DC Entertainment revealed two new original graphic novel publishing imprints today, DC Ink, focused on young adult (YA) readers, and DC Zoom, focused on middle grade (MG) readers. Both imprints will feature a world class line-up of authors with established YA and MG fan bases brining their storytelling expertise to a DC Universe filled with iconic characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and many more. The first titles from DC Ink and DC Zoom will be released in Fall 2018.
"Superheroes are more popular than ever so it only makes sense to bring these DC characters to an entirely new generation of young readers," stated Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The first comic books created decades ago were for kids, and as the business evolved and matured, it became more focused on adult readers. DC Ink and DC Zoom present an exciting new opportunity to grow our publishing business and ensure beloved stories built around iconic characters like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are endeared as part of the fabric of childhood for years to come."
"Two of the recent areas of growth in publishing include graphic novels and books for young readers - we're bringing those formats together with DC Ink and DC Zoom," said DC Entertainment Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. "We've already experienced tremendous success with our DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels. The new DC Ink and DC Zoom slate, paired with a stellar author line-up, presents a major business growth opportunity and we couldn't be more excited - we're going big."
The first titles from DC Ink include Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki (Supergirl: Being Super) with art by Steve Pugh, and Mera by Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die series). The first title to hit shelves from DC Zoom will be DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis from writer Shea Fontana and artist Yancey Labat. All three titles will go on sale in Fall 2018, with many more titles from DC Ink and DC Zoom set to follow in 2019.
Learn more about the imprints and upcoming titles on the DC web site.