DC just revealed the trailer for Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart’s Under the Moon: a Catwoman Tale, the next YA graphic novel to be published under DC Ink. The book is available to pre-order now and will hit stores everywhere books are sold on May 7, 2019. An excerpt from the book is also DC’s gold title for this year’s Free Comic Book Day on May 4.
Below is the synopsis, trailer and a few quotes from Lauren and Isaac. Lauren also recently spoke in-depth with Publisher’s Weekly about the book and writing her first graphic novel here.
When 15-year-old Selina Kyle, the girl who will grow up to be Catwoman, becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become.
Selina rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to win. And if Selina is going to survive on the streets, she’ll have to learn to be tough. Can she find her humanity and reconcile toughness with her desire for community…and love?
From Lauren Myracle, the New York Times bestselling author of books like ttfn and ttyl, comes a new graphic novel that tells the story of a teenage Catwoman as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham City.
Quote from Lauren Myracle:
“I have not had this much fun working on a project in ages. Isaac is phenomenal. Seeing him bring fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle to life was mind-blowing. She’s such a vulnerable lost soul; her story is equal parts coming-of-age angst and bad guy ass-kicking. And I got to write a for-real villain, with hollow eyes and creepy teeth and everything. Living the dream!”
Quote from Isaac Goodhart:
“Working on this project was better than I imagined a career in comics could be! My introduction to Gotham City was watching Batman: The Animated Series as a kid. I’m thrilled to think that Under the Moon might be the first story for a new generation of Catwoman readers! Working with Lauren was one of the most fulfilling creative experiences of my life. Hopefully this isn’t the last you’ll see from us! The opportunity to add to Gotham and DC lore was (and still is) mind-boggling! Expect a lot of Easter eggs and references to Catwoman history hidden in my panels.”
About Lauren Myracle:
Lauren Myracle is the bestselling author of many books for children and young adults, including the acclaimed Internet Girls books ttyl, ttfn and l8r, g8r. ttyl and ttfn are New York Times bestsellers and ttyl was the first book to be written entirely in instant message. Lauren is also the author of the popular Winnie Years middle grade series. Lauren grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned a BA in English and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later earned an MA in English from Colorado State University, where she taught for two years, and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College.
About Isaac Goodhart:
Isaac Goodhart is a 2010 graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in cartooning. He got his start in comics in 2014 as one of the winners of the Top Cow Talent Hunt. After drwaing Artifacts #38, he moved on to illustrating Mattt Hawkins’ Postal for 26 consecutive issues. He has also contributed to Love is Love, an anthology from IDW and DC, Rat Queens webcomics and Welcome to Showside.
About DC Ink:
DC Ink is a new young adult graphic novel line from DC. The line introduces DC’s most iconic Super Heroes to a new generation of fans with stories told by some of the most successful authors from the young adult publishing space. DC Ink titles are standalone stories, not part of DC’s ongoing continuity, and completely accessible to new readers who have no previous knowledge of DC characters. DC Ink publishes thought provoking stories for young adults, readers ages 13+, that focus on everyday aspirations, struggles and triumphs. The line launched in April 2019 with the release of Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Byrne, followed by Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart in May, Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo in July, and more titles to be announced.