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Being the new kid at school is tough, especially when your school is called Ducard Academy and your name is Bruce Wayne. There's a gang of jokers roaming the halls, a muscle-headed kid named Bane wants to beat you up, and your guidance counselor Hugo Strange seems really, well, strange. This inventive novel follows young Bruce Wayne and his friends Clark (Superm Being the new kid at school is tough, especially when your school is called Ducard Academy and your name is Bruce Wayne. There's a gang of jokers roaming the halls, a muscle-headed kid named Bane wants to beat you up, and your guidance counselor Hugo Strange seems really, well, strange. This inventive novel follows young Bruce Wayne and his friends Clark (Superman) and Diana (Wonder Woman) as they start a Junior Detective Agency to investigate their teachers and find out what's going on behind closed doors at Ducard Academy, all before recess. This all-new story presents a twist on the idea of junior sleuths, using comics, journal entries, and doodles to reimagine Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as three students in the same school. They'll try their best to solve their case, but just because you're faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, it doesn't mean you get to stay up past eleven.


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Being the new kid at school is tough, especially when your school is called Ducard Academy and your name is Bruce Wayne. There's a gang of jokers roaming the halls, a muscle-headed kid named Bane wants to beat you up, and your guidance counselor Hugo Strange seems really, well, strange. This inventive novel follows young Bruce Wayne and his friends Clark (Superm Being the new kid at school is tough, especially when your school is called Ducard Academy and your name is Bruce Wayne. There's a gang of jokers roaming the halls, a muscle-headed kid named Bane wants to beat you up, and your guidance counselor Hugo Strange seems really, well, strange. This inventive novel follows young Bruce Wayne and his friends Clark (Superman) and Diana (Wonder Woman) as they start a Junior Detective Agency to investigate their teachers and find out what's going on behind closed doors at Ducard Academy, all before recess. This all-new story presents a twist on the idea of junior sleuths, using comics, journal entries, and doodles to reimagine Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as three students in the same school. They'll try their best to solve their case, but just because you're faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, it doesn't mean you get to stay up past eleven.

30 review for Study Hall of Justice

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Another buddy read with my little Supergirl! Sophie's review: <--because her's is the MOST important All five stars! It was good. It was very kid-like, and I liked that a lot. I didn't like that you didn't get to see the Bat-cave. My favorite character was Batman, because he had the coolest stuff. Like, he didn't have his Bat-belt, so he used his regular be Another buddy read with my little Supergirl! Sophie's review: <--because her's is the MOST important All five stars! It was good. It was very kid-like, and I liked that a lot. I didn't like that you didn't get to see the Bat-cave. My favorite character was Batman, because he had the coolest stuff. Like, he didn't have his Bat-belt, so he used his regular belt to swing from a tree. And he saved Little Superman (*giggles* I don't know what to call him) and Wonder Woman from being turned evil. But I wish they were in color. My review: If it were up to me, I'd give it 3 stars. Max. Why, you ask? Because this bitch is in black and white! WTF, DC?! This would have been a bjillion times better if it someone had colored it in with a crayon or something. Ok, and you wanna know what's sad? I'll tell you anyway. I think I was actually bothered more by the lack of ink than my 8 year old. I mean, she got through it in a day or two, and it took me a solid week to finish this one. Wow. I'm wondering what that says about me... I thought this had the potential to be much cooler, but since it impressed my 3rd grader, I suppose I should let it go. (view spoiler)[ Oh come on, I can't help it! I've got two girls, so that shitty song is ingrained in my head so hard that I can't even say the words without singing them, at this point. And if you haven't had to watch tiny squealing females sing that song over and over again in your rear view mirror, then fuck you. *sobs* Fuck. You. (hide spoiler)] The gist is that Bruce has just arrived at a new school, and it turns out that not all is what it seems to be when it comes to the teachers and other kids. The story is told through not only the panels, but texts, journal entries, detention slips, emails, etc.. I would have thought the crammed wording would have turned Sophie off, but she said it was fine. shrugs Anyway. Little Batman reluctantly makes friends with Diana & Clark, and together they snoop around for clues. And ninjas. Because Bruce is convinced there are ninjas everywhere. Obviously, this isn't a book for adults. The plot is simple, cute, geared toward younger children. There were a few cameos and references that made me smile, but I doubt my kid got many (if any) of them. It's also not a floppy comic, it's a book. Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you know? So, this would probably be perfect for someone small in your life you enjoyed that one!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lex

    This was delightfully adorable and fun.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lexie

    So fun! I love Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs "Lil Gotham" and this appeared to be just as delightful. did not disappoint. It's a fun what if of the school AU variety that is very popular in fanfic, reimagining the Caped Crusader, Man of Steel and Amazonian Princess as elementary school kids investigating super shady shit at their new school. Like NINJAS. So. Many. Ninjas. Anyone with passing familiarity with the universe with recognize the students and teachers alike (Pa So fun! I love Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs "Lil Gotham" and this appeared to be just as delightful. did not disappoint. It's a fun what if of the school AU variety that is very popular in fanfic, reimagining the Caped Crusader, Man of Steel and Amazonian Princess as elementary school kids investigating super shady shit at their new school. Like NINJAS. So. Many. Ninjas. Anyone with passing familiarity with the universe with recognize the students and teachers alike (Pamela Isley? Victor Fries? Brainiac?) and guess the Principal's identity, but as a primer for the young set this will appeal to them I think.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    I was hoping Secret Hero Society would be similar to the Batman: Li'l Gotham comic series, especially as it features the same creative team of Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen. There's a certain familiarity to the artwork and humour, but rather than a comic, this is an age-appropriate kids book consisting of a mixture of black and white sketches, journal entries and other assorted texts. Still, the book is an easy and entertaining read for all young super hero fans to enjoy. Bruce Way I was hoping Secret Hero Society would be similar to the Batman: Li'l Gotham comic series, especially as it features the same creative team of Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen. There's a certain familiarity to the artwork and humour, but rather than a comic, this is an age-appropriate kids book consisting of a mixture of black and white sketches, journal entries and other assorted texts. Still, the book is an easy and entertaining read for all young super hero fans to enjoy. Bruce Wayne enrols in the mysterious Ducard Academy and immediately begins to suspect that something is amiss. He meets fellow students Clark Kent and Diana Prince and the trio investigate the unusual directive of the school. The book is filled with familiar faces from the DC universe (Joker and Harley Quinn are the school clowns, Bane is the school bully, etc.) and their signature characteristics are exaggerated for comical effect. A few jokes raised a smile, but as I mentioned it's young readers who will enjoy this the most. Fridolfs and Nguyen's first venture into the world of children's books is a successful one, although I think it will appeal to adults less than their previous work together. Secret Hero Society is a great way for kids to enjoy these classic characters and I hope the series continues.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman team up and investigate their new school! I have been meaning to read this since this one came out, sadly I never had the chance until now! I am not a big DC/Marvel reader, but I do know the characters and I do enjoy reading some comics. So I was pretty excited to see Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman team up. Though not as adults, but as kids. And all of them are still discovering who they are and what they can do. For instance Clark is sl Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman team up and investigate their new school! I have been meaning to read this since this one came out, sadly I never had the chance until now! I am not a big DC/Marvel reader, but I do know the characters and I do enjoy reading some comics. So I was pretty excited to see Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman team up. Though not as adults, but as kids. And all of them are still discovering who they are and what they can do. For instance Clark is slowly finding out his powers, Diana still has no control over her strength or temper, and Bruce is still very much a kid and not the tough hero he becomes as an adult. But you could still easily see who they were. Not just because of their clothes (Bruce wearing something fancy, Clark dressed up as if he has a scoop to hunt for, Diana with her headband) but also because of how they act and talk. :) But these are not the only characters in the book, oh no, be prepared to step into this school and go mad on the references to characters and stories. We spot the Joker (and his girlfriend Harlequin), Lex is also there to cheat, lie and take control, Poison Ivy, Circe, and so many more, I can keep talking but I will leave it to the readers to discover it for their own. I loved when it was Halloween and you truly saw the villains as they were/going to be when they are older. The book is all about our trio (and then mainly Bruce as he is the MC) and them discovering that their school might not be that good. Everything is suspicious. From the lessons, to how wrong is good and good is wrong, to teachers and students. Our trio has to discover what is going on and why they are being monitored so closely. I had so much fun going along with our trio and see if I could help out, if I could spot some hints. It was definitely fun to see them figure things out and to get closer to the truth. The most fun thing about the book was definitely how the book switched between story through comics and report cards, reports, chats, mails, and more. It made the book even more fun to read and made it very engaging and interesting. I was just eager to flip the page and see what I would get this time, mail? Chats? Report cards? Posters? Something else? The ending was great, exciting, we got a battle, a reveal, and more. I am a bit on the fence if I like every part though, as I am not a fan of cliffhangers. :P Guess I will just have to check out the next books in this series. The only thing I didn't entirely like was the art. I get that the artist put tons of work in it, but sorry to me it often seemed hurried. At times you could still see various help-lines (hopefully that is the right word), and sometimes people were just blobs. Of course there were times that it did look quite nice and I liked the style. Too bad that was only sometimes. All in all, a very fun, exciting, great read, and I would recommend it to everyone! Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    This read was quite a bit of fun. I didn't know what to expect going into it, but what I got was entertaining. Middle school aged Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman: Why not? Solving mysteries at a young age, trying not to break the rules as they go. It's worth the read, especially if you are a fan of the original stories. Alternate universes that are done well are great. For a young adult, adult, or kid, this book could entertain anyone. I look forward to more o This read was quite a bit of fun. I didn't know what to expect going into it, but what I got was entertaining. Middle school aged Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman: Why not? Solving mysteries at a young age, trying not to break the rules as they go. It's worth the read, especially if you are a fan of the original stories. Alternate universes that are done well are great. For a young adult, adult, or kid, this book could entertain anyone. I look forward to more of the series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emily Zonker

    I love this book so much. I like that they made a story of villains and heroes in middle school. It's amazing how Bruce, Kent, and, Diana at the same school. It's got funny parts and serious parts. This is like me because in the book Bruce is trying to get use to middle school and I don't understand that much of middle school yet.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    My little sister wanted me to read this series. So here I am, reading a DC Comics graphic novel. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good, either way, it was just eh. She asked me to read the second and third one, so I am looking forward to that experience.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Fetters

    "The dos and don’ts to pulverize your opponent: •Do fight •Do cheat •Do steal •Don’t play fair •Don’t be a good sport Give Out Discipline Or Be Disciplined!!!" This was exquisitely cute. I really enjoyed the mix of how the story is laid out. It switches from comics to private messages to surveillance stills and even private diary entries. As an entire whole, this was a well thought out kiddie mystery with some of our favorite villains and heroes. Can’t wait to continue this wacky series.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Reviewed first at Brunner's Bookshelf So the hype behind Batman v Superman is so huge that so many things have spun off from this movie. My kids loved the cereal that hit grocery store shelves. Not only have food companies and car companies found a way to make money off this movie but a lot of kids books have come out. I love the fact that this movie created more books because I love to read and anytime my kids are excited to read I will make myself broke buying books for them. My son is 6 and in Reviewed first at Brunner's Bookshelf So the hype behind Batman v Superman is so huge that so many things have spun off from this movie. My kids loved the cereal that hit grocery store shelves. Not only have food companies and car companies found a way to make money off this movie but a lot of kids books have come out. I love the fact that this movie created more books because I love to read and anytime my kids are excited to read I will make myself broke buying books for them. My son is 6 and in Kindergarten and he loves to read, especially now that he has learned how. I was looking through his Book Fair catalog and was really excited to see a a paperback version of this that was affordable. I made sure we went to his school on open house night so we could get this and it was really cute. Bruce has been transferred to Ducard Academy. His classmates and teachers are more on the evil side of things. Mad Hatter is the science teacher, Hugo Strange is the guidance counselor, and Brainiac is the librarian. Bruce feels something isn't right about this school so he decides to get some help from the only other normal students at the school. Clark Kent, and Diana Prince. For the most part they are just kids but we do get a brief Halloween party where our child heroes dawn their costumes for the first time. I've already said it once but this book is really cute. There is a lot of light humor throughout the book for the grown ups who are fans. Tiny references for the fans that make this worth the read. There are comic strips, journal entries, text chats, and school reports and notes which help tell this story. My son and I had a lot of fun reading this book and I am so glad I was able to get this paperback version. I hope he wants to read it again soon. There were some parts that were just ok which is why I give this 4 out of 5 stars. If you have some time and just want a fun book to read with your kids then I recommend this one.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Crysta

    An interesting take on the DC universe. The use of notes and and journal entries was a neat way to tie together sections. And then there's that moment when I realized that the kid I was looking at in a panel was a young version of the Joker.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    this is so funny. There should be a series!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I burned through this quick little graphic novel one afternoon after school. I picked it up because I had one kiddo race through them (he is eagerly awaiting book 4) and I had a copy at home because my son is reading it as well. Overall, this was a cute/fun spin on comics and the origin stories of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Kids will enjoy the format and the humor. My only complaint: some of the plot moved too quickly and jumped without enough of a bridge. Minor detail and so I burned through this quick little graphic novel one afternoon after school. I picked it up because I had one kiddo race through them (he is eagerly awaiting book 4) and I had a copy at home because my son is reading it as well. Overall, this was a cute/fun spin on comics and the origin stories of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Kids will enjoy the format and the humor. My only complaint: some of the plot moved too quickly and jumped without enough of a bridge. Minor detail and something that the target audience for this book probably won't mind.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Kim

    Very good and fun book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    My Thoughts I picked these up at my daughters book fair for her and decided to read it myself. I loved the characters and thought it was really cute to see them as young kids. Each with the personality of their adult counterparts.I found the story to be very cute.I wasn't sure if I liked who it is presented. The back and forth between characters and the way the story is told is a little all over the place. Probably really cute for kids and they would enjoy it but as an adult I was looking for m My Thoughts I picked these up at my daughters book fair for her and decided to read it myself. I loved the characters and thought it was really cute to see them as young kids. Each with the personality of their adult counterparts.I found the story to be very cute.I wasn't sure if I liked who it is presented. The back and forth between characters and the way the story is told is a little all over the place. Probably really cute for kids and they would enjoy it but as an adult I was looking for more of a story and not a bunch of notes, letters, texts and emails. Overall I think it's a great book, super cute for kids. Even without liking the layout I still enjoyed the characters. I totally recommend. My Thoughts What I didn't like in the first one, was even worse in this one. I know I gave it 3.5 stars but I wasn't happy with this like I was the first. The story was ok but the bouncing around was hard to follow and at times I got lost with who was talking. This might be a fun read for kids but for me, it just didn't work as well. Thanks for stopping by to check out my review. Have a great day and Happy Reading! This review was originally posted on Because reading is better than real life

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    EARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline In this graphic novel, young Bruce Wayne is being sent to a new private school, Ducald (in my copy, Doomvale in the Goodreads description) Academy. He is surprised to see that bad behavior is encouraged, and that the teachers all seem fairly evil as well. He is bedeviled by students like Joe Kerr and the other class clowns, but does make an uneasy friendship with farm boy Clark, who wants to be a reporter, and foreign exchange student Diana. The EARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline In this graphic novel, young Bruce Wayne is being sent to a new private school, Ducald (in my copy, Doomvale in the Goodreads description) Academy. He is surprised to see that bad behavior is encouraged, and that the teachers all seem fairly evil as well. He is bedeviled by students like Joe Kerr and the other class clowns, but does make an uneasy friendship with farm boy Clark, who wants to be a reporter, and foreign exchange student Diana. The three try to investigate various happenings and unearth secrets about their school. Strengths: This was fairly clever, well-plotted and a quick read. I especially liked the inclusion of Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler. Weaknesses: The bullying was boring and stereotypical. The E ARC was somewhat hard to follow because the pictures weren't complete-- I'd like to see a finished copy. What I really think: This is one I'll definitely have to buy. Be interested to see in what direction the series is going. This is a little too coy about the identities of the three main superheroes, which is weird, since it's so obvious who they are.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Should a school age Bryce Wayne be fun? Why does Batman in middle school sound like fun? I didn't go in thinking this kids graphic novel was going to be that good. I didn't think it'd hold my attention and make it hard to put down. I knew the art would be beautiful. Dustin Nguyen's art is always amazing. He doesn't disappoint. Plus he's the perfect artist for kid batman. The writing was where I was surprised. I wasn't excepting Derrek Fridolfs to write anything special, but he did! A Should a school age Bryce Wayne be fun? Why does Batman in middle school sound like fun? I didn't go in thinking this kids graphic novel was going to be that good. I didn't think it'd hold my attention and make it hard to put down. I knew the art would be beautiful. Dustin Nguyen's art is always amazing. He doesn't disappoint. Plus he's the perfect artist for kid batman. The writing was where I was surprised. I wasn't excepting Derrek Fridolfs to write anything special, but he did! A quick look at the plot. Bryce Wayne is in middle school and is going to a private school. On the first day he thinks things are a little off here, so he investigates. He gain some friends and tries to solve the mystery of Ducard Academy. If you have kids that like batman they need to read this book. If you want a fun batman story then read this book. It was a lot if fun and a quick read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    I had high hopes for this one, but I was disappointed. I like the idea of "superheros as kids" and I like the idea of a story told in multiple forms (cartoons, diary entries, online chat conversations, etc.), but unfortunately this just didn't work for me. The graphics are extremely minimalist, and while it's a cool effect, it made the story harder to follow. When there's not many words, readers (particularly my middle grade students) rely on the pictures, and sometimes it was hard to figure out I had high hopes for this one, but I was disappointed. I like the idea of "superheros as kids" and I like the idea of a story told in multiple forms (cartoons, diary entries, online chat conversations, etc.), but unfortunately this just didn't work for me. The graphics are extremely minimalist, and while it's a cool effect, it made the story harder to follow. When there's not many words, readers (particularly my middle grade students) rely on the pictures, and sometimes it was hard to figure out what was going on. There were some funny jokes that poke fun at some of the superhero's traits, and it was fun to see so many villains pop up as students and teachers, but it just wasn't enough for me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Scott Robins

    Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are all kids, pre-superheroes and all enrolled in a school with a dark secret. Told in comics, text messages, emails, journal entries, lists, this disjointed and fragmented narrative attempts to tell a story but I don't think it's very successful. The same criticism I have with many of DC's publications for kids like Tiny Titans, I found this to be yet another collection of inside DCU continuity jokes and obscure references that kids won't likely get. My ARC did Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are all kids, pre-superheroes and all enrolled in a school with a dark secret. Told in comics, text messages, emails, journal entries, lists, this disjointed and fragmented narrative attempts to tell a story but I don't think it's very successful. The same criticism I have with many of DC's publications for kids like Tiny Titans, I found this to be yet another collection of inside DCU continuity jokes and obscure references that kids won't likely get. My ARC didn't have completed artwork but I'm certain that Nguyen's work will be amazing here. It's unfortunate the story just doesn't hold together.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ismael Medina

    This book is about Clark’s, Diana’s, and Bruce’s past when they were in high school. This book is amazing not only because they are DC comics but also this book is more like an extra side story. Furthermore, the art is also great! My favorite part was when Ducard high school had a Halloween party. Bruce dressed up as batman, Diana and Clark did the same so they revealed their hero identities as costumes! Then after that Bruce got mad because when they were texting each other he asked them to wea This book is about Clark’s, Diana’s, and Bruce’s past when they were in high school. This book is amazing not only because they are DC comics but also this book is more like an extra side story. Furthermore, the art is also great! My favorite part was when Ducard high school had a Halloween party. Bruce dressed up as batman, Diana and Clark did the same so they revealed their hero identities as costumes! Then after that Bruce got mad because when they were texting each other he asked them to wear mask but none of them did! I recommend this book to people who like heroes and DC comics!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Adriana

    Nguyen's art is as pretty as ever and Fridolfs has a lot fun playing around with the characters, but the story is a bit rushed and disjointed. The way the story gets told is original and keeps things from getting stale, but it also interferes with the narrative. I enjoyed it, but it was mostly from finding easter eggs and seeing how classic elements were included and transformed into a school environment. I'm not sure a younger or casual reader would find them as interesting as I did.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Cristiani

    Dustin Nguyen is my favorite comic artist, so each page was a treat. There were lots of Easter eggs for die-hard DC fans, and the pace was multifaceted. Lots of text messages, group chats, journal entries, along with the regular comic format. It is brilliant introduction to graphic novels for younger readers, while still entertaining for older readers who already know the drill.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Josh Newhouse

    Cute if slight quick read! I liked it though art was a bit literally sketchy! Very Jedi Academy!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erik Fazekas

    Ufff... This was supposed to be fun. Well the first half was, the second was just boring and a not ao good mash up of almost every bad superhero movie. Disappointed.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nicolas

    This was cute, but I don't think the format really worked.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ceic

    sooo cute! i love young superheros

  27. 5 out of 5

    Harry

    Love the art and the funny houmor

  28. 4 out of 5

    Klaudia Janek

    This graphic novel is set at Ducard Academy. A young Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Prince have just been accepted to this prestigious school. However, when they get there, they all have a feeling that something is off. They are bullied by clown-faced classmates, shady instructors and the reader can see ninjas in the background. They decide to meet in the library, however, they soon realize that school's vigilant central computer system/librarian, is watching their every move. They decide to This graphic novel is set at Ducard Academy. A young Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Prince have just been accepted to this prestigious school. However, when they get there, they all have a feeling that something is off. They are bullied by clown-faced classmates, shady instructors and the reader can see ninjas in the background. They decide to meet in the library, however, they soon realize that school's vigilant central computer system/librarian, is watching their every move. They decide to investigate things to try to get to the bottom of what is going on. They also want to find out who their principal is. Bruce, Clark and Diana are each assigned missions, but unfortunately, none go as planned. The group gets into a fight and decide to go their separate ways. The reader will be thrilled to find out that there separation does not last long, and they get back together to try to figure out what is going on at their weird school. The comic panels are in organized in a traditional style, but the drawings are watercolor. They are in black and white. There are lots of visual clues scattered throughout the book, like journal entries, text messages, flyers, photos, lists and maps. These all help tell the story and might help bring some readers into the mystery. There are some clues through the story as to Batman, Superman and Wonderwoman, but you would have to know the adult version of these characters to get the jokes. Lex Luthor makes an appearance and from that the reader might start to realize that the school might be evil. I think the book is a good choice for a upper elementary or middle school library collection. It could be appealing to reluctant readers. It could be used in a classroom library or for a free choice reading book. A librarian could use it to teach about the graphic novel/comics genre. It could also be a good choice for a younger DC comic fan who is not ready for cartoon violence found in comic books geared toward older readers. Although, reluctant middle school readers will get a kick out of this alternate history back story.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Like Jedi Academy, this book is told in journal entries, sketches, photos, text messages, newspaper articles, textbook excerpts, plus the traditional comic book panels you’d expect from a graphic novel. I like the DC heroes and villains, but I’m not well-versed on them like some. I recognized Batman, Superman, Wonder Wonder, Poison Ivy, Bane, Catwoman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter, and a few others. But an equal amount of students and staff in the book I didn’t know, although there were clear Like Jedi Academy, this book is told in journal entries, sketches, photos, text messages, newspaper articles, textbook excerpts, plus the traditional comic book panels you’d expect from a graphic novel. I like the DC heroes and villains, but I’m not well-versed on them like some. I recognized Batman, Superman, Wonder Wonder, Poison Ivy, Bane, Catwoman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter, and a few others. But an equal amount of students and staff in the book I didn’t know, although there were clearly hints that were dropped if I had more experience in the DC universe. The story was interesting and a little funny, and there were some important themes related to the importance of making friends and collaborating. But there were also suggestions that future parts of the series may address the importance of trusting your friends with your secrets, something Clark and Diana need to learn. I just picked this one up because my son had it, and I’m interested in multi-genre storytelling. If he had more in the series, I’d probably read them, but I’m clearly not the target audience and don’t plan to read anymore.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Soobie's scared

    I adored the art!! The not very detailed black and white drawings were fabulous! Really! But I've been reading black and white manga since I was 12 so maybe I'm a bit biased. And yes, I prefer black and white to dull colors! I bought this on a whim and I didn't know what it was about. I mean, I knew there were young Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and that was enough. I like the private school setting but I was wondering how the principal could invite Bruce, Clark and Diana to a sch I adored the art!! The not very detailed black and white drawings were fabulous! Really! But I've been reading black and white manga since I was 12 so maybe I'm a bit biased. And yes, I prefer black and white to dull colors! I bought this on a whim and I didn't know what it was about. I mean, I knew there were young Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and that was enough. I like the private school setting but I was wondering how the principal could invite Bruce, Clark and Diana to a school for villains. I mean, those three don't have anything to do with villains... I like the art but I'm not sure I like all the attachments to the story: Bruce's diary, report cards, surveillance video footage... I know it adds something to the story but in this case it kind of made it even more childish. Don't get me wrong: I still enjoyed it very much! I knew most of the students represented in this graphic novel even if I'm not a die-hard fan of the DC world. I had more troubles with the teacher, to be honest: I didn't know most of them! Well, I've already ordered the second volume and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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