DC Zoom and Ink has been one of the most exciting lines in Big Two comics since its announcement early last year. So far the young readers’ books have reimagined Catwoman, Black Canary, Mera, and even Damien Wayne. And this weekend at Book Con, DC unleashed the next wave of books which include some vibrantly exciting new characters and artist announcements.
Though story details are scarce we do have the gorgeous covers for you to pour over here.
Michael Moreci (Archie Comics, Star Wars) and Sas Milledge (Labrynth 2017 Special: The Wrong Toby) have teamed up for this lovely looking art deco inspired Dick Grayson story, which looks like a mashup of Night at the Circus and Batman 1989.
The first of two Batgirl-character comics heading to Zoom and Ink this title focuses on Barbara Gordon and her heroic mantle of Oracle. This one is brought to life by the previously announced New York Times Bestselling writer Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) alongside relative newcomer Manuel Preitano.
Fan favorite author of Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn, has teamed up with indie artist extraordinaire Nicole Goux (F*ck Off Squad, Jem, Star Trek) for their debut big two work, which reimagines Cass Cain as Batgirl. This one is particularly interesting as it is set to debut in spring next year, which will see its release alongside the Cass Cain-starring Birds of Prey movie.
As they prepare to release their first Teen Titans title Raven, bestselling author Kami Garcia and massively popular artist Gabriel Picolo have announced a follow up featuring Beast Boy. If Picolo’s art looks familiar, it’s probably because his gorgeous Teen Titans fan art often goes viral and led to him getting the gig as the artist on this rad new series of original graphic novels.
Last but certainly not least is this super exciting cover for Gotham High. From another bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Archie Comics cover artist Thomas Pitilli, this OGN will feature teenage Bruce, Selina, and the Joker himself. Excitingly, it seems that the story will be leaning into Selina’s canonical heritage as a Latinx woman.
We’re totally obsessed with these new covers and are excited that for the most part, DC appears to be listening to critiques about crediting the artist and writers at a similar size and prominence. We can’t wait til Spring 2020 when these books hit shelves!
Images: DC Comics