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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Too School For Cool
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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Too School For Cool

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Matt Key and Amy Dallen were joined by Ashley Robinson to talk about comics set in schools across the comic book universes, from Gotham Academy to Umbrella Academy.

From arguably the most famous school in comics, Xaver’s School for Gifted Youngsters, to the darker and more obscure “educations” earned in Deadly Class and Umbrella Academy, the school setting in comic books is a well-loved story setting across media.

“Schools are really fertile settings because kids are becoming,” Amy said. “We get to watch them become. We get to watch these choices, where they haven’t made the same mistake 100 times already. They’re making it now.”

“There’s an element of coming of age tales,” Matt agreed, “but they’re a group coming of age. It’s a community coming of age.”

“It’s like a hero’s journey for the entire team,” Ashley said.

The hosts also chatted briefly about other science and school themed comics like Secret Coders, Umbrella Academy, Gotham Academy, Morning Glories, and Awkward.

Be sure to check out the book Ashley is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, SCIENCE! The middle-grade graphic novel is also set in a prestigious school where the only thing its brilliant students can trust is science itself.


Did you know The Wednesday Club has their own letters column with questions and comments from viewers? Send in your thoughts, comic recommendations, questions, and more to Matt, Amy, and Taliesin at [email protected] and you might just see yourself on the next episode.


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Featured Image: DC Comics (Gotham Academy)


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