Gotham Academy

Becky Cloonan

Book - 2015

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 spirit... 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 fun...ds the Academy - and may know the secret to Olive's big mystery.

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COMIC/Gotham v. 1
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vol. 2: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 3: 1 / 1 copies available
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Burbank, CA : DC Comics [2015]-
Main Author
Becky Cloonan (author)
Other Authors
Brenden Fletcher (illustrator), Karl Kerschl (artist), Mingjue Helen Chen
Item Description
Collects: Gotham Academy #1-6 [v. 1] ; Gotham Academy #7-12 and DC Sneak Peek: Gotham Academy #1 [v. 2] ; Gotham Academy #13-18, Gotham Academy Annual #1 [v. 3]
Physical Description
volumes unpaged : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • v. 1. Welcome to Gotham Academy
  • v. 2. Calamity
  • v. 3. Yearbook
Review by Booklist Review

Who knew Gotham had its own, Hogwarts-like boarding school, complete with cavernous halls, buttressed ceilings, and a haunted wing? This new series, focusing on teen Gothamites, follows Olive Silverlock and her friend, Maps, as they poke around the creepy building investigating the mysterious ghost, a secret society, and other strange goings-on at their school. Meanwhile, Olive struggles to piece together her summer, her memories of which are distressingly blank, and find out what happened to her mother. Cloonan and Fletcher excel at giving their characters authentically youthful voices and behaviors, and they cleverly and compellingly unspool Olive's story at a tantalizing pace. Kerschl's warm, manga-inflected artwork employs eye-catching layouts, fantastic panel design, and a rich, inviting color palette unlike the shadowy, grim color schemes many Batman fans are used to. With plenty of intrigue and personable characters, this is the perfect vehicle to wrangle teen readers into the Batman universe. Fans of G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel series or Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways will be just as pumped about this one.--Spanner, Ben Copyright 2016 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This slick volume collects the first six issues of the DC comics set in a prestigious school in Gotham City. After a traumatic summer, Olive Silverlock struggles to get back into her school routine while showing around new student Maps Mizoguchi and trying to avoid her ex, Kyle, Maps's older brother. But with a possible ghost knocking on the walls and secret societies roaming the halls, Olive isn't coping well with the knowledge of her mother's precarious health condition, her studies, and her classmates' bullying. When the teen begins to recover strange memories about a fire and keeps running into a mysterious stranger with glowing eyes who seems to know her more than she knows him, she bands with other school misfits to uncover some of Gotham Academy's dark secrets. Filled with spunky and quirky characters and unexpected plot turns, this work adds an intriguing and fresh layer to the Batman mythos. In this tale, Bruce Wayne, the school's benefactor, is treated with disdain by Olive and the Batman signal is a daily occurence. Kerschl's campy art is by turns luminous and gloomy, enhancing Cloonan and Fletcher's energetic and sometimes contemplative text. The size and shape of the panels are used to great effect, adeptly building momentum with panache and verve. VERDICT The emphasis on friendships and high school drama mixed with action-packed sequences and an otherworldly tone makes this graphic novel perfect for not only fans of the franchise but those who enjoy boarding school fiction.-Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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