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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!
This graphic novel takes the famous and iconic Batman characters and reimagines them as young adults; trying to survive the murky waters of high school – which we all know can be very unforgiving!
And like all the young adult books that we are so accustomed to; there are some, if not all predictive cliché that we would come toe expect, even with our beloved comic characters! But it is the author’s own interpretation to the characters that will capture your attention and never let go!
In this new DC YA Comic; Bruce Wayne is half Asian and Alfred (the butler!) is now Bruce’s gay uncle, who is married. Awesome isn’t it? These facts pretty much cemented my interest in the comic, immediately!
Now that Bruce Wayne is back in Gotham City – and when a young man, a classmate of Bruce is kidnapped for ransom while wearing Bruce’s jacket, he knows that things are going to get dicey but even he wouldn’t have been able to imagine not predict how and where the solution to the mystery would lead him to!
So, beyond the wonderfully diverse representation – the plotline is quite straightforward, if not predictable – but it is the artwork that gives off the mysterious vibes and captures the attention of the reader + makes this new comic series worth your time and keep an eye out for future volumes!
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.
Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.