SDCC 2017: YA Authors Discuss DC Icons Series

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is upon us and yesterday YA authors Leigh Bardugo (Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Marie Lu (Batman: Nightwalker), andMatt de la Peña (the forthcoming Superman novel) were in attendance to discuss their adaptations of some monumental DC superheroes for the DC Icons series.

From publisher Penguin Random House, the DC Icons series features coming-of-age novels on Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and Catwoman during their teen years.

Bardugo explains that she grew on Wonder Woman through Lynda Carter and that she fell in love with the character, then out of love, and then back in love again with her as an adult. “She means a lot to me, she means a lot to a lot of people. And I think it’s because she’s not just strong, she’s kind and we live in a world that could use a little more compassion with all that strength so it was a real pleasure to write her,” she said.

For more watch the full panel below:

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy.

Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the Legend series.

Matt de la Peña is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal. He has also written numerous YA books including The Hunter, The Living, and I Will Save You.

For more on the DC Icons series click HERE.

Nicole C
Nicole C
Nicole is the Features Editor for The Workprint. She may or may not be addicted to coffee, audiobooks, and sci-fi.

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