By Philip Schweier
August 9, 2017 - 04:17
But Olive’s friends are nothing if not determined – as well as devoted and perhaps a little reckless. Thanks to a gift from Damian Wayne, Maps has all the confidence the gang needs to pull Olive from the brink of damnation.
This book has been a fun ride. Many all-ages books are regretfully dumbed down, even by childish standards; completely neutered to the point of ineffectiveness. It’s like watching a classroom full of cosplayers on the playground.
But Gotham Academy has been a liberal mixture of Harry Potter, Scooby Doo and Insert-Animé-Show-Here. The artwork is head and shoulders above most comics in general, seemingly designed to appeal to animé fans. When the series is collected into a trade paperback, it will be a terrific opportunity to share with the young comic fan in your life.