As we approach the coming long weekend, the last days of the summer sun’s heat is upon us. And so is a certain seasonal frenzy.
All summer long it’s been shuttling kids from camp to camp; from one birthday party to the next; from some form or organized activity to another. The weekends have melted like an accidentally dropped ice cream cone on a hot summer sidewalk.
Still, somewhere, within all of that action, parents of school-aged children, I know, have gathered their last remaining embers of patience and strength and stamina and been more than slightly frantic in their organizational plans over the last few days.
Whether it’s been sizing their kids for new shirts and jeans, or replenishing the household stock of pencils and erasers, crayons, notebooks, duo-tangs, protractors and new backpacks, Moms and Dads everywhere are readying their kids for back to school.
Today, less than a week before the start of the school season, allows parents to stuff that backpack just a little bit more – but with something altogether fun!
Written and illustrated by a host of uber-talents including Peter J. Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Adventures of the Super Sons, Detective Comics, Green Lantern Corps), Dan Watters (House of Whispers, Lucifer, Arkham City: the Order of the World), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Black Canary, Gotham Academy), Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Batgirls, Action Comics, Wonder Woman), Scott Kolins (Blue Beetle, The Flash, Larfleeze, Justice League 3001), Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans) and many, many others, DC’s Saved By The Belle Reve # 1 is an eight-story compendium of school-time action, madness, and all-out fun!
DC’s Saved By The Belle Reve #1 (nice play on words, alluding to everyone’s favourite 90’s after-school television show starring a kid named Screech) is an 80-page one-shot that showcases the top villains, rogues and heroes of the DC Universe attending school and having all of the same issues (just zanier!) as normal school kids. Witness the Suicide Squad at prep school! John Paul Valley returns to the institution that made him into Azrael! Gotham Academy starts a new term…and the Tiny Titans are back in class and full of mischief and trouble and laughs!
It’s been a busy summer. Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up DC’s Saved By The Belle Reve #1 as a fun surprise upon their return to school. And don’t forget to make time for yourself and read this crazy comedy first!