Sure, schools may be closed right now, but enrollment is still open at Gotham High. DC’s next graphic novel for young adult readers is due in stores soon, and the publisher has provided a new trailer for the book. It’s a different take on the Batman mythos, to be sure, what with Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, Harvey Dent, and
the Joker “Jack Napier“ being recast as high school classmates, but sometimes it’s nice to get a fresh spin on an old property.
If you have teens looking into a new comic to read, or want something a little off the beaten path for yourself, check out the trailer and details below.
SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION: DC DEBUTS OFFICIAL BOOK TRAILER FOR GOTHAM HIGH
New Young Adult Graphic Novel by New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz and Artist Thomas Pitilli Hits Stores Everywhere Books are Sold April 7
Available to Pre-Order Now
Staying in? Looking for a new read? DC has your #TBR (To Be Read) pile covered with Gotham High, a new young adult (YA) graphic novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, one of the most popular voices in YA literature, with stunning illustrations from Riverdale comics artist Thomas Pitilli. The book hits stores and online retailers everywhere books are sold on April 7, and today, DC debuted the official book trailer.
In Gotham High, del la Cruz and Pitilli bring their signature style to DC to put a contemporary twist on Gotham City, following Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, and Jack Napier, and more classic Batman characters, in high school, before they take on their iconic mantles. Complete with love triangles, epic parties, and betrayals at every turn, Gotham High is a thrilling teen drama.
The graphic novel is available to pre-order now. See below for the official synopsis.
From Melissa de la Cruz, 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.
After being kicked out of his boarding school, 17-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, previously 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—or 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 evocative 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!
Gotham High will hit shops on April 7. You can pre-order the book now.