Gotham Academy Volume 1

Review:

Gotham Academy Vol. 1 - Brendan Fletcher,Karl Kerschel,Becky CloonanLove, love, love! It really teeters on a five star comic. Here’s the back cover for a little context before we get started:

Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students!Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!Collects Gotham Academy #1-6GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past…

I was pleased to find that this series is not about a young version of all our favorite Gotham city heroes and villains. Those stories are fun but it’s even better to branch out now that we have so many of them. This story is about Olive and Maps and the crew they assemble.

Loves: nothing is what it seems, Olive’s perspectives allows some old characters to be enriched, Olive and her crew, the way they come together, that no one tries to usurp her leadership over the situation, everything that is Maps but especially the nerd girl side, the way they all look a little different, that being hung up on a love interest neither interferes with nor drives the story forward.

Okay, everything. I loved everything about it. Everything that makes me love Lumberjanes, makes me love this. I suppose that’s why they did a crossover series! It is now on my TBR.

I got my copy at the library, but it’s available from purchase from Amazon and the Book Depository.

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