Tuesday, July 06, 2010

DC Comics and Capstone Collaborate on New "Super-Pets" Book Series!

 
DC Comics and Capstone Collaborate on New Books Starring Pets of our Favorite Super Heroes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 6, 2010 – Capstone imprint Picture Window Books, children’s publisher of illustrated fiction and nonfiction, has signed with DC Comics to create DC Super-Pets, a new series of leveled chapter books. The project will last through fall 2012 and ultimately produce 24 new titles for young readers.

Debuting in January 2011 with six titles, DC Super-Pets pairs new stories by Picture Window Books authors with original art by DC Comics illustrator and Eisner Award winner Art Baltazar. The full-color chapter books introduce readers to the super-strong, super-fast, and super-smart pets of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, who also work night and day to fight crime and evil in the DC Universe. The series will be available in the trade and school library markets.

“It’s been exciting to collaborate with DC Comics from the beginning of this project, developing the new characters and story lines together. Who knew that our favorite Super Heroes were such pet lovers? From pets with super speed to X-ray vision, DC Super-Pets is a fun series that is definitely going to amuse and entertain young readers,” said Lori Benton, General Manager/Publisher of Capstone Fiction.

This is the second project Capstone and DC Comics have collaborated on in recent history. The publishers launched a successful partnership in 2008 under Capstone’s Stone Arch Books imprint to publish DC Super Heroes, an original book series based around DC Comics’ iconic characters BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and WONDER WOMAN, and coming in Spring 2011 GREEN LANTERN and the FLASH.

DC Super-Pets series:


-Heroes of the High Seas
-The Fastest Pet on Earth
-Midway Monkey Madness
-Pooches of Power!
-Royal Rodent Rescue
-Super Hero Splash Down

Pages: 56
Hardcover List: $22.65
Hardcover S/L: $16.99
Paperback: $4.95
Interest Level: 1 – 3
Reading Level: 2
Trim Size: 5.75 x 8.25

All characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics 2010. All Rights Reserved.

About Capstone

Capstone is the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, Capstone Digital, and Heinemann-Raintree. Visit us at www.CapstonePub.com.

About DC Comics

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and the SANDMAN. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. Visit DC Comics’ website at www.DCComics.com for more information.
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