Exclusive first look at the villains in E. Lockhart’s flute: A new Gotham City hero

Introduction to the villains in E. Lockhart’s
‘Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero’

Whistle: A new Gotham city hero introduces readers to the new comic book hero Willow Zimmerman, and the brave sixteen-year-old has something to say. In her great DC debut and origin story, Whistle take a closer look at the daily life of Gotham teenager and superhero Willow and her loyal dog friend, Lebowitz, in the unexplored Down River neighborhood.

When she’s not on the streets protesting City Hall’s neglect of her run-down Gotham neighborhood, Willow’s nights at the local dog home. But just as much as she does for the world around her, she struggles at home and takes care of her sick mother. Without health insurance and money running out, a desperate Willow gets connected to the estranged family friend E. Nigma ex-addict, party promoter and real estate magnate. Nigma opens the door to an easier life and offers Willow a new job hosting his glamorous private poker nights with Gotham City’s elite. Now Willow can afford critical medical treatments for his mother. Besides, the job gives her a taste of the high life she’s never had … but is it more than she had expected?

And what is a hero without her villains?

In this exclusive first look, Whistle offers a new take on classic villains E. Nigma / The Riddler, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc. But are the modern versions of these villains any match for a young girl from Gotham with brand new superpowers, big ambitions and an even bigger dog?

The upcoming young adult graphic novel is written by New York Times best-selling author E. Lockhart (Real scams, we were liars) with art by Manuel Preitano (Oracle Code). E. Lockhart is known for his books Again again and Times bestseller and LA Times Book Prize finalist Real scams. Her novel Frankie Landau-Bank’s eerie story was a Printz Honor book and a finalist in the National Book Award. Whistle is her first graphic novel.

“I love the gallery of the Gotham City villain, and it was a challenge to pick the villains who would be the best dark mirrors for Whistle’s heroism. I chose Riddler because I love riddles and puns, and gave him a backstory that connects him with “My hero’s family story. He’s a complex villain with a sweet side readers may not have seen before! Poison Ivy is a villain who crusades for something she believes in,” he said. Whistle: A new Gotham city hero author E. Lockhart. “As an academic and activist (of the most destructive kind), she acts both as a mentor and antagonist for Whistle And Killer Croc-ja, a girl with dog-related superpowers would of course go against a crocodile man! And my version of Croc, like Whistle, sees itself as a protector of their Down River neighborhood. Only Croc protects it by going on murder, while Whistle uses more positive methods. “

Whistle: A new Gotham city hero will be available digitally and at participating bookstores on Tuesday, September 7th.


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