DC Entertainment announced a raft of new middle-grade and young adult graphic novels today at the American Library Association Annual Conference, including the titles and creative teams for over 25 previously unannounced 2020 and 2021 volumes, as well as revealing covers, synopses, and dates for the Spring 2020 Middle-grade list.

All of these titles will be published under DC’s newly announced imprints, DC Kids for kids 8-12 and DC for readers 13 and up (see “DC To Abandon Vertigo, Zoom, and Ink Brands”).

The previously unannounced Spring 2020 middle-grade graphic novels include (covers in gallery below):

February 2020
Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime, written by Derek Fridolfs with art by Dustin Nguyen, includes four separate stories mashing up the DC Universe with classic fairytales:  Damian Wayne as Pinocchio, Alfred in Wonderland, Gotham PD searching for the princess who stole the pea, and Batman on a quest with the Snow Queen.

Zatanna & the House of Secrets, written by Matthew Cody with art by Yoshi Yoshitani, tells the story of what happens to Zatanna and her pet rabbit Pocus when Zatanna stands up to a bully at school and loses her father in the House of Secrets.

March 2020
Batman: Overdrive, written by Shea Fontana with art by Marcelo DiChiara, is the story of a young, pre-Batman Bruce Wayne as he builds the Batmobile as he’s dealing with his parents’ untimely deaths.

DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless, written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska, is the second OGN based on the Cartoon Network series.  It tells the story of the harrowing experiences of the Metropolis High Hamsters when both the electric grid and cloud computing are knocked out on the same night.

April 2020
Anti/Hero, written by Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria Lunetta with art by Maca Gil, tells the story of pretty, popular and secretly powerful Piper Parajo and super-smart and snarky loner Sloane McBrute, 13-year-old girls who switch bodies one night and have to figure out how to get back.

ArkhaManiacs, written by Art Baltazar and Franco with art by Baltazar, gives a unique, cartoony take on a Gotham City apartment building (Arkham) and the people and creatures that live there.

May 2020
My Video Game Ate My Homework, written and illustrated by Dustin Hansen, follows a 13-year-old kid who’s failing science as he and his friends find a virtual world where they have to overcome digital creatures and solve puzzles to get home.

DC previously announced the January 2020 middle-grade titles, Diana, Princess of the Amazons and Green Lantern: Legacy (see “DC Reveals More on DC Zoom and DC Ink Fall/Winter Lineup”).

DC also revealed titles (some not final) and teams for a huge list of 2020 and 2021 graphic novels for younger readers.

2020-2021 Young Adult Titles

  • Catwoman: Soulstealer, adapted by Louise Simonson from Sarah J. Maas’ DC Icon prose novel and illustrated by Samantha Dodge
  • Galaxy: The Prettiest Star, written by Jadzia Axelrod and illustrated by Cait Zellers
  • House of El Book 1, written by Claudia Gray and illustrated by Eric Zawadzki
  • I Am Not Starfire, written by Mariko Tamaki
  • Mister Miracle, written by Varian Johnson
  • Nubia, written by L.L. McKinney and illustrated by Robyn Smith
  • Swamp Thing, written by Maggie Stiefvater and illustrated by Morgan Beem           
  • Teen Titans: Beast Boy, written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
  • Victor & Nora: A Mr. Freeze Story, written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
  • Whistle, written by E. Lockhart and illustrated by Manuel Preitano
  • Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Leila del Duca
  • You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez and illustrated by Julie Maroh
  • Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend, written by Alys Arden and illustrated by Jacquelin De Leon

2020-2021 Middle-Grade Titles

  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, written by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • Batman and Robin…and Howard, written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown
  • DC Super Hero Girls, written by Amy Wolfram
  • Dear Super-Villains, written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
  • Green Arrow: Stranded, written by Brendan Deneen and illustrated by Caleb Hosalla
  • Indestructibles Book 1, written by Ridley Pearson
  • Lois Lane, written by Grace Ellis and illustrated by Brittney Williams
  • Metropolis Grove, written and illustrated by Drew Brockington
  • Primer, written by Thomas Krajewski and Jennifer Muro and illustrated by Gretel Lusky
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Gurihiru
  • Super Sons Book 3: Escape to Landis, written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
  • Teen Titans Go! to Camp, written by Sholly Fisch
  • Teen Titans Go! Roll with It, written by Heather Nuhfer and P.C. Morrissey
  • The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel, written by Ryan North and illustrated by Derek Charm

Click Gallery below for full-size Spring 2020 middle-grade covers!