Gotham High #1
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Gotham High #1

Writer: Melissa De La Cruz Artist: Thomas Pitilli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 1, 2020 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
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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 more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Apr 8, 2020

    You can also keep chocolate and peanut butter separate and never know the bliss of a perfect combination. The choice in the end is always up to you. The question is whether or not you want to miss out on a great treat just because it has new ingredients. So, what's your answer? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 8, 2020

    Combining the thrills of superheroism with the frustrations of high school, 'Gotham High' is the perfect teen drama in graphic novel form. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Apr 12, 2020

    It was an enjoyable story with powerful art, so I do recommend it, particularly if you like Batman like I do. I haven't read a bad Bat-book in this line yet! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Apr 7, 2020

    It is, again, just the nature of the genre - are you writing something for a teen-and-up audience set in a high school, or a young reader book about high schoolers? If you’re itching for something that feels a bit younger, Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo’s Teen Titan books might be a solid alternative, or Sarah Kuhn, Nicole Goux, and Cris Peter’s stellar Shadow of the Batgirl. That's not to take away from Gotham High which is a genuinely fun read, however - I powered through this in one sitting an had an absolute blast, and would read just about any high school/college-aged DC lineup by this team in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 12, 2020

    When all is said and done Gotham Highdelivers a passable tale that feels like it banks to highly on its characters names to get by. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 15, 2020

    Ultimately, the biggest problem of Gotham High is its plot. While the art by Thomas Pitulli is effective, in a gritty way that makes the characters feel more like participants in a noir film than in a teen drama, it mires them in a dull love triangle plotline that never quite goes anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Apr 7, 2020

    Don't bother with this comic. Even if things weren't financially tough on everyone everywhere, this story would never be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Michaelbn Apr 8, 2020

    Let's make Batman Chinese because I'm from Eastern Asia. Wut?

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    RedKSuperman Apr 23, 2020

    If you're running low on toilet paper, never fear there are a lot of unsold copies of this comic.

  • 3.0
    Nihilist Apr 22, 2020

    Oh my... it took me about a week to get through this book, because every page was so painful to read, it's unbelievable. Yeah, it's an elseworld tale, so ultimately it's irrelevant and harmless, but what matters to me in this case is not creative liberties the author took, but rather the awful plot and pitifully shallow characters, naturally, like in most teenage novels, intertwined in a pitiful love triangle.

    I get it, comic industry is having hard time making money, modern mainsteam audiences hardly read anything longer than a damn Tweet, let alone a graphic novel, so DC is trying to diversify its line with books made for completely different audiences and demographics, with completely different results. I can't blame them for more

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