Gotham High

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives.

After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents’ murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.

When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight–but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes … and where everyone is a suspect.

With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies–all within the hallways of Gotham High!

DC Comics April 7, 2020

What did I think?

I was nearly jumping up and down when I opened this package from DC comics. I’m pretty psyched about getting the chance to review this new series.

I loved that this series includes diversity and that while the story line is familiar it’s not predictable. I was hooked from the premise alone – putting the Joker, Batman, and Cat Woman all in the same high school. This is the be all end all of origin stories. It’s not just their personalities that have them end up as super heroes or super villains, it’s the circumstances of their upbringing and social status that tip the scales one way or the other.

YA author Melissa de la Cruz knocked this story out of the park. She shows how wealth and jealousy can bring out the worst in people. Artist Thomas Pitilli delivers with art that captures the story honestly, and with picture perfect clarity of the characters and their intentions.

This is a YA graphic novel series that I think both teens and adults will enjoy.

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