Gotham Academy: Second Semester #9

Gotham Academy: Second Semester #9

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl Artist: Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, Msassyk Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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"The Ballad of Olive Silverlock" part one! With alliances irrevocably shifted, the loyalty of the Detective Club undergoes its most crucial test. The time has come to leave school behind and fight for each other and the city they love.  

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand May 11, 2017

    This marks the beginning of the end. The first part of the final Gotham Academy story. We are only one chapter in and we already have revenge, death traps, and a secret society. This is my kind of story! On top of that, the humor is more abundant in this issue than in the preceding chapters, and we get some genuinely moving character moments along with some surprise twists and turns. While not as earth-shatteringly awesome as the last few issues were, we are still in setup-mode for the finale. So, I have no doubt that things will only improve from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green May 11, 2017

    I am not going to pretend to be objective in my rating. I am going to ding the score a little because of the couple of narrative missteps, but it still has my full recommendation. I love this book and if you like stories about spooky old schools, vengeful spirits and witchery, I think you will love it too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 18, 2017

    Gotham Academy has the potential for a good end run here but I'm wary after this issue and some of the recent issues. The Olive material with Dent is definitely the better side of things, particularly as the pieces with Maps and the gang feel so unfocused and unclear with what their intent and goals are at this stage. The book is a mix of what works and doesn't work and at this stage it's leaving me hopeful for a reboot of some kind down the line because there are so many possibilities with this space, particularly from what the first half of the first series was like. This issue just leaves me once again realizing that I'm here purely out of inertia in order to get to the end of it and hope for something that feels like a good resolution with some closure. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 10, 2017

    The explosive last arc of Gotham Academy Second Semester begins with a weak "baf!," as some familiar characters are reintroduced to virtually no effect, and most of the cast talks a lot. I hope this flickering flame will eventually burn bright and hot--and briefly. Read Full Review

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