According to Comics Beat, DC Comics licensing agreement with publishing powerhouse Scholastic are planning a series of books aimed at young readers.
Torsten Adair of Comics Beat states that the joint publishing venture will release what appears to be a comics/chapter book hybrid series by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen (Of Lil’ Gotham fame) under the brand name “Secret Hero Society” with the specific release “Study Hall of Justice” set for release next year.
A description of the project is as follows:
“Being the new kid at school is tough, especially when your school is called Doomvale Academy and your name is Bruce Wayne. There’s a gang of jokers roaming the halls, a muscle-headed kid named Bane wants to beat you up, and your headmaster Hugo Strange seems really, well, strange.
This inventive novel follows young Bruce Wayne and his friends Clark (Superman) and Diana (Wonder Woman) as they start a Junior Detective Agency to investigate their teachers and find out what’s going on behind closed doors at Doomvale Academy, all before recess.
This all-new story presents a twist on the idea of junior sleuths, using comics, journalentries, and doodles to reimagine Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as three students in the same school. They’ll try their best to solve their case, but just because you’re faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, it doesn’t mean you get to stay up past eleven.”
While DC has yet to verify the series, the report states that it is not uncommon for advance solicits of this sort to be released ahead of an official announcement.
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