles, authors, and artists for the next wave of YA & Middle-Grade graphic novels in an early morning press release.

DC Ink

DC Ink—DC’s young adult line of graphic novels—will bring along,Marieke Nijkamp, the #1 New York Times best-selling YA author of This Is Where It Ends. Nijkamp will pen an original tale about fan-favorite Oracle, the superhero alter ego of Pre-New 52 Barbara Gordon. Keeping it all in the family, Barbara will be joined by Cassandra Cain, in Shadow of The Batgirl, written by acclaimed author Sarah Kuhn, known for her popular Heroine Complex novels.”

Other titles announced include, “TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: A JACK HYDE STORY, the working title of an Aqualad story written by award-winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys); DICK GRAYSON: LOST CARNIVAL, written by critically acclaimed comics writer Michael Moreci (Roche Limit); and Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER, which will be adapted from its prose form into a graphic novel by writer Louise Simonson.


DC Zoom

Shannon and Dean Hale’s middle-grade graphic novel, DIANA, PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS, will kick off the DC Zoom line. Chris Wildgoose was announced as the artist for Stuart Moore’s adaptation of Marie Lu’s BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER and revealed the graphic novel’s official cover (above). Both publishing lines will be released next Spring, April 2019


New Projects from Best-Selling Authors Include

  • ORACLE: RISING by Marieke Nijkamp
  • DIANA, PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER, Adapted by Louise Simonson

Fan-Favorite Artists Confirmed for Previously Announced Titles Include

  • Andie Tong  on GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY,
  • Chris Wildgoose on Marie Lu’s BATMAN: NIGHTWALKERAdapted by Stuart Moore,
  • Gurihiru Studios on SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN,
  • Gustavo Duarte on DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, and
  • Thomas Pitilli on GOTHAM HIGH

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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


DC Zoom and DC Ink talent Danielle Paige, Sarah Kuhn, Art Baltazar, Franco, Agnes Garbowska, Dustin Nguyen and Monica Kubina will share new details about their upcoming books on DC’s DC for Young Readers panel at SDCC on Friday, July 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 9 of the convention center.

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