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DC Remembers Comics Could Be For Kids Too, Announces Two Imprints

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, February 06 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Remembers Comics Could Be For Kids Too, Announces Two Imprints

"I'm the gosh-darned Batman."


Source: The New York Times

DC Comics is going back to their roots after unpaid intern Vlad Kozinkerov stumbled upon an archive containing comics from the early years of the company. "They tell me, Vlad, dump unread Deathstroke comics in closet no one use," said Kozinkerov. "So I open closet and find colorful comic book in there. Unlike anything seen at DC."

This has spurred DC to announce two new imprints for younger readers: DC Zoom for middle school readers and DC Ink for young adults. While the two imprints will feature some comic book industry names, the majority of the releases will see YA novelists taking a crack at comics. They include Laurie Halse Anderson ("Speak"), Melissa de la Cruz (the Descendants series), Michael Northrop ("TombQuest") and Ridley Pearson (the Kingdom Keepers series).

DC Ink will launch with two graphic novels; the first highlighting Harley Quinn and is written by Mariko Tamaki and drawn by Steve Pugh. The second, focusing on Mera, will be written by Danielle Paige and drawn by legendary artist TBA. DC Zoom will launch with DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis by Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat.

The Zoom graphic novels will cost $9.99 and be 128 pages, while the Ink books will be priced at $16.99 for 192 pages. All titles will be free of confusing continuity which can be a barrier of entry to younger readers.

The Outhouse talked to DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson about the imprints and she EXXXCLUSIVELY said, "We want kids to grow up with these so when they're older they can see Batman and Catwoman fuck on a roof or see it implied that The Joker sexually assaulted Barbara Gordon."

Books from both divisions are set to release in the fall.





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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