Gotham Academy: Second Semester #12

Gotham Academy: Second Semester #12

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl Artist: Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, Msassyk Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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"The Ballad of Olive Silverlock" finale! It all comes down to this. With Olive poised to raze the city to the ground, Maps is determined to make one final crusade in the name of friendship. But life isn't school, and if she fails... all of Gotham could pay the price! Don't miss the final issue of this beloved series!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Aug 10, 2017

    Buy it NOW!!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 9, 2017

    In the end, Gotham Academy will be missed. It was a fun three year ride and I truly hope some of these characters will pop up in other books down the line - if not a Gotham Academy: Third Semester book. It would be criminal never to see Maps again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Aug 9, 2017

    Overall, Gotham Academy has been a fun series and a welcome distinction from the rest of the DC universe. Sad to see it go, but it ends with the door cracked open for its inevitable return. "The End" for now." Until that return, you can happily read anything from members of this creative team — Fletcher, Cloonan Kerschl, Archer, MSASSYK — with the confidence of great things to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 9, 2017

    But GothamAcademy has been a liberal mixture of Harry Potter, Scooby Doo andInsert-Anim-Show-Here. The artwork is head and shoulders above most comics ingeneral, seemingly designed to appeal to anim fans. When the series iscollected into a trade paperback, it will be a terrific opportunity to sharewith the young comic fan in your life. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Aug 18, 2017

    The creators ended the saga beautifully with powerful character moments and stunning artwork to really give a final "hurrah" for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Aug 11, 2017

    MSASSYK is a real hero this issue, her colors superb and essential. The fires that burn up the bulk of the book glow, and they clash sublimely with the inhuman spectral blues of the spirits that plague Olive. The memories in monochrome underscore the separation of flashback and contemporary parallels without betraying them. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 10, 2017

    Gotham Academy is over, long live Gotham Academy. The beautiful relic from the latter days of the New 52 has finally drawn to a close and god what a close it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Aug 10, 2017

    I don't want this to be the end of Gotham Academy, whether it gets another comic, an animated TV show, or a live action CW series I don't care. I am not ready for this to be the end of this terrific story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Aug 10, 2017

    The ultimate finale to Gotham Academy is uncharacteristically chipper. And while ultimately serviceable, I think it takes the safe route. Add to that the fact that multiple storylines are left completely unresolved in exchange to solely concentrate on the Silverlock conclusion, and I ended up feeling very unfulfilled. Despite my displeasure with this finale, I do still think that this is a wonderful series in general and definitely worth your time. If you missed it, Batman-News did a retrospective on the series early this week that you can find here: Saying good-bye to "Gotham Academy" Give it a once over. You might find that Gotham Academy is one of the best things you haven't been reading. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 9, 2017

    This issue ended in a way that was very respective of the series: it was just more prep school dopes fumbling around for books in the dark while a cool fire rages elsewhere entirely. Do the creators not know that people like fire more than looking for moldy books? I'd say it's probably 50:1, fire versus books. I wish I could say the ending was satisfying, but the only satisfaction I feel is not having to read it next month. A missed opportunity for a concept that could have led to some cool stuff. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 15, 2017

    Gotham Academy never recovered from the yearbook stint it did during the first series and this series just didn't come together well at all. The magic was lost along the way and could not be recreated, both in writing and artwork. And that just makes me sad as so much of that first series simply felt amazing in a way few main continuity books do in general and especially within the Gotham realm. I'll hold out hope that these characters get another shot at life but hopefully with a wholly different team at the helm and a more cohesive plan. Read Full Review

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