Gotham Academy: Second Semester #6

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl Artist: Adam Archer, Sandra Hope Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

The Book of Gotham holds a truth that Olive Silverlock may not be ready for. When devastating secrets are revealed, Olive's closest allies will be seen for what they truly are, and the fate of the Academy itself may hang in the balance.  RATED T

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tiffany Khelfa Apr 12, 2017

    Overall, this issue was great. The writers all did very well. The art by Adam Archer and MSASSYK was also very intricate, it was definitely something to appreciate. We've gotten just enough information to know which questions will be answered in the next issue. It is definitely something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Feb 8, 2017

    Overall, we've been waiting for Gotham Academy Second Semester to hit full stride, and with issue #6 it's headed there. The art is gorgeous, emotion was strong, and, most importantly, it was able to keep several separate-but-related plots going without convolution until they could all come together. The Academy hasn't felt this fun since mid-2015. This is how good the series should always be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Feb 8, 2017

    This issue is just straight-up bringing it back to basics. Putting back in all the things we loved about the original series. Bringing it full circle and addressing all those plot points that were left hanging. It just captures the feel and tone of what Gotham Academy was, and should be, so well. If you were someone who quit reading Gotham Academy because it got so off-track, well, I'm happy to report that this issue puts us firmly back in familiar water. You absolutely need to pick this one up. You'll feel like you've been transported back to 2015 while reading it. Ok Team Gotham Academy, you proved to me that you've still got it, now bring this one home strong! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Feb 9, 2017

    I am a big Gotham Academy fan so I am going to be lenient in my grading, though I am not entirely pleased with how things are progressing. I am hopeful for the future of the story because there seem to be some big revelations coming. I also think that the mystery of Amy is clever and makes for fun speculation. The relationship between Olive and Maps needs to be strengthened however. Otherwise Olive is just a gloomy emo firestarter and Maps is a spunky but single note character. Their strength is in their relationship and we need to get back to it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 8, 2017

    Last issue Pomeline and Tristan were investigating an ancient Gotham Academy mystery. And they continue to do so! Also featured in this issue: not much else. Eric has a symbol-related freak out, but you can tell that from the cover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 11, 2017

    With this issue of Gotham Academy I am formally out. I'll probably revisit it in a year or two when the books are all on sale or something, but the monthly run is done for me as I've unsubscribed. I love the characters, the artwork, and the potential of it, but there are so many voices directing it here that it feels disjointed and without a clear direction – something that has plagued it since just before the Yearbook run in the first semester. It's unfortunate as DC Comics often does some great stuff in coming up with fringe characters that can hold their own and expand the shared universe in great ways as all of these characters have so much evolving ahead of them that it could be limitless. It really needs much better direction and a stronger voice with a paring down on the creative side to figure it all out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    El Chapulin Colorado Feb 18, 2017

    While the trial is in recess Colton has escaped and with Pomeline in possession of a key evidence to help him the team splits again with Kyle going for Colton while Olive, Amy and Maps go to the mansion to look for Pomeline

    What we have here (and last issue too) is a brilliantly written detective book, we have our heroes finding clues without feeling forced by the plot and revisiting old events and locations while using new knowledge or items they didn't have the last time, just because of that this was a terrific issue, but then you add the awesome character moments: Amy shows why she is still a horrible friend, Maps reminds us why she is so awesome and Kyle has a great scene with Colton. Now it seems the team got themselves an more

  • 7.5
    mikesbr42 Nov 26, 2018

  • 7.0
    Janel Pieterse Mar 9, 2017

  • 3.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 8, 2017

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