DC Entertaiment revealed two original graphic novel imprints aimed at young adults and middle-grade readers: DC Ink and DC Zoom.
DC Ink is targeted towards young adult readers and DC Zoom focuses on the middle-grade demographic. The line of graphic novels will feature top-tier comic creators with stories featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and others. DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson commented on the reason for the publishing initiative.
“Superheroes are more popular than ever so it only makes sense to bring these DC characters to an entirely new generation of young readers. 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.”
DC Entertainment Publishers Dan DiDo and Jim Lee also commented on the importance for the new imprints.
“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. 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.”
DC Ink and Zoom Title Line Up
The imprints will publish the first titles in Fall 2018. DC Ink will release Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki (Supergirl: Being Super) and Steve Pugh and Mera by Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die). DC Zoom will release DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis by Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat.
Additional confirmed upcoming titles in 2019 for DC Ink include: Batman: Gotham High, Batman: Nightwalker, Teen Titans, Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, and Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed.
Additional confirmed titles in 2019 for DC Zoom include: Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime, Batman: Overdrive, Black Canary: Ignite, Dear Justice League, Green Lantern: Legacy, Super Sons, Superman of Smallville, and Superman Smashes the Klan.