Static Shock, Harley Quinn, and Lois Lane Take Center Stage In New DC Comics YA Novels

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DC Comics is producing a series of young adult novels that are bringing “new takes” on some fan favorite characters. Static Shock, Harley Quinn, and Lois Lane are apparently “speaking truth to power” from a variety of writers and artists.

‘Static: Up All Night’ is a young adult novel written by Lamar Giles and is illustrated by Paris Alleyne.

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DC Universe describes the book on their website, “Virgil Hawkins has just gone through a bad break up. He can’t get over his ex, so his best friend Richie has an idea for how to distract him: attend a music festival in their city of Dakota. But wouldn’t you know it—his ex is in attendance. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles.”

‘The Strange Case of Harleen and Harley’ is a new story that gives an overhaul to the character. It is written by Melissa Marr with artwork from Jenn St-Onge.

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“When Harleen signs up to participate in a clinical research trial with her girlfriend, Pamela, the most she can hope for is extra cash in her wallet and a chance to get her anxiety under control. But what she gets instead are increasingly larger gaps in her memory and stolen mementos from some guy named Jack she’s never met. Soon, Harleen discovers she’s sharing her life with Harley—a take-no-prisoners, who-cares-about attendance, maybe-we-oughtta-save-the-bunnies kind of girl. She is the opposite of Harleen in many ways. She is anarchy in a cute dress. And in this Jekyll and Hyde story, Harleen discovers that maybe evil ain’t so bad—as long as she doesn’t get caught,” DC Univer said.

‘Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story’ is written by Sarah Kuhn with illustrations from Arielle Jovellanos and shows the intrepid journalist before she met Superman.

“When Lois uncovers a potentially explosive scandal, she must team up with the last person she’d expect to publish her own website for young women. And as Lois discovers who she really is and what she actually wants, she becomes embroiled in her own scandal that could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to create,” DC Comics said.

Fans can enjoy Lane’s tale on April 4, 2023, Quinn’s transformation on May 2, 2023, and Static’s next adventure on June 6, 2023.


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