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DC Comics Reveals 2 New Imprints for Young Readers

meraThis weekend, the New York Times reported that DC Comics will be starting two new imprints aimed at young readers. DC Zoom will be geared to middle school readers and DC Ink will focus on stories for young adults. The first books in each imprint will be released in the Fall of 2018.

While regulars in the comic books industry will write and draw for the imprints, they will also feature well known young adult authors, including Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), Melissa de la Cruz (the Descendants series), Michael Northrop (TombQuest) and Ridley Pearson (the Kingdom Keepers series).

The first title for the DC Zoom imprint will be DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis, by Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat, while the DC Ink imprint will debut with a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh that features supervillain Harley Quinn from the Batman universe.

The books will not have long story arcs or continuing sagas. While characters from the superhero universe will appear, the stories will focus on characters who are figuring out the world and personal identity.

Esther Keller About Esther Keller

Esther Keller is the librarian at JHS 278, Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY. There she started the library's first graphic novel collection and strongly advocated for using comics in the classroom. Her collection is also the model for all middle school libraries in NYC. She started her career at the Brooklyn Public Library, and later jumped ship to the school system so she could have summer vacation and a job that would align with a growing family's schedule. On the side, she is a mother of 4 and regularly reviews for SLJ and School Library Connection (formerly LMC). In her past life, she served on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee where she solidified her love and dedication to comics.

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