Looks like both The Flash and Supergirl are popular enough with the younger generation to warrant new stories – now in novel form! According to Entertainment Weekly, both series have commissioned middle-grade reading level books that are set to come out this Fall.
The Flash: Hocus Pocus takes place in an alternate version of the third season, in which Barry did not create Flashpoint. The villain of the novel is the eponymous Hocus Pocus, who has the power to control the minds of others. Barry Allen falls under that very dangerous spell, and soon the protector of Central City becomes a weapon that can be used against its citizens. Can Team Flash help their friend before he does something unthinkable? Acclaimed young adult author Barry Lyga is writing the book, which will be out on October 3rd of this year.
Supergirl: Age Of Atlantis is by Jo Whittemore (The Silverskin Legacy) and concerns Kara Danvers dealing with a humanoid sea creature that has been captured by the DEO. What does he want with National City and how is he connected to the recent surge of metahumans?
ABRAMS children’s books is the publisher behind both Hocus Pocus and Age Of Atlantis. “We’re big fans of The Flash and Supergirl TV shows at ABRAMS,” Andrew Smith, the senior vice president and publisher, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be working with Warner Bros., the shows’ production teams, and super-fan authors Barry Lyga and Jo Whittemore to introduce two epic new series featuring original adventures not seen on TV for the DC Super Heroes… These new stories expand upon the hit television shows in exciting new ways, and we can’t wait for fans and new readers to experience them!”
Hocus Pocus isn’t the first novel connected to The Flash television series, as Susan & Clay Griffith previously published The Haunting of Barry Allen, which took place during the second season, through Titan Books. Hopefully Hocus Pocus will be just as good – and have as many heartwarming moments between Team Flash and between Barry and Iris.