During the New York Comic Con, DC Comics shared new images from three upcoming young adult graphic novels that will arrive in 2020.
Making their first public appearance as a creative team, Shadow of the Batgirl author Sarah Kuhn and artist Nicole Goux spoke in-depth about their original take on one of Gotham’s City’s fiercest heroines, Cassandra Cain. The discussion highlighted the importance of neurodiversity in fiction and Kuhn and Goux explained the creative process behind telling Cassandra’s journey from having difficulty speaking to becoming a vocal character. Panel attendees were also treated to a first look at new artwork for the upcoming graphic novel which is slated to hit stores February 4, 2020.
Fellow panelists Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo also gave fans something to cheer about when they revealed an expansive look at next year’s highly anticipated Teen Titans: Beast Boy. Teen Titans: Beast Boy is the second installment of Garcia and Picolo’s multi-part series and follows this year’s USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling Teen Titans: Raven graphic novel. Told in a similar style to Raven, Teen Titans: Beast Boy will explore Garfield’s teen years before he became the shape-shifting superhero. The graphic novel is set to debut in 2020.
Rounding out the panel’s surprises, acclaimed YA author Alys Arden stopped by the discussion to chat with fans for the first time about her upcoming Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend project with artist Jacquelin De Leon and teased some fun concept imagery of the main characters.