Gotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

Gotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy


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Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirits…

Okay, so Gotham Academy isn’t like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn’t like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she’s back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude… and an unexplained fear of bats.

Olive’s supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is kid sister of Kyle, Olive’s ex. Then there’s the ghost haunting the campus…the secret society conducting bizarre rituals…and Bruce Wayne, the weirdo billionaire who funds the Academy - and may know the secret to Olive’s big mystery.

Find out in GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL. 1, the acclaimed new series from co-writers Becky Cloonan (DEMO) and Brendan Fletcher (BATGIRL) and artist Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE)! Collects GOTHAM ACADEMY #1-6.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401254728
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Series: Gotham Academy Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 247,883
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: GN260L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Becky Cloonan is an American comic book writer and artist known for her manga-influenced artwork. Her first major comics work came when she teamed with writer Brian Wood to create Channel Zero: Jennie One.  However, she is best-known for her second collaboration with Wood, DEMO, a 12-issue limited series that was named "Indie of the Year" by Wizard Magazine in 2004 and nominated for two Eisner Awards including Best Limited Series. In 2009 Cloonan and Wood expanded DEMO and re-published it through DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. Cloonan's first solo graphic novel, East Coast Rising Volume 1, earned her a third Eisner Award nomination for Best New Series. Her other work for DC Comics includes AMERICAN VIRGIN, co-created with writer Steven T. Seagle, and NORTHLANDERS for Vertigo as well co-writing GOTHAM ACADEMY with Brenden Fletcher.

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Gotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy (The New 52) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
I mostly associate the DCU and particularly Gotham with a grim and dark aesthetic, and with all the Batman movies lately it isn't hard to form that image. Which is why Gotham Academy feels like such a fresh new take in that setting, with its brighter coloring palette that still manages to keep a gothic mood - bringing us the complicated world of Gotham through the eyes of Olive Silverlock, whose mother is now confined at Arkham Asylum, and she is having an inexplicable hole in her memory. The story is largely a mystery, with a little gothic elements but still being perfect for the age it is marketed towards. Olive's life is complicated at the Academy, having broken up with her boyfriend but still being friends with his sister, partnering up with the latter to investigate the mystery of a particular part of the Academy campus, and much more secrets revealed within the walls itself. Also, there is the fact that Bruce Wayne is presented as an antagonist in this one, at least for Olive, which makes for an interesting perspective in this series. The artwork is beautiful, and I love that it didn't go the dark and gritty route for the coloring. I am definitely interested in exploring more mysteries at the school along with this adorable bunch of characters.
Megbrod More than 1 year ago
OMG This was so fun and enchanting and cute and I can't wait to read all the rest!!! Great writing, great art and all the characters were A+, I was IMMEDIATELY invested.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Its hard to create something new and original taking place in Gotham's crowded landscape. Becky Cloonan and her collaborators made it seem easy. She's created new characters in interesting predicaments and did so without needing the crutch of Batman (although he is around). The art, mostly by Karl Kerschl, was a perfect match for the book. I could see younger readers loving this as well as old-timers like myself. I think it would make a fantastic animated series. Its hard not to love the mystery and intrigue while also enjoying the spot-on teenage dialogue. Overall, a great book!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This sounded good. I kind of it. The art style is also good.
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