Two new graphic novels for young adults have been announced by DC – Teen Titans: Robin and Constantine: Distorted Illusions. First reported by IGN, both series are written by Kami Garcia, who has enjoyed a string of hits on the DC YA frontline with the Teen Titans OGN.
In Constantine: Distorted Illusions, a teenage version of the Hellblazer takes center stage – alongside his punk rock band, Mucus Membrane.
Originally introduced in Hellblazer # 11 by Jamie Delano and Richard Piers-Rayner, Mucus Membrane was Constantine’s band he had when he was a teenager with his friend / guitarist Gary Lester. They often performed at a place in Newcastle called the Casanova Club, supported by a bassist named Les, a drummer named Beano, and an anonymous keyboardist.
The group is revised somewhat for Distorted Illusions, which follows Constantine as he discovers the dark arts while joining the group in the United States. The anonymous women on the cover are two of the members of Mucus Membrane.
Isaac Goodheart draws Constantine: Distorted Illusions, after working on DC YA’s previous book, Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale.
Teen Titans: Robin de Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo will feature both the original Robin, Dick Grayson, as well as the most recent Boy Wonder – Damian Wayne. One is Batman’s adopted son and the other is actually his biological son.
Teen Titans: Robin will be the fourth book in the YA Teen Titans series, following Garcia and Picolo’s Raven, Beast Boy and Beast Boy Loves Raven.
According to IGN, the two Teen Titans: Robin and Constantine: Distorted Illusions will feature in DC solicitations in January 2021. Look for those coming soon to Newsarama.
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