BOOKCON 2019: DC REVEALS NEW DETAILS, ARTISTS, COVERS AND MORE FOR UPCOMING YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS
New York Times Bestselling Author Kami Garcia and Fan-Favorite Artist Gabriel Picolo Expand Their Teen Titans Graphic Novel Series With TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY
TEEN TITANS: RAVEN Trailer Revealed Ahead of Its July 2, 2019, Release
Artists for Spring 2020 YA Titles include Manuel Preitano (THE ORACLE CODE), Thomas Pitilli (GOTHAM HIGH), Nicole Goux (SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL) and Sas Milledge (THE LOST CARNIVAL: A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL)
During the DC Ink panel at BookCon 2019 with authors Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS: RAVEN), Danielle Paige (MERA: TIDEBREAKER), Lauren Myracle (UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE) and Mariko Tamaki (HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS), DC made several exciting announcements for the publisher’s upcoming YA graphic novels, revealing a new trailer and title for the highly anticipated Teen Titans series, and the artists and covers for the Spring 2020 slate.
In anticipation of its July 2, 2019, release DC debuted an official trailer for TEEN TITANS: RAVEN during the panel. Written by New York Timesbestselling author Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures) and illustrated by fan-favorite artist Gabriel Picolo, TEEN TITANS: RAVEN follows 17-year-old Rachel Roth as she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family after a tragic accident. Raven’s past and present collide when strange things happen during her final year of high school. Garcia’s debut graphic novel is the first book in her multi-part Teen Titans series with popular artist Gabriel Picolo.
Panel attendees were also treated to the first look at Garcia and Picolo’s next Teen Titans installment, TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY. Ahead of its 2020 release, a sneak preview of the book will be available in TEEN TITANS: RAVEN when the book goes on sale.
To cap off an already exciting panel, DC ended the discussion announcing the artists for previously announced YA graphic novels debuting in Spring 2020 and gave fans a first look at the covers. Full creative teams for the Spring 2020 YA graphic novel lineup are below.
THE ORACLE CODE
Writer: Marieke Nijkamp
Artist: Manuel Preitano
Writer: Melissa de la Cruz
Artist: Thomas Pitilli
SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL
Writer: Sarah Kuhn
Artist: Nicole Goux
THE LOST CARNIVAL: A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Sas Milledge
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DC Ink is a new young adult graphic novel line from DC. The line introduces DC’s most iconic superheroes to a new generation of fans with stories told by some of the most successful authors from the young adult publishing space. DC Ink titles are standalone stories, not part of DC’s ongoing continuity, and completely accessible to new readers who have no previous knowledge of DC characters.