DC Comics Announces Two More Bat Titles for October

The Batman family of comics is growing larger with two new comics announced today by DC Comics through Entertainment Weekly. First up is Arkham Manor, where Wayne Manor gets made over into the “local psycho dungeon.” After some inmates wind up dead, things get going. The series is written by Gerry Duggan with art by Shawn Crystal. The series is out October 22.

When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice?

Gotham Academy is the other series, written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl. The series is out October 1, and is a teen drama set in Gotham’s most prestigious prep school. Bruce Wayne is a benefactor, and we can expect other familiar characters to show up.

Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? Is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?

It’s nice to see DC Comics break out of the mold a bit, especially with the latter series which sounds like it might have been influenced by some recent break out indie comic successes. Check out the art released for both below.

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