Readers of all ages can experience Batman's Gotham and its surroundings in uniquely different ways this summer with collected volume editions of four new Batman-related titles—Grayson, Batgirl, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Gotham Academy—and we have details on the summer releases in our latest round-up. Also included this time around are details and a look at the cover art for three upcoming Blue Underground Blu-ray/DVD releases: 1990: The Bronx Warriors, The New Barbarians, and Escape From the Bronx.

DC Comics' Batman Collected Editions: Press Release - "Whether you’re a lifelong or novice comic reader, a teen reader or a mystery lover, DC Comics is releasing a highly diverse lineup of Collected Editions this June that revolve around the world’s most popular Super-Hero, Batman, and are perfect for your summer reading lists!

For young readers 12 and up, GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL. 1 is a vibrant take on what it’s like to be a kid living in Gotham City. Set in the dark city’s most prestigious prep school, student Olive Silverlock explores a school full of mystery and is often visited by some weird rich guy named Bruce Wayne.

Teens 16 and up will also love the fresh new take on BATGIRL, as she moves over the bridge to Burnside, the hip part of Gotham, and starts her grad school career by day, while still taking care of the bad guys at night.

Co-written by celebrated novelist Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky), GRAYSON VOL. 1: AGENTS OF SPYRAL is perfect for fans of spy stories and thrillers. Dick (Nightwing) Grayson begins a new chapter in his life, going from costumed hero to globetrotting superspy as he joins a mysterious organization and finds more than his share of danger and intrigue.

Gamers and Super-Hero fans will also love the in-continuity prequel comic, BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT VOL. 1, written by acclaimed comic book writer Peter J. Tomasi (Batman and Robin), arriving just in time for the Batman: Arkham Knight video game.

GRAYSON VOL. 1: AGENTS OF SPYRAL (out June 9) – For fans of mystery and super-spy thrillers comes an exciting new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life. You may think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick! He digs into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner, Helena Bertinelli.

BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (out June 16) – Hipsters can rejoice! Barbara Gordon has a new modern look from the boots up. She also has a new attitude, new adventures, and new location in Burnside, but the crime fighting remains!

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT VOL. 1 (out June 16) – Don’t miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight. The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning his role as Batman.

GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL. 1 (out June 23) – A kid-friendly, fun and vibrant take on Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school, where there are oddball teachers, juicy rumors, and a weirdo named Bruce Wayne."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.