The world of Young Adult and Middle-Grade bookstore sales is the current holy grail of comic book publishing, a market offering seemingly limitless sales potential dominated by giants like Raina Telgemeier and Dav Pilkey. DC has been making an impressive effort at breaking into that market, and at New York Comic Con Saturday, the publisher held its Super-Powered YA: DC Reads for Your #TBR Pile panel. We don’t know what a hashtag TBR pile is, but it’s got a hashtag so the kids definitely do, and that’s all that matters.
At the panel, writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo showed off art from their next Teen Titans graphic novel, Teen Titans: Beast Boy. The book is a follow-up to the Teen Titans: Raven, which has recently been burning up the sales charts. The book explores Beast Boy’s early teen years before becoming a superhero. DC sent out a press release so those of us too far away or too old to attend the panel can enjoy it too.
Check out the art below. Teen Titans: Beast Boy will debut in 2020.