Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz - OPTIONAL

Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz, 180 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. DC Comics, 2020. $17.

Language: PG13 (16 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13



Bruce had escaped from his tragic memories when he was sent to boarding school, but being expelled forces Bruce to return, under guardianship of his uncle Alfred. With his return, Bruce is reintroduced to his friend Selina, not recognizing how much she has changed. Facing his past and being confronted with crime once again, Bruce starts to become the vigilante we know.

Even going into the story knowing that it’s a spin off from the typical Bruce Wayne backstory as a reimagining of the later Batman relationships put in a high school setting, some of the changes are disorienting. I had to ask google some questions to make sure my previous Batman knowledge wasn’t all a lie. The illustrations are superb, but I just don’t love how this Bruce is written. The mature content rating is for drug and alcohol use, partial nudity, implied sexual activity, and illegal activities; the violence rating is for bullying, blood, and suicide.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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