You may have recently heard the news that DC Ink and DC Zoom will no longer be used as the names of the young adult focused and the middle school focused lines from DC Comics. While this doesn’t present that much of an issue, it sure is difficult to describe what exactly these are going off of just the new age-based rating system. That being said, DC Comics was in attendance at American Library Association’s annual convention and announced new details for previously announced titles, as well as some brand new offerings coming in the future.
Starting with the books that were given release timeframes that fall in line with the Batman Universe, these first four titles just had the artists and cover art revealed a few weeks back. These would have been part of DC Ink.
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)
Shadow of the Batgirl – Written by Sarah Kuhn and illustrated by Nicole Goux (April 2020)
Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel – Written by Michael Moreci and illustrated by Sas Milledge (May 2020)
The announcements featuring release dates for the titles that would have formerly fallen under DC Zoom include a mix of ones previously announced and brand new ones not previously announced.
Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime—Written by Derek Fridolfs and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen (February 2020)
Batman: Overdrive – Written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Marcelo DiChiara (March 2020)
DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless – Written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska (March 2020)
ArkhaManiacs – Written by Art Baltazar and Franco and illustrated by Art Baltazar (April 2020)
In addition to the titles with release dates, there were also a number of new titles announced that are planned for 2020 and 2021. Some of these have very little information at this point and the titles are not final yet.
Upcoming Young Adult Titles:
Catwoman: Soulstealer – Adapted by Louise Simonson from Sarah J. Maas’ DC Icon prose novel and illustrated by Samantha Dodge
Victor & Nora: A Mr. Freeze Story – Written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
Upcoming Middle-Grade Titles:
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
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
And while it may seem like there is a lot of titles on this list, this was actually only a fraction of the overall announcement as there were tons of other titles announced as well outside of the Batman Universe. Have you picked up any of the recent releases or are you looking forward to any of the future releases? Be sure to share your thoughts below.