DC Reveals Details For Next Slate of Young Adult Graphic Novels

by James Ferguson

Fans attending BookCon 2019 this weekend got a first glimpse of the upcoming slate of DC Ink young adult graphic novels. The publisher revealed a new trailer and title for the Teen Titans series, as well as details and covers for the Spring 2020 slate. The panel featured Kami Garcia, Danielle Paige, Lauren Myracle, and Mariko Tamaki.

The next big release is coming on July 2nd. That’s when we’ll see Teen Titans: Raven, written by Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo. It follows 17-year-old Rachel Roth as she moves from New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family after a tragic accident. Raven’s past and present collide with strange things start happening during her final year of high school. This is Garcia’s debut graphic novel and the first book in her planned multi-part Teen Titans series with Picolo.

Speaking of the Teen Titans, the next installment will focus on Beast Boy. A sneak preview of the book will be available in Teen Titans: Raven.
DC reviewed the next slate of graphic novels for the DC Ink line, taking it through Spring 2020. Check out the full listing below:

    Writer: Marieke Nijkamp
    Artist: Manuel Preitano
    Writer: Melissa de la Cruz
    Artist: Thomas Pitilli
    Writer: Sarah Kuhn
    Artist: Nicole Goux
    Writer: Michael Moreci
    Artist: Sas Milledge

These books are so very important. They might not be for the direct market and the typical fan of DC Comics and that’s totally fine. These take place in their own continuity so nothing is being disrupted. These graphic novels reach a different, younger audience, getting them hooked on these iconic characters at a younger age. I wish I had books like these when I was a kid. I’m going to be looking into these for my own kids, but based on the talent assembled, I’m going to be reading them myself.

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