DC Comics latest imprint, DC Zoom, hopes to capture the minds of middle-school children as its primary demographic. The imprint will be launching the first of its titles in the Fall of 2018.
One of the planned new titles in the DC Zoom line-up will be, Green Lantern: Legacy. The title will be written by Min Lê, who previously worked on the Disney-Hyperion children’s books Drawn Together and Let Me Finish!
Lê recently took to Twitter to tease the new DC title:
“When 13yo Tai’s gma passes away, her ‘jade ring’ finds its way to him. Turns out the ring is a GL power ring & his gma was secretly a superhero. Now it’s up to him to carry on that legacy. #DCZoom”
Though the character design may stay close to the looks of well-known Lanterns like Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner, the story itself is inspired by Lê’s own grandmother. He describes his grandmother as “one of the strongest willed people you could have met.” Both of his grandmothers owned jade rings, one of which was given to him, which he says inspired the story.
DC Zoom will launch later this year with its first title DC Super Hero Girls: Search For Atlantis by writer Shea Fontain and artist Yancey Labat, but readers won’t be able to see Lê’s Green Lantern: Legacy until 2019.