By Darren Franich
Updated June 30, 2014 at 02:57 PM EDT
DC Comics

DC Comics is expanding the Batverse in October, with two new ongoing series that promise to explore new corners of the Dark Knight’s twisted universe. In Arkham Manor, stately Wayne Manor gets made over into the local psycho dungeon, and, perhaps predictably, some inmates wind up dead. Things are a bit less bleak in Gotham Academy, a new monthly teen drama set at Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school. (Bruce Wayne is a benefactor; other familiar characters may pop up in Academy‘s twisted, teenybopping universe.)

Arkham Manor is written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Shawn Crystal, while Gotham Academy is written by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher and drawn by Karl Kerschl. EW is excited to share an exclusive first look at the two new series. Check out the issue No. 1 covers below; Gotham Academy hits on October 1, while Arkham Manor arrives on October 22.

Here’s Arkham Manor:

And here’s Gotham Academy: