Batman: Overdrive tells the story of how a young, pre-Batman Bruce Wayne came to build the Batmobile while still processing the pain and guilt of his parents’ death, and how he comes to understand that he doesn’t have to walk through life on his own.
Driven to solve the mystery of his parents’ murders, teenage loner Bruce Wayne hones his detective and combat skills as he scours the underbelly of Gotham looking for clues. Feeling responsible, Bruce is eager to find someone to pin the blame on so he can absolve himself of the guilt he feels. His quest for freedom while still clinging to the past is revealed in his effort to rebuild his dad’s first car. Finding the correct parts forces Bruce to open himself up to new friendships and challenges, ultimately leading him to what he desires most: freedom!
Batman: Overdrive by writer Shea Fontana and artist Marcelo DiChiara is a heartfelt story touching on the importance of friendship, trust, and forgiveness.
An alternative Batman origin story
The early relationship between Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Selina Kyle (Catwoman)
A fast-paced adventure with heart and strong character moments
Written by Shea Fontana, who successfully launched the DC Super Hero Girls comics
Marketing: Part of extensive marketing campaign for the launch of DC Books for Young Readers, with $500k marketing budget
Physical galleys made available for libraries, independent bookstores and retailers
Local author book signing events
Digital galleys available on Edelweiss and NetGalley
Trade advertising campaign including Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness and Booklist
In-book advertising and national print and online advertising: Facebook, Goodreads, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness
Ingram and Baker & Taylor graphic novel supplements
Promotion on dccomics.com; goodreads.com
Promotion through DC Comics social media and DC Kids accounts (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)
E-blasts with links to digital galleys sent to bookstores, libraries and media
Excerpts made available on DOGOBooks
Goodreads and Bookish giveaways
Promotional co-op allowance
Promotional posters available
Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage.
Extensive online support including EW, USA Today, PopMatters, IGN, CBR, and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites
Trade review campaign including Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Horn Book Review
Author Website: www.sheafontana.com