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ALA 2019: DC Reveals a Massive Slate of Graphic Novels Geared Towards Young Adults and Middle Grade Readers Releasing Through 2021

The 2019 convention for the American Library Association (ALA) kicked off with huge news that DC was consolidating its line under three “brands.” That left many to wonder about the future of the DC Zoom and DC Ink graphic novel lines. Launched last year, the new graphic novel imprints were focused on the young adult and middle grade readers and have been hits so far. DC followed up those concerns with an announcement of a slate of graphic novel releases aimed at those young adult and middle grade readers.

These graphic novels continue the focus on stories not part of DC’s ongoing continuity making them accessible to new fans. The releases also focus on the original mandate of YA titles being about “everyday aspirations, struggles, and triumphs,” while the middle grade releases being focused on stories about “friends, family, and growing up.”

Spring 2020 Lineup

Young Adult Titles

  • Gotham High – Written by Melissa de la Cruz and illustrated by Thomas Pitilli (February 2020)
  • The Oracle Code – Written by Marieke Nijkamp and illustrated by Manuel Preitano (March 2020)

Middle Grade Titles

  • Green Lantern: Legacy – Written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Andie Tong (January 2020)                       
Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime
Zatanna & the House of Secrets
  • Batman: Overdrive – Written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Marcelo DiChiara (March 2020)
Batman: Overdrive
DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless
  • Anti/Hero – Written by Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria Lunetta and illustrated by Maca Gil (April 2020)
  • ArkhaManiacs – Written by Art Baltazar and Franco and illustrated by Art Baltazar (April 2020)
ArkhaManiacs
My Video Game Ate My Homework

Upcoming Titles Debuting in 2020 and 2021

  • Upcoming Young Adult Titles (Not all titles are final)
    • Catwoman: Soulstealer – Adapted by Louise Simonson from Sarah J. Maas’ DC Icon prose novel and illustrated by Samantha Dodge
    • Galaxy: The Prettiest Star – Written by Jadzia Axelrod and illustrated by Cait Zellers
    • House of El Book 1 – Written by Claudia Gray and illustrated by Eric Zawadzki
    • I Am Not Starfire—Written by Mariko Tamaki
    • Mister Miracle – Written by Varian Johnson
    • Nubia – Written by L.L. McKinney and illustrated by Robyn Smith
    • Swamp Thing – Written by Maggie Stiefvater and illustrated by Morgan Beem           
    • Teen Titans: Beast Boy – Written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
    • Victor & Nora: A Mr. Freeze Story – Written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
    • Whistle – Written by E. Lockhart and illustrated by Manuel Preitano
    • Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Leila del Duca
    • You Brought Me the Ocean – Written by Alex Sanchez and illustrated by Julie Maroh
    • Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend – Written by Alys Arden and illustrated by Jacquelin De Leon
  • Upcoming Middle Grade Titles (Not all titles are final)                         
    • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld – Written by Shannon and Dean Hale
    • Batman and Robin…and Howard – Written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown
    • DC Super Hero Girls – Written by Amy Wolfram
    • Dear Super-Villains – Written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
    • Green Arrow: Stranded – Written by Brendan Deneen and illustrated by Caleb Hosalla
    • Indestructibles Book 1—Written by Ridley Pearson
    • Lois Lane – Written by Grace Ellis and illustrated by Brittney Williams
    • Metropolis Grove – Written and illustrated by Drew Brockington
    • Primer – Written by Thomas Krajewski and Jennifer Muro and illustrated by Gretel Lusky
    • Superman Smashes the Klan – Written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Gurihiru
    • Super Sons Book 3: Escape to Landis – Written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez          
    • Teen Titans Go! to Camp – Written by Sholly Fisch
    • Teen Titans Go! Roll with It – Written by Heather Nuhfer and P.C. Morrissey 
    • The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel – Written by Ryan North and illustrated by Derek Charm

Preview: Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #99

Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #99

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini
RATED E
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
SRP: $2.99

An overnight ride through the mountains on a vintage train. An assortment of weird and eerie passengers. And an elusive ghost that stalks the train at night. Can Scooby and the gang untangle the baffling mystery to figure out which passenger is behind it all before they reach their station and everyone leaves? Or will things just keep getting “Muddier on the Disoriented Express”?

Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #99

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #34

Teen Titans Go! #34

(W) Sholly Fisch, Ivan Cohen (A) Erich Owen, Sarah Leuver (CA) Lea Hernandez
In Shops: May 15, 2019
SRP: $2.99

The Titans get swept up in a 73-hour dystopian teen movie marathon, then reenact “The Hungry Games” when they realize there’s only one slice of pizza left! And when a meatball-making contest sponsored by a local Jump City joint (first prize: free heroes for life!) provokes an intense Beast Boy/Cyborg rivalry, it spells certain disaster…for our “Meatball Heroes” and the poor restaurant.

Teen Titans Go! #34

Preview: Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #47

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #47

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $2.99

“How much is that gorilla in the window?” For years, Mr. Peebles has wanted nothing more than to finally sell Magilla Gorilla and get the big ape out of his pet shop. But when a mad scientist buys Magilla to use him as the test subject for some monstrous experiments, it’s up to Scooby and the gang-and Ogee, Magilla’s best friend-to get him back before it’s too late!

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #47

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #33

Teen Titans Go! #33

(W) Sholly Fisch, Heather Nuhfer, Paul Morrissey (A) Sandy Jarrell, Sarah Leuver (CA) Erich Owen
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $2.99

Tragedy-a.k.a. puberty-strikes the Titans ,and Cyborg faces the most dreaded crisis a teenager can endure in “Whatzit?” And stick around for game night at Titans Tower as Robin DMs a session of “Basements and Basilisks.” When Raven plays a portal-casting spell, a real portal opens up and sucks the Titans into a dimension where “Weirder Things” are happening!

Teen Titans Go! #33

Preview: Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #97

Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #97

(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Walter Carzon (CA) Horacio Ottolini
RATED E
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
SRP: $2.99

When Scooby and the gang went to the bank, they never expected to find themselves stuck in the middle of a bank robbery…especially by ghostly gangsters with pinstripe suits and tommy guns! How can the gang stop the wraithlike robbers with their hands in the air?

Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #97

Preview: Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Web of Intrigue

Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Web of Intrigue

(W) Sholly Fisch, Jeff Loveness (CA) Jacob Chabot
All Ages
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Power is a great responsibility but it’s a weight easier carried with friends!
• So, what happens when your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man meets up with his favorite Spider-Pals, Miles, Gwen and Anya?
• Hijinks, hilarity and heroism of course!

Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Web of Intrigue

Preview: Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #46

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #46

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $2.99

High school principal Jefferson Pierce is used to teenagers acting like monsters-but not when they start turning into actual monsters! Even Scooby and the gang might have their hands full with an entire horrifying homecoming, but fortunately, they’re not alone-because Jefferson Pierce is secretly the electrifying hero Black Lightning! Is it all a plot by Tobias Whale and his ruthless gang, the 100? Or is Garfield High doomed to become the Ghoul School?

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #46

Preview: Looney Tunes #247

Looney Tunes #247

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) David Alvarez
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $2.99

Marvin the Martian is poised to conquer the Earth from his orbiting UFO when a knock on the hatch announces the arrival of Charlie Dog, on his never-ending quest for a home. But Marvin already has his own alien dog, K-9…and K-9 has other ideas about the interloper!

Looney Tunes #247

Preview: Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
In Shops: Jan 02, 2019
SRP: $2.99

Scooby and Shaggy can escape from trouble faster than anyone…except the greatest super-escape artist in the universe, Mister Miracle! But can even Mister Miracle and his super-strong wife Big Barda help the gang-and the Earth-escape an invasion of monsters from Apokolips? And free their teammates from the clutches of the merciless Granny Goodness before Daphne and Velma are transformed into Granny’s latest Female Furies?

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45
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