DC reveals more titles from their younger readers lines

The publisher dropped a whole bunch of new titles coming to their DC Ink and DC Zoom lines, aimed at middle-grade and young adult readers.

After revealing the creative teams for several upcoming books in their new younger readers line in June, DC Comics announced the next wave of titles coming from their new DC Ink and DC Zoom imprints.

The lines were first announced back in February — DC Zoom, aimed at middle grade readers (8-12 years) and DC Ink, aimed at young adult readers (13 and older). Publisher Jim Lee spoke about the initiative during DC’s Meet the Publisher panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego today.

“There are a lot of people who are hungry for our material and our characters but we’re not necessarily producing the things they want,” Lee said. “So we’re trying to reach those new audiences with different sizes and formats.”

There are a lot of interesting names on the list of creators, including several that comics fans should recognize, like Louise Simonson, Gene Luen Yang, Stuart Moore, and the awesome duo of Art Baltazar & Franco.

Here’s look at all the titles that have been announced thus far, taken from the official press release:

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

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