DC Entertainment has announced an expansion of the Webtoon line of digital comics into trade paperbacks.
Beginning in the fall, the popular web comics will be released in print with the objective of reaching new audiences for the DC Universe.
“We’re immensely proud of the stories we’ve been able to tell with DC and thrilled to bring these narratives to bookshelves, ” David Lee, Vice President of Webtoon content says. “The creative teams behind these series have given fans fresh takes on legendary DC characters, and we’re excited to give WEBTOON and DC fans a new way to enjoy these titles.”
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This would be a continuation of the collaboration that began in 2021 with Batman: Wayne Family Adventures. The Eisner-nominated web comic focused on Batman’s fatherly role over his young charges, both adopted and biological. Currently it is in its second season. This line was expanded in May 2022 with Vixen: NYC, following the journey of college student Mari Jiwe as she learns her ability to channel the abilities of animals. Rounding out the line in the same month was Zatanna & The Ripper, a period take on DC’s resident mystic in fishnets set in the 1800’s as she pursues the infamous Jack The Ripper.
Anne DePies, DC’s senior vice president and general manager, shares in David’s enthusiasm over the line. “Fans can’t get enough of our DC and WEBTOON [content and] expanding DC’s creative partnership with WEBTOON into print with books like Batman: Wayne Family Adventures reflects this demand. Each page of these new volumes is meticulously reproduced to be read seamlessly in book narrative format. DC’s continuing partnership with WEBTOON combines legendary franchises with new technologies and global fandoms, and we can’t wait to get these new print editions into your hands.”
Here is the release schedules for the aforementioned titles:
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Vol. 1 (9781779523273, $14.99 US) – August 1
Vixen: NYC Vol. 1 (9781779523280, $14.99 US) – August 15
Zatanna & The Ripper Vol. 1 (9781779523389, $14.99 US) – October 3
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