The cover for Batman: Nightwalker, feat. Dick Grayson.
The cover for Batman: Nightwalker, feat. Dick Grayson.
Image: DC Comics

This morning, DC announced that DC Ink and DC Zoom, their newest comic imprints aimed at teens and those a bit younger, will be releasing a lot of new graphic novels, with a heavy focus on the ladies of the DC universe—including often overlooked yet awesome ex-Batgirl Cassandra Cain. Nice!

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First, for the Ink imprint, is Oracle: Rising, written by New York Times-bestselling artist Marieke Nijkamp, a story about the early career of Barbara Gordon’s Oracle alter-ego, the hacker/mission control extraordinaire persona she takes on after becoming a wheelchair user due to a run-in with the Joker.

Then there’s Shadow of the Batgirl, written by author Sarah Kuhn, which will star the (vastly underrated, in this author’s opinion) Cassandra Cain during her Batgirl days.

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There’s also Truth or Consequences: A Jack Hyde Story, a book about Aqualad written by Alex Zanchez, Dick Grayson: Lost Carnival written by MIchael Moreci, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer, an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s book by writer Louise Simonson.

On the Zoom front, aimed at middle grade (ages 8-13) readers, we’ve got Diana, Princess of the Amazons, written by Shannon and Dean Hale, who worked on a series of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl novels for Marvel.

No artists have been announced for these new titles, though a few artists were shared for previously announced titles in the lines: Gurihiru Studios will provide illustrations for Gene Luen Yang’s Superman Smashes the Klan, Andie Tong will draw Minh Lê’s Green Lantern: Legacy, Gustavo Duarte will illustrate Michael Northrop’s Dear Justice League, and Thomas Pitilli will illustrate Melissa de la Cruz’s Gotham High.

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In addition, DC released the cover, illustrated by Chris Wildgoose, who will also do the interior art, for the previously announced Batman: Nightwalker, adapted from Marie Lu’s book by Stuart Moore.

The cover for Batman: Nightwalker.
The cover for Batman: Nightwalker.
Image: DC Comics
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DC Ink and Zoom are both set to launch in April 2019, a delay from their original start date of Fall 2018.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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