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Review: Gotham Academy Second Semester #8


By Philip Schweier
Apr 12, 2017 - 4:14

The terrible secret of Olive Silverlock is revealed, as a centuries-old family tragedy is exposed, leaving the oldest names in Gotham vulnerable. Can the Batman protect the descendants from the vengeful wrath of Olive's ancestor? Matters take a much darker turn, and perhaps Gotham Academy isn’t the charming all-ages book I once thought it to be (not that I enjoy it any less).

With the name Gotham in the title, it would only be a matter of time before Batman assumed a much greater role than the feared urban legend the students believed. But is he hero or horror? Well, the kids aren’t sure just yet, but compared to others, he’s doing well for himself.

Like I said, I am enjoying this book very much, mostly due to the artwork. It’s very suggestive of animation, and I think this series would work well in animated form. Whether it ever goes that route is extremely doubtful, unless a visionary Warner Bros. exec greenlights the project, and it can be marketed effectively.

Hopefully without giving too much away, the issue ends with a tease for the launch of the final story arc launching next month. I look forward to seeing where Gotham Academy and its cast eventually settle in the greater DCU.

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28

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