DC Heroes Star as Junior Detectives

With 2016 marking the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman’s comic debut in December 1941, we’re bound to see her receive a lot of attention. One of the newest and unexplored forms is that of a young Diana Prince, student solving mysteries with her classmates, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, at their alma mater, Ducard Academy, a prep school for gifted middle school students.

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced their acquisition to a three-part series of illustrated novels, “DC Comics: Secret Hero Society”. The first of these novels, Study Hall of Justice, will be released in February 2016. It will be published under the Scholastic BookFiles brand, which is aimed at a younger audience, grades 3-7.

Study Hall of Justice is written by Derek Fridolfs, and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen. Fridolfs has previously collaborated with Nguyen on other DC projects, Batman: Li’l Gotham and Justice League Beyond, receiving Eisner Award-nominations for their previous work together.

According to the synopsis by Scholastic, “In Study Hall of Justice, young Bruce Wayne is the new kid at Ducard Academy, a prep school for gifted middle school students. Bruce finds out pretty quickly that he doesn’t fit in: the faculty seems to not just encourage villainous behavior from its students, but reward it. Bruce makes friends with two other outsiders, farm boy Clark Kent and the regal Diana Prince. They soon discover that not only are the kids here special, they all seem super. The three band together to form a detective squad to find out why all of these extraordinary kids have been brought together at Ducard Academy, and to see just what the faculty is plotting. They’ll try their best to solve the case, but just because you’re heroic, it doesn’t mean you get to stay up past eleven.”

The second “Secret Hero Society” novel will be published in spring 2017 and will see the addition of more DC Comics favorite characters, such as Victor Stone (Cyborg) and Arthur Curry (Aquaman). The third “Secret Hero Society” is set to be published in spring 2018.

Secret Hero Society Book 1
Secret Hero Society Book 1 – Study Hall of Justice.


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