Is Becky Cloonan's Gotham Academy The Batman Comic We've Been Waiting Years For?

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There have been many comic book pitches for kids/teenage reinventions of DC Comics characters at school. And they all seem to have fallen at the last hurdle. Lois Lane, Girl Reporter from Dean Trippe was a stand out. But there was also  Joe Casey's Justice League Academy…

Well, Gotham Academy, by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, has final made it through, a new comic series debuting in October, announced by EW.

a new monthly teen drama set at Gotham City's most prestigious prep school. (Bruce Wayne is a benefactor; other familiar characters may pop up in Academy's twisted, teenybopping universe.)

It is also joined by Arkham Manor, written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Shawn Crystal.

 In Arkham Manor, stately Wayne Manor gets made over into the local psycho dungeon, and, perhaps predictably, some inmates wind up dead.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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