Review: Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East Endcomes 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, 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, 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!

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

This was a really cool and different take on Batman’s younger life. Lots of POC rep which I honestly loved seeing. The story was cool, Melissa did a great job bringing this to life and I loved Thomas’s art style! It worked really well for this!

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1Publisher’s Weekly, and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages includingAlex and Eliza, The Descendants, The Witches of East End, and Blue Bloods. Her more than 30 books have also topped the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and have been published in over 20 countries.

Thomas Pitilli is an illustrator and comic book artist living in his native land of Brooklyn, NY. His work can be found in the series Riverdale from Archie Comics. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, as well as many others. When not making art, Thomas enjoys music, museums and summertime in NYC.

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