DC Graphic Novels for Kids 

February 18, 2021

Starting with DC Superhero Girls in 2016, DC started releasing a new line of DC Graphic Novels for Kids. Some of these graphic novels have been absolutely brilliant! As a longtime comic book fan, I really enjoy how these delve into characters when they were kids. The  two I highlight below are my favorites that I’ve read so far. I really like how these are character studies on characters that are well established. What was it like growing up the only child on an island of women who are hundreds of years old? Diana: Princess of the  Amazons delves into this question. How was growing up in a family of world class magicians? Zatanna and the House of Secrets gives you a pretty good look. These books are fun and great reads for the entire  family!

Diana : Princess of the Amazons
Diana : Princess of the Amazons is a brilliant children’s book about Wonder Woman when she was the only child on Themyscira, the island home of the Amazons. Written by Shannon Hale, and Dean Hale with art by Victoria Ying. This book is an excellent introduction to  Wonder Woman. By starting this story in her formative years, you really get some insight into her character, and begins laying the  groundwork for the Hero she will become. The story is expertly crafted with very charming art that captures the ancient Greco Roman feel of the Amazon’s home. I really enjoyed this book, and hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Zatanna and the House of Secrets
Zatanna and the House of Secrets is a wonderful mystery and character study of Zatanna as a child! Written by Matthew Cody and Illustrated by Yoshi Yoshitani. Fun and mysterious! Zatanna the only child of Zatara, Master Magician! What is it like for Zatanna growing up with magic all around her? What secrets does Zatara hold? The biggest secret of them all might just be the history of the house they live in! Find out for yourself!

There is a growing list of DC Graphic Novels for Kids that are coming out – stories about Lois Lane, Green Lantern, Batgirl, and so many more! The ones I’ve read have been really fun and  insightful books. Often they are dealing with an important issue underlining the main story. With any children’s book, or book you want your kids to read, I suggest reading the book first yourself. That way if any questions come up, you can answer their questions and  share their enjoyment of the characters and stories. As always, we are also happy to answer any questions you may have when you stop by!

Article by Greg Burrow