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The DC Ink brand is on the verge of launching its first graphic novel, and to celebrate the launch the New York Times Best Selling Author Danielle Paige will be co-hosting conversations with the book’s critically acclaimed authors.

The 12-Stop Tour Will Introduce DC’s New Young Adult Imprint, DC Ink, And the Author’s Highly Anticipated Debut Graphic Novel to Fans Across the Country From April 2 to April 23

Authors In Conversation include Mary Pearson, singer-songwriter Amerie, Gwenda Bond, Lauren Myracle, Katharine McGee, Soman Chainani and more.

Danielle Paige and Best-Selling Author Ridley Pearson To Appear In Chicago on April 5 and 6 For Special Discussion About Their Inaugural Runs With DC


DC’s eagerly awaited young adult publishing line, DC Ink, launches on April 2 with the release of MERA: TIDEBREAKER by New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and art by Stephen Byrne (Green Arrow). Engaging fans across the country for a national book tour, Paige will participate in a series of intimate and honest conversations with a selection of acclaimed young adult authors to discuss her first graphic novel and how she re-imagined one of DC’s most iconic characters as an empowering and fierce teenage heroine.

Starting Tuesday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 23, Paige will celebrate the launch of DC Ink’s first graphic novel with visits in New York, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and other cities to meet fans, sign autographs  and discuss the project with famed authors such as Mary Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles), singer-songwriter Amerie (Because You Love To Hate Me), Gwenda Bond (Girl on a Wire), Lauren Myracle (Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale), Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor) and Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil). On Friday, April 5 and 6, Paige will be joined by Ridley Pearson, author of DC Zoom’s Super Sons: The PolarShield Project, in Chicago for a candid discussion about their debut young reader graphic novels from the iconic comics publisher.

MERA: TIDEBREAKER dc comics news

Beautifully illustrated by Stephen Byrne, Mera: Tidebreaker is an empowering story about activism, self-discovery and young romance – a perfect read for readers ages 13+ and a relatable tale for today’s times when women of all ages are standing up for equality and what they believe in. The themes of the graphic novel have earned it praise from Today.com, which named it one of the best feminist children’s books for Women’s History Month, in addition toPublisher’s WeeklyKirkus ReviewsBooklist and School Library Journal.

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by Atlantis. Her father and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown…

When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry—the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution? Mera is forced to choose between following her heart and her mission to kill.

The Important Stuff – Here are the dates

Danielle Paige – New York Times Bestselling Author of MERA: TIDEBREAKER and DOROTHY MUST DIE

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM (With Somain Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil)

Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway

2289 Broadway

New York, NY 10024


Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM

Midtown Comics Grand Central

459 Lexington Ave

New York, NY 10017

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM (With Gwenda Bond, author of (add the Loise Lane prose Girl on a Wire)

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH 45208

Friday, April 5 at 7:00 PM (With Ridley Pearson, author of DC Zoom’s Super Sons: The PolarShield Project)

Barnes & Noble

Skokie Old Orchard
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077


Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 PM (With Ridley Pearson, author of DC Zoom’s Super Sons: The PolarShield Project)

Anderson’s Bookshop

123 W Jefferson Ave

Naperville, IL 60540

 Sunday, April 7 at 11:00 AM

Time Warp Comics

3105 28th Street

Boulder, CO 80301

Monday, April 8 at 7:00 PM (With fellow DC Ink author Lauren Myracle, author of forthcoming Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale)

Tattered Cover Bookstore

2526 East W Colfax Ave

Denver, CO 80206

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM (With Katharine McGee, author of The Thousandth Floor)

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77079


Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 PM

Bedrock Comics

831 Highway 6

Missouri City, TX 77459


Friday, April 12 (With Mary Pearson, author of The Remnant Chronicles)

Mysterious Galaxy BookStore

Balboa Mesa Shopping Center

5943 Balboa Ave #100

San Diego, CA


 Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14

LA Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California

University Park Campus

Los Angeles, CA 90890

 Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 PM (With Amerie, author of Because You Love To Hate Me)


695 E Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91101



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