Gotham Academy, Volume 2: Calamity

Gotham Academy, Volume 2: Calamity

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Overview

Gotham Academy is haunted!

At the beginning of the term, Olive Silverlock returned to Gotham Academy a shadow of her former self. But thanks to her new friendships and their Detective Club sleuthing, Olive was finally starting to feel whole again.

Then, abruptly, Olive’s mother died—or, she seemed to. In the weeks after the funeral, Olive begins seeing her mother around the school. An Arkham Asylum patient with a deadly dark side, Sybil Silverlock was a powerful and complicated woman. Could her spirit be reaching out from beyond the grave? And if so, is it motherly Sybil who haunts Olive—or her deadly alter ego Calamity?

Plus, the kids hunt a werewolf on campus and Maps teams up with the Academy’s newest transfer, Damian Wayne!

Writers Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher team with artists Karl Kerschl and Mingjue Helen Chen for GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL. 2: CALAMITY. Collects GOTHAM ACADEMY #7-12 and DC SNEAK PEEK: GOTHAM ACADEMY #1.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401256814
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Series: Gotham Academy Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 282,623
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Becky Cloonan is an American comic book artist and creator 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 as issues of BATMAN and SWAMP THING.

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Gotham Academy, Volume 2: Calamity 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
This volume was a bit all over the place, with different style as well as different elements in the storyline. Mainly it is about the secrets of Gotham Academy and Olive's family legacy of being fire elementals (I think?) or being possessed by one? The heart of the storyline is Maps, whose enthusiastic investigative skills has the squad getting into adventures. The standalone story about her and Damian Wayne having an adventure on their own had particularly good artwork - the lighting, the character design, the coloring were all so beautiful. As for the main story, it had them hunting a werewolf on campus, then using Kyle's tennis tournament to sneak into Gotham city, ultimately revealing Olive's family secret (which she doesn't entirely reveal to her friends so we have that drama to look forward to in the next volume oof!). However, the scene transitions were choppy in these, and the story kept jumping forward without proper cause, making it feel like the storyboard was not well planned. Overall, a weaker sequel, but I am optimistic about the next one.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Becky Cloonan once again pens a fantastic book! Gotham Academy is this light breath of fresh air in the gloomy world of Gotham. Her teen characters are fun, believable, and relate-able. Olive dives into her family's past and her friends are there to help. While the secret antagonist wasn't shocking it was perfectly suited for the series. The art by Karl Kerschl is exactly what this book should look like. The seen with Red Robin and Maps was worth the cover price alone. Overall, this book was amazing and I loved it.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume.