Comic Book Series
The Palette of 12 Secret Colors 1

Cover to The Palette of 12 Secret Colors vol. 1

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors is published by DC Comics under the CMX imprint. Current price per volume is $9.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 5: 18 Feb 2009

Current Issue[]

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 6: 23 Sep 2009

Next Issue[]

none scheduled


Tankōbon manga collection. Published quarterly.


Main Characters[]

Cello: A "palette" (or color magician) who can't seem to control her power to take the colors of the birds on her island and "paint" them onto different things. She can, however, do what no other palette can do- steal and paint objects from far away and write on objects with said colors.

Dr. Guell: The school doctor who helps Cello out whenever she messes up painting.

Yoyo: The bird that Cello was paired with when she became a palette.The bird has pink feathers.

Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Palettes: color magicians. Those who have the ability to take colors from whatever they touch and, paired with the birds of Opal, are famed for creating beautiful items.

Opal: A remote island in the south seas that is home to both the birds with the world's most beautiful feathers and palettes.

Recent Storylines[]

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 6[]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

WorldCat - ISBN 1401224318

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 5[]

WorldCat - ISBN 1401220266

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 4[]

WorldCat - ISBN 1401217796

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 3[]

WorldCat - ISBN 1401217710

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 2[]

WorldCat - ISBN 140121729X

A prince comes to Opal and Christmas is celebrated for the first time on the island. Also, we are taken to the past to see how Cello met her bird, Yoyo. And, during school vacation, Dr. Guell stays over at Cello's house with her family.

The Palette of 12 Secret Colors Vol. 1[]

WorldCat - ISBN 140121391X

We are introduced to Cello, a palette and student who is in danger of failing school because she cannot properly use her abilities. She and Dr.Guell, the school doctor, end up having two adventures together when first, her bird, Yoyo, gets stolen, and then when someone steals the birds from the island and frames her and the doctor.


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer/Artist/Creator/Covers: Nari Kusakawa.

Publishing History[]

Originally published in Japan.

First English language version published in 2007.

Order Codes[]

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Future Publication Dates[]

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