Gotham Academy: Second Semester #5

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl Artist: Adam Archer, Sandra Hope Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
6.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

When a member of Detective Club is forced to stand trial for expulsion, the rest of the gang must rally for a rescue. But clues thrust them on a search for the mysterious Book of Gotham, and the gang learns there are more terrifying things at Gotham Academy than getting kicked out!

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jan 11, 2017

    Ultimately, that leaves Gotham Academy Second Semester #5 as a fairly slow read as the series stumbles its way back into form. Keep up with the series to see what's comes from the foundation build from issues like this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 14, 2017

    With a couple of very solid issues at the start of the run and then going into less than interesting territory, I'm at a loss with Gotham Academy. It continues to be a book that I want to rave about like I did early on but it's hard to muster up the energy to do so. There are fun character moments in this issue as I expected, such as with Wayne and Pomeline's mother, and I continue to be intrigued by the use of certain villains to handle the place, but the lack of something that feels coherent for a storyline and strong pacing and exposition to bring it to life is really hindering things. It's still a visual treat, at least. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jan 12, 2017

    Because of these issues I am going to downgrade this issue from the high marks I usually give it. Because of the strength of the plot I won't hit is as hard as I could but I would like to see some of these issues resolved. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jan 18, 2017

    While this book still has a way to go to get back to its glory days, I'm starting to see a faint glimmer of what it used to be. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 11, 2017

    This episode picks up from the cliffhanger two issues ago, and it's about as exciting as you'd expect a school expulsion to be. Lots of disjointed scene jumping between meaningless moments make for an unsatisfying and confusing read. It's as pretty look at as it ever was. Read Full Review

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