DC Ink - Launch Titles 2019

Steve Pugh to draw Mariko Tamaki’s new DC story “Harley Quinn – Breaking Glass”

Harley Quinn - Breaking Glass by Mario Tamaki

DC Entertainment’s plans for its new DC Zoom and DC Ink titles, announced this week, look promising for younger comic readers, with some great creators attached, including Harley Quinn – Breaking Glass, written by award-winning Canadian comics writer Mariko Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) and drawn by British artist Steve Pugh (2000AD, Animal Man).

DC announced DC Zoom and DC Ink earlier this week, two new imprints created for readers aged 8 to 12 will be launched in spring 2019.

DC Zoom - Launch Titles 2019
DC Zoom – Launch Titles 2019

The DC Zoom titles, debuting in April 2019, will focus on stories about friends, family and growing up. The line will launch with Super Sons: The Polarshield Project, written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez, followed in May 2019 with DC Super Hero Girls: Space Out, written by Shea Fontana, and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska.

The two other titles are Batman: Overdrive, written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Marcelo Di Chiara, set for August 2019 and Black Canary: Ignite in October 2019, written by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Cara McGee.

DC Ink - Launch Titles 2019
DC Ink – Launch Titles 2019

DC Ink, for young adult readers aged 13 and up, will offer thought provoking tales that centre on everyday aspirations, struggles and triumphs. Mera: Tidebreaker, written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne, debuts in April 2019, followed by Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale, written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart, in May 2019.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh is set for June 2019 and Teen Titans: Raven, written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo, is planned for July 2019.

DC Zoom and DC Ink authors Kami Garcia, Ridley Pearson, Shea Fontana, Meg Cabot, Danielle Paige, Lauren Myracle and Mariko Tamaki will share more details about their upcoming books on various panels at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, taking place 21st – 26th 2018.

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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