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Publisher Random House recently announced that YA authors will publish official young adult novels featuring some of the very iconic DC Comics superhero characters starting in 2017. Wonder Woman will be written by Leigh Bardugo, Batman will be written by Marie Lu, Superman will be written by Matt de la Peña, and Catwoman will be written by Sarah J. Maas.
These four authors have a wide fan-base and popular novels that are internationally known and enjoyed by many readers.
Matt de la Peña won the Newbery Medal in 2016 for his book Last Stop on Market Street, Leigh Bardugo wrote the New York Times Bestselling Grisha Trilogy, Marie Lu is best known for her dystopian Legend series, and Sarah J. Maas is the writer of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Throne of Glass series.
Another recent publication from Random House titled, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, is also superhero themed. It’s the first book in the new middle-grade book series by Lisa Yee which introduces readers to female superheroes of the DC Comics universe during their high school years, where they come to discover their full potential and powers.
Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President, Publisher of the Random House Books for Young Readers Group shared the excitement about the upcoming series stating that:
“Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and Catwoman have been fan favorites for so long, and it is an incredible honor for us to now have this group of acclaimed young adult authors become part of the legacy—and we know there is a vast audience of teen and adult readers worldwide who will join in our excitement.”
The four YA themed novels will feature one DC Comics superhero icon and the story will grasp themes of good vs. evil, coming-of-age romance, and Super Heroes that are determined to achieve seemingly impossible dreams. The first book,Wonder Woman, will be released at the end of August 2017, followed by Batman, Superman, and Catwoman.