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The Sensational Character Find Of 2014: Bookworm Returns In ‘Gotham Academy’ #2

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Listen, Gotham Academy: I already liked you. You had me hooked from the very first promise of teen boarding school drama in a city full of supervillains with Batman showing up to try to reach these kids. That is exactly what I am into in virtually every way, and with the first issue being as good as it was, you didn't have to sell me on the series any harder than you already did.

But then you brought back Bookworm, and cemented your place as the single best comic on the stands today.

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‘Gotham Academy’ #1 Gets An A++ (And Extra Credit For A Batman Appearance)

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Gotham Academy is exactly the comic book I want to read.

That probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been reading ComicsAlliance for any significant amount of time. I mean, if you made a list of the things I like seeing in my comics, then Batman, teenage mystery solvers, and high school drama set in a superhero universe are all things that are going to land pretty close to the top of the list, and those three elements form the exact core of Gotham Academy's premise. It's so perfectly designed to fit my very specific tastes that you'd actually have to work hard to combine them into something that I wouldn't like.

Because of that, it might be tempting to write off anything nice I have to say about the book, but trust me: this first issue of Gotham Academy is great, not just because it's got a bunch of stuff I want to see, but because Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Geyser, and Dave McCaig, have produced one of the most solid starts of the year.

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DC’s Newest Heroines Olive & Maps Get The Grand Tour In ‘Gotham Academy’ #1 [Preview]

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Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's Gotham Academy is the comic I never knew I wanted until it was announced, and every moment since then has been an eternity of waiting for it to actually hit shelves. Now, with the book set for release this Wednesday, we are finally on the verge of living in a world where there is a high school adventure drama that also has Batman in it.

If, however, you can't wait, then I have some good news. Today, DC released a five-page preview of the new series, in which our lead characters, Olive SIlverlock and Maps Mizoguchi, take a tour of the ominous and imposing Gotham Academy, before immediately being caught in an equally ominous and imposing thunderstorm. Because of course there's a thunderstorm; heavy rain and blood-red skies are the only two types of weather allowed in Gotham City.

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Karl Kerschl’s Hello Kitty Comic Is Adorable, Raises Even More Questions About Her Species

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In case you haven't been keeping up on the anniversary celebrations of your favorite Japanese cuteness icons, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. To celebrate the occasion, Sanrio -- which has recently been pretty cagey about whether or not Hello Kitty is actually a cat -- put out a hardcover featuring artists from all over the world, with comics celebrating 40 years of adorability.

One such creator was Karl Kerschl, the artist of the upcoming Gotham Academy, who contributed a sci-fi-inspired three-page strip that is absolutely delightful. There's just one problem: The third page was rejected by Sanrio for implying that Hello Kitty is actually a cat.

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Gotham Academy: Becky Cloonan’s Super Cool Hero Portraits, Character Breakdowns and Guerrilla Marketing

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I don't think it's possible for the staff of ComicsAlliance to get more excited for Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's Gotham Academy than we already are, but if there's one thing that could do it, it's seeing the characters for the new book in a set of brand-new promo images drawn by Cloonan. Today, that's exactly what we've got, so prepare yourself, because they are fantastic.

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Soon All Comics Will Be Batman: DC Announces Arkham Manor, Gotham Academy And Digital-First Bat-Manga Translation

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Between three monthly titles, a spot in the Justice League, an ongoing weekly series in print and an ongoing weekly digital-first series, you might be under the woefully mistaken impression that there were enough comics about Batman going around to satisfy everyone's needs. If you are, then you, my friend, are wrong. We always need more Batman. And apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so.

Today, DC Comics announced not one, but three new Batman comics, set to be released soon: Arkham Manor by Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal, Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, and a digital-first collection of Jiro Kuwata's Bat-Manga, translated and reprinted in its entirety for the first time since it was originally published in Japan in 1966.

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Ubisoft Announces New ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brahman’ Graphic Novel By Fletcher, Kerschl And Stewart [SDCC 2013]

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Ubisoft has announced that Cameron StewartKarl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher are teaming for Assassin’s Creed : Brahman, the latest comic set in the AC universe following 2011's The Fall and 2013's The Chain.

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New ‘Fables Encyclopedia’ And ‘Fairest’ OGN Coming This Fall

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Followers of Bill Willingham's expanding Fables universe are in luck this fall: in addition to the monthly release of Vertigo's ongoing Fables and Fairest titles, USA Today has announced the release of a proper Fables Encyclopedia featuring annotations from scholarly expert, Jess Nevins, plus release details for

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Link Ink: New ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Footage, ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Comics and the Iron Scooter

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Movies: The Australian trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man contains a bit of new footage.

Anime: Funimation has announced a big product rollout for 2012, including a new app and tons of Tenchi.

Movies: Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner has seen Dredd, a

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Dark Horse Unveils New ‘House of Night’ Comic Book Teaser and Sketches [Video]

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Starting November 9, the team of writer Kent Dalian, artists Joelle Jones and Karl Kerschl and cover artist Jenny Frison will bring all new stories from the world of P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast's New York Times best selling novel series to life with House of Night #1. The first issue in the ongoing com

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