Gotham Academy #17

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, David Petersen, Michael Dialynas, Annie Wu Artist: Colleen Ann Coover, Adam Archer, David Petersen, Michael Dialynas, Annie Wu Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Its the final chapter of Yearbook! Maps and Olive now have the entire gang involved in putting together the perfect yearbookbut which story will come out on top? With art and story by Eisner Award winners Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Michael Dialynas (The Woods)!

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo May 12, 2016

    The final two issues of GOTHAM ACADEMY's first volume provide a fitting coda to the series, which has been my personal favorite book on the market in the last two years. While they're not perfect, they're still really good and even at timesgreat, and I recommend them wholeheartedly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Apr 17, 2016

    "Yearbook" continues with its series of short stories with great new writers taking their stab at our favorite Gotham campus. It's a whole lot of reminiscing of untold adventures from the past year, a great means of adding depth to our favorite characters and bringing life to the campus itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Apr 14, 2016

    Gotham Academy was born to be an anthology title. Sure, the series had been great before this, but never as consistently enjoyable as it has been with this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 18, 2016

    Some nice stories and some great artwork equals a really worthwhile comic book. The connecting thread of this clip show is a little thin, but it doesn't have to be anything too dramatic for what is basically a light-hearted romp through the spooky side of Gotham City and the DCU. Frankly, if this was the format for Gotham Academy going forward, I'd probably be okay with it. But if it isn't, then it's still a good time, well worth checking out (from the beginning of this arc) if you're curious about the students of Gotham City's third-creepiest institute of learning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Michael Devaney Apr 16, 2016

    The Yearbook series concludes next month. Withseveral unknowns still left up in the air,I look forward to seeing how things are wrapped up. And who knows, we might even get a long overdue visit from the Caped Crusader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Apr 13, 2016

    While the opening acts of the Yearbook story arc seemed aimless to me, the last two books have really begun to pull things together. It's starting to seem that the point behind all this was to highlight some of the real mysteries behind Gotham Academy. While it's unfortunate that we had to sift through some of the more mundane tales in order to get to this point, it's looking as if this arc might be shaping up to be more than just a collection of discombobulated randomness. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go buy Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 from Amazon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Tyler Saldaa Apr 14, 2016

    This was probably my favorite issue of the arc so far. Gotham Academy continues to delve deep into The Batman Universe toy box, drawing from Batman: The Animated Series and Batman 1989. Overall, as a Batman fan, I enjoy looking for Batman Easter eggs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 14, 2016

    While this is the final chapter of the yearbook storyline itself it's not actually the end of it because they still have to get it back. That brings Robin back into play and it looks like it should be a right fun proper conclusion the next time around. Hopefully the present day will be the main focus as I'm now, after four issues, feeling a little burned out on the side stories and the gap filling. It's been an interesting arc with some real hit or miss stories within them but in the end it's the kind of mild risk that I'm glad they took because it brought in a lot of great talent to have some fun with and to do some creative things. Here's to getting the main storylines back on track, however. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Apr 15, 2016

    This issue wasn't as fun or delightful as previous yearbook issues, but Pomeline and Heathcliff's story was a wonderful read, especially illustrated by Annie Wu. The focus on Serpents & Spells doesn't hook the reader enough to tie the issue together. Dialynas and Petersen's stories feel out-of-place. Despite this, Pomeline, Heathcliff, Maps, and Olive are a treasure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Apr 18, 2016

    I am fearful this arc is going to drive more people away than bring on and create a lukewarm atmosphere for "Second Semester". Let's face it, good though these stories are, they are fluff pieces. Now, fluff can be good every now and again, but too much too quick and you're going to crap purple. Read Full Review

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