Article by Adam Poncharoensub
In the midst of this worldwide pandemic, while we’re all hunkering in self-quarantine to stay as healthy as possible, the world is reacting in responsible ways by closing several businesses and cancelling huge events that bring us joy. However, there’s one thing that will continue to move forward in spite of everything: comic books. New Comic Book Day is almost upon us and, though we should be careful to visit our local comic book store, we still have the option to grab digital copies, if you are a carrier or you have a compromised immune system.
New Comic Book Day
Take a look:
Over in periodicals, we’ve got quite the slate this week, with titles for whichever mood you’re in (doom and gloom, seeking horror-filled escapism, or just needing some dang comedic relief).
Yes, before you ask, it’s a coincidence that DCeased: Unkillables #2 is hitting shelves next Wednesday. We’ve been preparing for this Anti-Life Equation since Summer 2019.
And it’s also a coincidence that the GCPD is Jokerized on the cover of Batman #91. “The Joker War” has been creeping up on Batman for months. We need a hero like Batman (or even Harley Quinn??) at a time like this! (Check out Eric Lee’s review on Batman #90 here)
Robin’s Turning 80
If you’re in the mood for something a little less “the world around me” and something more “take me away from all this” we’ve got the oversized Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, the second issue of Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen’s Plunge (ok, ok it’s horror… you can’t escape!), or the perfect getaway-from-everyday comic Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #9.
All books will hit stores and digital shelves on new comic book day, March 18, 2020.
There’s also one more new interesting title for your younger loved ones or for the young at heart.
Teenage Batman, Joker, and Catwoman
Get ready for a re-imagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers with Gotham High, DC’s new YA graphic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.
Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, high schoolers Bruce, Selina, and Jack did whatever it took to satisfy their own self-interested motives — even if it destroyed the ones they loved in the process. Melissa de la Cruz makes her graphic novel debut with Gotham High, a thrilling, original tale that introduces teen readers (ages 13-17) to an entirely new Bruce Wayne.
With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, Gotham High is just as intoxicating as it is chilling and follows Bruce as he navigates the highs and lows of high school, making friends and enemies at every turn.
After being kicked out of 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 Gotham High School with a flair for the dramatic and a thirst for danger, aided by class clown, Jack Napier. When a kidnapping rattles everyone at the school, Bruce seeks answers as he takes on the role of the dark and troubled knight…but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is as it seems at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes…and where everyone is a suspect.
Gotham High hits shelves on April 7th, 2020.
Remember to stay safe, wash your hands, and read comic books.
DKN wishes you and your loved ones well!
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment