DC revealed today a new book trailer and preview artwork for DC Zoom’s forthcoming middle grade graphic novel, DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop (TombQuest) with art by Gustavo Duarte.
“In DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, I wanted to explore who these DC Super Heroes are behind the masks and answer the kinds of questions kids would have for these larger than life figures,” explained Northrop. “On a personal note, comics helped me become a better reader, a better storyteller and helped me fit in as a kid. Writing about these same characters is a dream come true and feels like coming full circle to where things began for me as a reader. I hope kids enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it and I hope it helps young fans see that everyone is going through something. Even when it seems like someone is perfect or has it made, they’re probably trying to figure it out just like the rest of us.”
“The Justice League (or The Super Friends to my generation 🙂 ) are some of most iconic characters in the world. Characters I’ve been living around, reading and watching since I was a kid,” said Duarte. “When DC called me to work on this book, it was a great to joy work with these old friends, and on a book that will introduce these beloved characters to new kids – like I was when I first met them. Plus. I could draw my favorite Super Villain of all time. 🙂 To work with Michael on this book was so much fun! Writing for kids is not an easy task or an exact science, and Michael is the best there is. He gives us a script with humor, adventure and spice. A delightful story not only for the kids, but for the whole family.”
An exclusive excerpt from the original graphic novel will be given away for free on Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2019 at participating comic book shops across North America. The full book is slated to hit stores everywhere books are sold on August 6, 2019 and is available to pre-order now.
DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE
- Written by Michael Northrop
- Illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
- On sale everywhere books are sold on August 6, 2019
- MSRP: $9.99
The greatest heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans–kids!–courtesy of Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte.
Does Superman ever make mistakes? What was Wonder Woman’s eleventh birthday like? Does Aquaman smell like fish? In this new middle-grade graphic novel, iconic heroes are asked questions both big and small, and when they are not busy saving the world, the Justice League even finds time to respond. Their honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid.
Full of feats, follies, and colorful illustrations, Dear Justice League gives readers the inside scoop into everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!