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Lion Forge Has Launched a Middle-Grade Imprint Caracal

Lion Forge has been making lots of changes in recent years recognizing new trends in the comic market and adjusting properly with such launches as their CubHouse imprint and Catalyst Prime superhero line of comics. The publisher will now provide a reading road map for parents and educators with a new imprint focused on middle-grade aged children. Caracal is a new imprint announced today under the Lion Forge umbrella, alongside CubHouse (early readers) and Roar (young adult).

Just like its namesake inspiration, the Caracal imprint for middle-grade readers is fast-paced, agile, leaps high to catch fresh concepts and ideas, and hunts down the best stories! Caracal will offer books for readers ages 8–12 focused on preteen characters in relatable situations across genres, including age-appropriate superheroes, science fiction, and fantasy. Select existing titles under the CubHouse banner will see a revised trade dress in second printings, and initial offerings through Caracal will begin publishing later in the year. Previously announced titles and series include:

  • Encounter by Chris Giarrusso, Art Baltazar, and Franco
  • The Wormworld Saga by Daniel Lieske
  • Sheets by Brenna Thummler
  • Glint by Sam Sattin and Ian McGinty

The focus of CubHouse will remain to publish graphic literature with the unique visual literacy development of young children in mind. Initial offerings include: picture books, hybrid or transitional graphic books, and early comic books, which have a limited number of panels on each page in a predictable sequence with corresponding word balloons.

Additional upcoming titles under the Caracal banner will be announced later this week, in correspondence with the publisher’s appearance at BookExpo America in New York City.

Preview: The Ghost, The Owl HC

THE GHOST, THE OWL HC

Writer(s): Franco
Artist Name(s): Sara Richard
Cover Artist(s): Sara Richard
48 pgs./ A / FC
$9.99

On a cool evening on the swamp, a figure appears dancing across the water. A human figure, but far from a human form. A Ghost, a young girl spirit that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren. What mysteries does the ghost girl hold the secrets to and what will happen when she and the owl unlock them together? Will they find out what happened to her? Will she find her way to where she needs to be? What will happen to the animals in the swamp and surrounding forest? An adventure with the most unlikely of pairs, the Ghost, the Owl.

Preview: Sami The Samurai Squirrel: Welcome to Woodbriar

SAMI THE SAMURAI SQUIRREL: WELCOME TO WOODBRIAR

Writer(s): Scoot McMahon
Artist Name(s): Scoot McMahon, Art Baltazar, Franco
Cover Artist(s): Scoot McMahon
128 pgs./ A / FC
$9.99

Action, Adventure and comedy await, as Sami the samurai squirrel and friends embark on a quest to solve a mystery that’s been haunting the village of Woodbriar for years. A hooded ghost named Visper has been watching Sami from the shadows. Who is Visper? What does he want? Join the fun, as Sami encounters ninja monkeys, hungry pirates and a cranky Cyber-Yeti in this action-packed series from creator Scoot McMahon.

Also featuring an exclusive story co-written by famous cartoonists Art Baltazar and Franco! Aw Yeah!

More Details on DC Ink and DC Zoom, Two New Graphic Novel Lines from DC Entertainment

Last night we brought the news that DC Entertainment would be launching two new graphic novel imprints, DC Ink and DC Zoom.

The new graphic novels line will be focused on young adult readers, DC Ink, and middle grade readers, DC Zoom.

We’ll see the first titles released in Fall 2018 and now have an even fuller list of what we’ll be seeing.

  • Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh
  • Mera by Danielle Paige
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Search For Atlantis by Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat

Set to follow in 2019:

DC Ink

  • Batman: Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Batman: Nightwalker – The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu
  • Teen Titans by Kami Garcia
  • Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle
  • Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson

 

 

 

DC Zoom

  • Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen
  • Batman: Overdrive by Shea Fontana
  • Black Canary Ignite by Meg Cabot
  • Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop
  • Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Lê
  • Super Sons by Ridley Pearson
  • Superman of Smallville by Art Baltazar and Franco
  • Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang which will be released as periodicals first, then collected.

Sami the Samurai Squirrel: Welcome to Woodbriar this January

When the peaceful critters of Woodbriar are under attack by a mysterious ghost, Sami the Samurai Squirrel springs into action to protect her friends!

Written by Scoot McMahon with art by McMahon, Art Baltazar, and Franco, Sami the Samurai Squirrel: Welcome to Woodbriar is a fun, all-ages comedy adventure. Themes of friendship, loyalty and love are explored as Sami makes new friends, while fighting for what’s right. If you enjoy Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics, Ducktales and Adventure Time, Sami is the book for you!

The characters and style are relatable and friendly, while the story is fun and easy to follow, making it the perfect pick-up for kids of all-ages! Writer Scoot McMahon (Aw Yeah Comics, Spot on Adventure) says, “I want the reader to feel good about themselves and believe in themselves and each other.” He leaves us with the inspirational words: “Believe in yourself and your friends.”

Look for Sami the Samurai Squirrel: Welcome to Woodbriar in a comic book store near you on January 31, 2018. Preorder the trade paperback with the Diamond item code NOV171111.

Preview: Super Powers #6

Super Powers #6

(W) Art Baltazar, Franco (A/CA) Art Baltazar
RATED E
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
SRP: $2.99

An epic crisis has happened, and Superman needs the help of all of his friends to save his family! But even with their help, Darkseid and his parademons might be too much to overcome! Don’t miss the shocking conclusion!

Preview: Little Archie

LITTLE ARCHIE ONE-SHOT

Script: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art:  Art Baltazar
Cover: Art Baltazar
Variant Covers: Ryan Jampole, Asami Matsumura
On Sale Date: 3/29
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Archie’s wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework—and things just get crazier from there! But this isn’t just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won’t be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)!

Preview: Faith #9

FAITH #9

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by KATE NIEMCZYK and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (JAN172140)
Cover B by SANYA ANWAR (JAN172141)
Cover C by KYLE SMART (JAN172142)
Variant Cover by JENN ST-ONGE (JAN172143)
Variant Cover by FRANCO (JAN172144)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 1st (FOC – 2/6/17)

Friends in need!

Sometimes saving the world entails a little help from your friends. When a suspicious new intern comes to Zipline, asking questions about celeb columnist Faith Herbert, it’s up to her coworkers to help safeguard her secret identity as Summer Smith. Faith’s greatest power has always been inspiring others – see just how much she’s changed the lives of her new friends in this special one-shot story!

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Casper the Friendly Ghost and Friends Return in All-New Comic Series

ON YOUR MARK! . . . SET! . . . GO! with FUNTASTIC HARVEY HITS Comics! Joe Books and Universal Brand Development have announced that Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Baby Huey, and the rest of the Harvey gang are back in all-new adventures.

Why are kids inviting Casper to school every day? How can Richie Rich keep his piles of money safe from evil villains? How will Little Dot handle dog sitting a Dalmatian puppy? And what happens when Hot Stuff catches a cold . . . ?

This anthology-style comic features an all-star creative team that includes Cesare Asaro, Geoffrey Golden, Charlie La Greca, Eric Jones, Dan Parent, Kirstie Shepherd, Landry Walker, Franco Aureliani, and Art Baltazar.

Harvey Hits was a 122-issue comic series that originally ran from 1957–1967. A publication of legendary Harvey Comics Entertainment, the beloved characters from this series include Casper the Friendly Ghost, Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, the Ghostly Trio, Hot Stuff the Little Devil, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Richie Rich, the Poor Little Rich Boy, Freckles, Gloria Glad, Little Audrey, Little Dot, Little Lotta, Baby Huey, and more!

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Exclusive Preview: Super Powers #3

Super Powers #3

Written by: Franco, Art Baltazar
Art by: Art Baltazar
Cover by: Art Baltazar

A peaceful day in Metropolis is interrupted when Brimstone comes to clear a path for Darkseid. This looks like a job for…Supergirl!? Yes, because Superman is out of town visiting his new baby brother! But villainous plots are afoot on New Krypton, too. Is anywhere safe for our superheroes?

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