First Look at “Dear Super-Villains” Book Cover

DC just revealed the cover for the highly anticipated “Dear Super-Villains” middle grade graphic novel by author Michael Northrop (TombQuest) and artist Gustavo Duarte.

“Dear Super-Villains” is the sequel to Michael Northrop and Gustavo Duarte’s smash hit “Dear Justice League” that debuted in 2019 and is perfect for readers 8-12.

While “Dear Justice League” featured the world’s greatest Super Heroes answering fan mail from young fans, “Dear Super-Villains” features the Legion of Doom answering questions from curious kids.

Fans wanting to gear up for the sequel can tune into DC Kids FanDome at on September 12 where the entire “Dear Justice League” graphic novel will be available to read for free via the DC Kids comics reader for 24 hours only.

Dear Super-Villains
Written by Michael Northrop
Illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
Lettered by Wes Abbott
Colored by Cris Peter
On sale everywhere books are sold on April 6, 2021
Available to pre-order now
MSRP: $9.99

Peek inside the lives of DC’s infamous rogues in DEAR SUPER-VILLAINS, the sequel to DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, where curious kids write to notorious scoundrels, asking them about life on the dark side.

How did Gorilla Grodd get so smart? Did Harley Quinn ever try a career in comedy? Why does Catwoman always lose to Batman?

Each chapter highlights members of the Legion of Doom in a sympathetic way that is relatable to kids. But look closely and you may notice the baddies are up to something big! Will the Justice League show up in time to stop them? You’ll have to write in to the Tip-line of Evil to find out!

About the Author & Artist:

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of Scholastic’s new 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 baseball editor.

Gustavo Duarte is a Brazilian cartoonist, graphic designer, and 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!, Có!, 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 Kids FanDome and how to Read Dear Justice League at the event:
On September 12 for 24 hours only, young fans around the world can read the entire Dear Justice League graphic novel for FREE via the DC Kids Comics Reader at DC Kids FanDome. It’s a great way to gear up for the sequel!

DC Kids FanDome is the kid-friendly virtual companion event to DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse that celebrates all things DC – comics, film, movies, games, TV and more! The 24-hour festivities kick off at 10:00a.m. PT on September 12 and DC Kids FanDome can be accessed via a separate web address at