Gotham Academy #7

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher Artist: Mingjue Helen Chen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 18
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Special guest student Damian Wayne drops by the academy and he is not pleased to meet his new classmates!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Jun 10, 2015

    Issue #7 is a reminder of how much fun both Gotham Academy and comics in general can be. If you have yet to venture into Gothams most prestigious prep school, now is as good a time as ever as the team begin their second arc. With strong storytelling and beautiful artwork, Gotham Academy is one of the best all ages titles available. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jun 11, 2015

    The story itself is nothing over the top but the cute and funny dialogue and Chens art makes Gotham Academy #7 super appealing for all ages. Go throw money at it cause it deserves it big time. I really think this type of stuff will be the way to go for DC's survival, and it's different so I can't offer anything but highest marks because of it standing out. Gotham Academy is worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Jun 10, 2015

    Gotham Academy remains one of the more charming books on the market. Always worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jun 11, 2015

    Gotham Academy #7 is a simple and quick one-shot that was an incredible amount of fun, seeing both Maps and Damian team up for a little bit. There were some minor problems and a disappointment at the end, but overall, this was easily one of the best issues of the series so far. I hope the series can keep this excitement going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jeremy Eloi Jun 12, 2015

    Gotham Academy #7 might not have the most plot elements to it, but it is a fun romp through the academy. The mystery plays with aspects of Batman's past lore and gives more focus on Maps which is never a bad thing. The art is on point and in many aspects better than some of Kerschl's work. While there are some iffy parts with one of the action sequences, it is some of the best illustrations from any comic company. This is a good book and one that has a lot of heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 11, 2015

    This is just straight up fun, and the juxtaposition of Maps and Damian together is comedy gold. Don't be a sourpuss like Damian, buy this comic and have yourself a laugh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jun 10, 2015

    This is such an innocent story it kind of just steals your heart away without you realizing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jun 12, 2015

    This is a complete story told in a single issue, but it never once feels rushed or dashed off. Writers Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher have crafted a story that ebbs and flows, which moves the plot along quickly while ensuring the dialogue and narration with strong character moments. Mingjue Helen Chen stays true to the specific look that was established by Karl Kerschel, while clearly putting her own visual stamp on the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 11, 2015

    This is a very fun standalone for the most part that helps to flesh out Maps more, to really get inside her head, and to have a spot of fun with things overall. Definitely a good reminder of how comics can be really fun and engaging but also part of the larger tapestry. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 11, 2015

    While this issue was entertaining, it also comes off as being a relative piece of fluff compared to what has come before in the series. The celebrity guest is given star status, as the series' main character is missing. The story is fun, but little more than that, as it feels as though it could have easily been ripped from the pages of Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys and then condensed into a single comic issue. There were some fun moments, and it was nice to see some of the focus on Maps as well, but this nonetheless feels only like an interlude. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jun 11, 2015

    There's a lot going on in this issue — a magic quill pen, a raven, a professor's dog? — but just run with it. What really makes this issue shine is how the story is told from Maps' perspective. She's a fun, investigative, relentless character. Cloonan and Fletcher give Maps the focus we've been waiting for, and Maps gives us some of the most fun scenes in this series yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jun 16, 2015

    Once again, we have a magical mystery that embraces the mundane, la the best Scooby Doo episodes " well-balanced stories with achingly normal school goings-on that showcase great character work from writers Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. The two manage to keep the pace skipping along during a couple necessary expository interludes, and they continue to write Maps as the most endearingly adorable character in the entire DCU. It's funny that even though DC felt the need to revamp (re-revamp?) their entire line of comics again, they already had a quintessential example of fun, quirky and engrossing all-ages adventure in Gotham Academy. Now if only they'd make a dozen more comics just like it" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jun 15, 2015

    However, the fact that I wanted more of this character really says it all. Every month, "Gotham Academy" reminds me why it's such a great addition to the Batverse, and issue #7 is fun even if it's filler. With a great cast and lovely artwork, this series is set up for a stellar second arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 11, 2015

    Some added focus and a new artist brings top marks to Gotham Academy, as Maps Mizoguchi teams up with Damian Wayne for a magical mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jun 11, 2015

    Also, I found it strange that Batman hung around Wayne Castle in Inishtree centuries ago. Gotham Academy is supposed to be in continuity so I did a little research and found that in World's Finest Vol 1 #225 from October 1974 “Superman and Batman go to Castle Wayne in Inishtree Scotland to investigate a rumor of possessed children with great powers”.Ok, fair enough. I wasn't able to dig up that issue to verify the details but well done to the writing team for uncovering that nugget. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    DC Collectors - Joel Bowers Jun 13, 2015

    A nice return for the book, but cannot wait for the actual new arc to begin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Joel Bowers Jun 11, 2015

    Coming off their two month hiatus, classes are back in session.  Gotham Academy returns with a fun issue for the fans.  A new reader can easily pick this book up and have fun with it.  Having Damian in this issue greatly adds to the stories dynamic.  While the art was gorgeous, the transitions left me confused with what had happened.  The characters were really fun, but the situation they were in did not make much sense and when it was furthered explain, it still did not make sense.  This is clearly a filler issue and I cannot wait for the next arc to begin. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Michael Devaney Jun 16, 2015

    By the end, Maps has earned a Batarang souvenir from young Damian, both she and the mystery item are headed back to Headmaster Hammer's office and a disconcerting last frame leaves us wondering about Olive's return for the next issue. Read Full Review

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