UPDATE 6/30/2014 9:58 AM PT: DC Comics has posted official synopses both for "Gotham Academy" and "Arkham Manor."
Welcome to GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students!
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?
GOTHAM ACADEMY, written by Eister-Award-nominated Becky Cloonan (DEMO) along with Brenden Fletcher and illustrated by Karl Kerschl, arrives on October 1st. It’s a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham's past...
And Arkham’s madness comes home in ARKHAM MANOR! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men). 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? ARKHAM MANOR arrives on October 22nd.
Entertainment Weekly reports that DC Comics has two new Batman-themed ongoing series slated for October: Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" and Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy."
"Arkham Manor" -- written by Duggan and with art by Crystal -- follows the story of Wayne Manor's makeover into the new Arkham Asylum, while "Gotham Academy" -- written by Cloonan and Fletcher with art by Kerschl -- is more of a teen drama set in the most prestigious prep school Gotham has to offer backed by benefactor Bruce Wayne.
Check out the covers for the #1 issues below.