Thursday, August 22, 2019

DC Zoom's New Middle Grade Graphic Novel, 'Dear Justice League' Is Perfect for Fans of the Justice League Super Heroes + Reluctant Readers (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Full of feats, follies, and colorful illustrations, Dear Justice League gives readers the inside scoop into everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!

Recently we were sent the new middle grade graphic novel DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE for review.  My youngest, who has been my reluctant reader, is all about graphic novels, so was super excited when she saw the book arrive in the mail.  Not only was it a graphic novel, but it also featured her favorite DC Super Heroes.  So, it was a win-win for her, as she was super excited to sit and read her new book, and I didn't have to push her to read a book, as she was ready and willing to sit and read it cover to cover. :-)

About this book:

"The greatest heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans -- kids!


DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE is a new middle grade graphic novel from DC that stars DC's most iconic Super Heroes, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more.

New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop and artist Gustavo Duarte team up for their first DC project together to give readers the inside scoop on everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!  DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE flew onto shelves on August 6th, 2019.

Does Superman ever make mistakes?  What was Wonder Woman's eleventh birthday like?  Does Aquaman smell like fish?  In this new middle-grade graphic novel, iconic heroes are asked questions both big and small, and when they are not busy saving the world, the Justice League even finds time to respond.  Their honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid."


My daughter whizzed right through this middle grade graphic novel. She kept coming out to the kitchen to tell me all about what she was reading, and how this was not like any other graphic novel she had read. Not only was the story fun-filled with the super heroes doing what they do best, but my daughter loved how the heroes took time out to answer questions from their biggest fans.  

Some of the questions that were asked and answered where questions my daughter said she would have asked if given the opportunity.  My daughter really loved this graphic novel and hopes that more are released, so that she can start a little collection of them.  But, in the meantime, she has read this graphic novel a handful of times...and, we have only had it for about a week.  I don't see her getting bored with this graphic novel any time soon.

You can learn more about this new middle grade graphic novel by visiting  


About Michael Northrop:
Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of Scholastic’s news multi-platform series, TombQuest. His first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List selection. His first middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children’s books of the year by the New York Public Library and was selected for NPR’s Backseat Book Club. He is originally from Salisbury, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, where he mastered the arts of BB gun shooting, tree climbing, and field goal kicking with only moderate injuries. After graduating from NYU, he worked at Sports Illustrated Kids magazine for 12 years, the last five of those as a baseball editor.

About Gustavo Duarte:
Gustavo Duarte is a Brazilian cartoonist, graphic designer, ad comics creator and currently resides in São Paulo. For the last 20 years, Duarte’s cartoons and illustrations have been published in some of the most popular publications in Brazil. In 2009, Duarte began publishing his own comics like Monsters!, Co & Birds and others. In addition to his own works, Duarte has also written and illustrated comics for major publishers including DC (BIZARRO) and Marvel (Guardians of the Galaxy and Lockjaw), among others.

About DC Zoom:
DC Zoom is a new middle grade graphic novel line from DC and targets readers ages 8-12. The line introduces DC’s most iconic Super Heroes to a new generation of fans with stories told by some of most successful authors from the middle grade publishing space. DC Zoom titles are standalone stories, not part of DC’s ongoing continuity, and completely accessible to new readers who have no previous knowledge of DC characters. The stories focus on friends, family and growing up. The line launched in April 2019.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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