I do too. I’m sure I’d like the material too (not sure I’ve read much, if any of this). It’s the “Road To Watchmen” branding that is difficult to parse.
Same here, I am interested in the material, but the branding…
Nothing on this front really surprises me any more. They’ve done it before with books that have far less of a direct link to Watchmen.
Those were just like dollar reprints or something, weren’t they? Not full tpb’s. But, yeah, you’re right. There’s precedent here.
Yep, that’s right.
do they have any theme for this? They have 3 original stories, a close to 30 year old story, and background to a crap Event, WTF?
The Walmart ones? those area going to collect only the new material, not the old reprinted stuff.
are the Walmart ones the same as the Penguin Random House Retail?
Penguin is just the retailer, the books are by DC and they will collect the new material published in the Wal-Mart 100-page giants.
That’s kind of weird and unexpected, especially given that so many Black Hammer characters are modelled on DC heroes.
Still, it sounds like that could be a strength as much as a weakness.
THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID by acclaimed writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs tells a lighthearted coming-of-age tale about a half-human/half-plant boy named Russell Weinwright. The book is completely written and drawn in first-person journal entries and features a fun, innovative lined notebook-style format.
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH marks the first DC Super Hero Girls (DCSHG) graphic novel by new series writer Amy Wolfram. Wolfram is joined by DCSHG veteran artist Yancey Labat for this original story set in the same universe as the new DC Super Hero Girls animated series created by Lauren Faust that will air Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network beginning March 17, 2019.
THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID and DCSHG: AT METROPOLIS HIGH will be joined this fall by previously announced DC Zoom titles by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee, Shannon and Dean Hale with Victoria Ying, and Minh Lê and Andie Tong, among others. Books published under the DC Zoom banner target middle grade readers ages 8-12 andtell stories focused on friends, family and growing up.
DC has also confirmed on-sale dates and shared early looks at forthcoming titles from DC Ink —the publisher’s new young adult graphic novel line. DC Ink books feature thought-provoking stories for readers ages 13+ that focus on everyday aspirations, struggles and triumphs. The current DC Ink slate for fall 2019 includes HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS from Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh, and Marie Lu’s BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER prose novel adapted in graphic form by Stuart Moore with art by Chris Wildgoose.
DC Zoom (ages 8-12):
SUPER SONS: THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT( April 2, 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT (June 4, 2019)—written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska
DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE (August 6, 2019)—written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE (September 3, 2019)—written by Art Baltazar and Franco and Illustrated by Art Baltazar
THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID (October 1, 2019)—written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH (October 15, 2019)—written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Yancey Labat
BLACK CANARY: IGNITE (November 5, 2019)—written by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Cara McGee
SUPER SONS: THE FOXGLOVE MISSION (November 5, 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
DIANA, PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS (January 7, 2020)—written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying
GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY (January 21, 2020)—written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Andie Tong
DC Ink (ages 13+):
MERA: TIDEBREAKER (April 2, 2019)—written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne
UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE (May 7, 2019)—written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
TEEN TITANS: RAVEN (July 2019)—written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS (September 3, 2019)—written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh
BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (October 1, 2019)—adapted by Stuart Moore from Marie Lu’s prose novel for the DC Icon series and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose
Sounds like it might be somewhat “inspired by” My Favourite Thing Is Monsters.
Yup. Though these YA books often spend years being developed before they’re released, so it could easily be coincidence.
Have you read this yet?
I know it did well in awards but Jason from 11 o clock comics podcast absolutely raves about it to the extent that it put it firmly on my radar
I have not picked it up purely because of my backlog of books means I try not to pick up anything additional to my Previews orders when I can avoid it
It’s in my to-read pile - I’ve had a quick look at it but haven’t given it a proper read.
I’m liking what I see. I didn’t realize that it was originally supposed to be one 100-page graphic novel. I’m intrigued by the larger format. I may need physical issues of this. Also really like some of the design work here.
Great, that means the collected version should be OHC too.
From the ratio of those images, it looks like it should be about the same size as Batman: Damned.