This Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con, DC showcased some of the creators behind the publisher’s popular middle-grade and young adult graphic novels, including exciting announcements about titles arriving soon and sneak peeks at upcoming books. 

Star writers and artists discussed their projects, including Nicole Maines (Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Penelope and Jerry Gaylord (Diana and the Hero's Journey; Clark & Lex), Jeffrey Brown (Batman and Robin and Howard), and Jim Benton (Fann Club: Batman Squad). 

The panel also featured two surprise announcements! Jeffrey Brown is writing a sequel to his beloved Batman and Robin and Howard middle-grade graphic novel, with the next installment titled Batman and Robin and Howard: Summer Breakdown,  a 3-issue comic book series set to be released starting in March 2024. 

And as a bonus, author Sherri L. Smith arrived in secret to announce her first DC graphic novel, a new middle-grade graphic novel called Lightning: Changes, featuring art by Lily J Allen, hitting shelves in Fall 2024. Lightning: Changes follows young Jennifer Pierce as she navigates a difficult summer—if growing up wasn’t enough of a challenge, add unexpected lightning powers connected to it!