Alex Sanchez has published eight novels, including Rainbow Boys, Bait, and the Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. Julie Maroh is a French writer and illustrator of graphic novels. They wrote and illustrated the New York Times bestselling Blue Is the Warmest Color about the life and love of two young lesbians, which has been adapted into an award-winning film. In You Brought Me The Ocean (DC Comics) Alex Sanchez and illustrator Julie Maroh tell a new coming-out romance and origin story for Aqualad. Jake Hyde doesn’t swim–not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Yet he yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown for a college on the coast. His best friend, Maria, however, wants nothing more than to stay in the desert, and Jake’s mother encourages him to always play it safe. But Jake’s is attracted to Kenny Liu, swim team captain and rebel against conformity and then Jake secretly applies to the University of Miami. It turns out that Jake is full of secrets, including the strange blue markings on his skin that glow when in contact with water. What powers will he find when he searches for his identity, and will he turn his back to them?