DC Comics Announces Two More Middle Grade Graphic Novels
by Olly MacNamee
DC Comics announced two new middle-grade graphic novels due for release next Spring and, like most of its mainstream comic book output, features Batman related titles. One focusses on a young Bruce Wayne while the other focusses on a young Batman as he learns to be a super hero.
Bruce Wayne: Not Super is written by Stuart Gibbs (Spy School) with art by Berat Peckmezci (Flash), features a young Barry Allen and goes on sale February 7th, 2023:
“It’s hard enough being in middle school, but it’s even worse when you’re the only kid at your school who doesn’t have super-powers. Bruce does have a goal though: he wants to make a difference in the world. But how can he do that when he doesn’t have any powers? While the Future-Supers are currently content to simply use their gifts to glide through school and court popularity, Bruce struggles to figure out if he has any gifts at all — and if so, how to use them. His challenge comes when he discovers fellow student Jack Napier and his hired bully Bane shaking down lesser-powered students for money, including that hapless kid Dick Grayson. Someone must stand up to them and somehow, it’s going to be Bruce!
Bruce Wayne: Not Super represents an alternate origin story for Batman and a number of other iconic DC characters, imagining them all as school age kids and with Bruce as the misfit. Filled with a lot of humor, this is a light-hearted take on a well-known and beloved character.”
The second graphic novel, Fann Club: The Batman Squad is written and drawn by satirist Jim Benton (Dear Dumb Diary),and “represents an alternate origin story for Batman and a number of other iconic DC characters, imagining them all as school age kids and with Bruce as the misfit. Filled with a lot of humor, this is a light-hearted take on a well-known and beloved character.” and out June 6th, 2023.