DC’s YA novel line continues to produce fresh takes on fan-favorite characters. Something it has been doing for the past several years and will continue to do well into Spring of 2023. The stories published by this imprint target a younger audience than the main continuity. Its themes range from “being yourself” to “what it means to be a friend.” The three new graphic novels for 2023 feature DC characters that will deal with heartbreak, morality not being as black and white, and balancing a busy yet successful lifestyle.
DC’s Lois Lane Struggles With Life Lessons In Girl Taking Over
Sarah Kuhn (From Little Tokyo, with Love) pens Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story. Arielle Jovellanos (Black Star) joins Kuhn with some charming and vibrant art that brings the character to life. Girl Taking Over follows Lois, an ambitious small-town girl tackling summer in the big city with gusto. Lois is excited about her new life in the big city. Unfortunately, things don’t go quite as planned.
When Lois uncovers a potentially explosive scandal, she must team up with the last person she’d expect to publish her own website for young women. And as Lois discovers who she really is and what she actually wants, she becomes embroiled in her own scandal that could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to create.
Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story releases on April 4th, 2023.
Harley Quinn Gets A New Perspective In The Strange Case of Harleen and Harley
Bestselling author Melissa Mar (Wicked Lovely) handles the writing duties on The Strange Case of Harleen and Harley. She is joined by artist Jenn St-Onge (Bingo Love) with some exquisite pencils. The art truly captures the essence of the character and her setting.
When Harleen signs up to participate in a clinical research trial with her girlfriend, Pamela, the most she can hope for is extra cash in her wallet and a chance to get her anxiety under control. But what she gets instead are increasingly larger gaps in her memory and stolen mementos from some guy named Jack she’s never met. Soon, Harleen discovers she’s sharing her life with Harley—a take-no-prisoners, who-cares-about attendance, maybe-we-oughtta-save-the-bunnies kind of girl. She is the opposite of Harleen in many ways. She is anarchy in a cute dress. And in this Jekyll and Hyde story, Harleen discovers that maybe evil ain’t so bad—as long as she doesn’t get caught.
The Strange Case of Harleen and Harley releases on May 2nd, 2023
Static Shock Learns Powers Don’t Solve All Problems In Up All Night
Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles (Not So Pure And Simple) brings us Milestone’s most popular superhero in Static: Up All Night. Award-winning Paris Alleyne (The All-Nighter) takes on art duties. This DC young adult graphic novel is sure to be lightning in a bottle.
In this madcap story of one night, a series of encounters and events leads to an adventure involving Super-Villains, a diner, a reluctant rapper, and a size-changing kleptomaniac, as well as Virgil’s frequent bad decision making. The roster features some familiar faces from both the Dakotaverse and the Static Shock animated series in a coming-of-age tale about the cost of being a hero, and what’s possible when you have friends you can count on.
Static: Up All Night releases June 6th, 2023.