Here's the list of PR plans that DC Comics has told retailers that they have arranged for the release of new YA titles Anti/Hero from Kate Karyus Quinn (Another Little Piece), Demitra Lunetta (The Fade) and Maca Gil, and Lost Carnival: Dick Grayson by Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Suicide Squad Most Wanted) and Sas Milledge (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
- House ad in DC titles
- 11" by 17" promotional poster
- Review outreach: book trade outreach ahead of on-sale and wide outreach time to on-sale across print and digital media including mainstream/consumer, book, pop culture, entertainment, comic book, and family press and additional vertical outlets
- Talent interview outreach to print, digital and broadcast media across mainstream/consumer, book, pop culture, entertainment, comic book, and family press and additional vertical outreach
- Exclusive excerpt reveals and special features outreach
- Influencer outreach for MG/book/family blogs, BookTubers, Instagrammers etc. for reviews, talent Q&As and special features
- Regional/targeted publicity outreach for events and appearances
BookTubers, have you got your DC Comics contacts sorted out? They want you… and for retailers, these books are FOC'ing this weekend.
ANTI HERO TP
(W) Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitra Lunetta (A) Maca Gil
Piper Pájaro and Sloane MacBrute are two 13-year-old girls with very different lives but very similar secrets. Popular, outgoing Piper is strong-like, ripping-the-doors-off-cars strong. She longs to be a superhero, even if she tends to leave massive messes in her wake. Sloane, on the other hand, is snarky and super-smart. Like, evil-genius smart. To help her family, she has to put those smarts to use for her villainous grandfather.
When a mission to steal an experimental technological device brings the two girls face to face with each other, the device sparks-and the two girls switch bodies! Now they must live in each other's shoes as they figure out a way to switch back. Anti/Hero is a story that explores what makes a hero, how one can find friendship where it's unexpected, and what it means to walk in another person's shoes…literally!
Authors Kate Karyus Quinn (Another Little Piece, The Show Must Go On) and Demitria Lunetta (The Fade, Bad Blood) make their graphic novel debut alongside artist Maca Gil and introduce two new and exciting DC characters!In Shops: Apr 08, 2020 Final Orders Due: Jan 06, 2020 SRP: $9.99
LOST CARNIVAL A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL TP
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Sas Milledge
Before he met Batman, Dick Grayson discovered the power of young love-and its staggering cost-at the magical Lost Carnival.
Haly's traveling circus no longer has the allure of its glamorous past, but it still has one main attraction: the Flying Graysons, a family of trapeze artists featuring a teenage Dick Grayson. The only problem is that Dick loathes spending his summers performing tired routines for dwindling crowds.
When the Lost Carnival opens nearby and threatens to pull Haly's remaining customers, Dick is among those drawn to its nighttime glow. But there are ancient forces at work at the Lost Carnival, and when Dick meets the mysterious Luciana and her nomadic family, he may be too mesmerized to recognize the danger ahead.
Beneath the carnival's dazzling fireworks, Dick must decide between who he is and who he wants to be-choosing either loyalty to his family history or a glittering future with new friends and romance. Author Michael Moreci and illustrator Sas Milledge will suspend readers from a tightrope in this graphic novel, redefining Dick Grayson for a new generation.In Shops: Apr 29, 2020 Final Orders Due: Jan 06, 2020 SRP: $16.99