Maverick and ZAG Heroes Team Up For A Series Of Miraculous™ Graphic Novels

Spots On! We’re pleased to announce that Ladybug and Cat Noir will be swooping in and joining the Maverick family in a series of new ‘Miraculous’ graphic novels, coming to your favorite bookstore in 2024!

We’ve partnered with global independent animation studio ZAG for a series of young adult Miraculous™ graphic novels to be published, coming to a bookstore near you in 2024!

Set in modern-day Paris, the globally loved Miraculous™ TV series, currently in its fifth season, follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, who magically transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir. For superhero movie fans everywhere, the animated blockbuster Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie, will launch on Netflix on July 28, 2023, and theatrically in select countries.

“Mad Cave Studios create some of the most fun and diverse comics on the market with masterful illustration,” said Lisa K. Foster, ZAG’s Senior Vice President, Licensing, North America. “With the combined pop culture fan base of both Miraculous and Mad Cave Studios, these graphic novels will be sure to excite and engage audiences everywhere.”

“With the rich character plots and mythical lore of the Miraculous TV series, Miraculous offers endless opportunities for Mad Cave to develop an exciting series of graphic novels that will appeal to the brand’s diverse fan base,” added Mark Irwin, VP of Business Development at Mad Cave Studios. “We’re delighted to welcome ZAG and the world of Miraculous to Mad Cave and our Papercutz and Maverick imprints.”

Be sure to keep up with Maverick on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest updates on our all-new Miraculous™ original graphic novels!

About Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir continues to be everyone’s favorite superhero story and has been ranked by IMDB amongst the Top 10 Best Animated Shows in the last 20 years. Available in over 120 countries, season five of the series is available across the globe and the highly anticipated superhero blockbuster Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie will launch in July 2023. With a core audience of 52% girls and 48% boys ages 6-12, and a massive fan base of young adult “Miraculers,” (ages 15-25), Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 35 billion views on YouTube (authorized and user-generated content); over 200 million downloads of the official app; and over 550 million+ plays on Roblox. Over 280 million products have been sold and retail sales have surpassed US$1B worldwide to date. Miraculous is the winner of 31 awards including Best Animated Series in the Kids Programming category at the 2023 Kidscreen Awards and a finalist for Best Licensed Brand among perennial classics in the Licensing International Excellence Awards, 2022 & 2023.

The 3D-CGI-animated superhero aspirational action-comedy series Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, created by ZAG and co-produced with Mediawan Kids & Family follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette, and Adrien, who magically transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir. As secret superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir are partners in the action. But in the daytime, Marinette is just a normal girl, living a normal life. Cat Noir will do anything to support and impress Ladybug but does not know this is Marinette from his class. Marinette, the regular girl, in turn dreams of Adrien and simply gets little response. When evil threatens Paris, their beloved City of Lights, can they beat the unexpected villains?

About ZAG
ZAG is a global independent entertainment studio specializing in world-class storytelling across TV, film, and digital platforms. ZAG’s foundation is rooted in compelling characters, limitless imagination, and masterful storytelling infused with original musical scores. The company is home to world-class entertainment properties under the ZAG HEROEZ label, including Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir as well as Ghostforce (2021). ZAG is also currently in production on Melody, an animated feature to star Katy Perry; and recently signed a 10-movie deal with Cross Creek Pictures. Visionary director and composer Jeremy Zag founded the ZAG Kids and Family Entertainment Group in France in 2009, further expanding the company to the USA in 2012 with the Global Brand Franchise office in Santa Monica, California. ZAG now has offices in Paris, London, Montreal, Santa Monica, Miami, Mexico, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, Dubai, and Shenzhen. ZAG’s Consumer Products Division includes the licensing and merchandising, gaming, promotions, and toy groups, and focuses on developing products and experiences beyond the screen into brands that inspire the new generation to discover their true character.


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