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Review: Gotham Academy Second Semester #11


By Philip Schweier
July 12, 2017 - 04:43

Second Semester is almost at an end, as Maps leads the Detective Club on an expedition to stately Wayne Manor in search of a hidden artifact they believe will resolve Olive’s situation one way or the other. It could save Olive from a curse that has plagued her family for generations – or it could doom her for the rest of her life. Maps is cool either way.

What Maps isn’t prepared for is to find one of Gotham’s master criminals on the hunt for the same McGuffin. Fortunately, no one seems to be home when either party breaks in – until Damian Wayne shows up. It’s now up to him and Maps to rescue Colton and Pom.

It saddens me that Gotham Academy is almost over, because I’ve enjoyed it immensely. It’s rooted in the Bat-corner of the DC Universe, but it’s rare that it actually intrudes on the greater DCU. It is its own little world, without the demanding need to adhere to the greater continuity.

The art is wonderful, and shows what can happen when DC Editorial is willing to let go of the wheel and allow the creative team free reign to be creative. So it doesn’t surprise me when the books that DC exerts the greatest control over – high profile properties like Superman and Batman – are suffering, while lesser known titles such as Gotham Academy are flying under the radar and demonstrating how great comic books can be.

Rating: 9/10

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