Comic Review: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1 (DC Comics)

School is back, well almost. Unfortunately for Olive Silverlock school is always in session as she has nowhere else to go. This issue begins with the imposing image of Gotham […]

School is back, well almost.

Unfortunately for Olive Silverlock school is always in session as she has nowhere else to go. This issue begins with the imposing image of Gotham Academy’s clock tower before moving into the dining hall where Olive is sharing dinner with her teacher Professor Macpherson (awkward). Next, we see Olive being stood up and spending the evening with just her and her pyrokinesis for company before returning to her room and finding a rather forward Amy flipping the mattress. From the get-go, Amy is a bad influence and leads Olive into the restricted, Haunted, Wedgewood Mansion (noooope) and causes no end of problems. Enter Eric who has been investigating Arkham symbols all over campus which lead to a secret upstairs lair and the fact that Mrs. Wedgewood was actually a Cobblepot (well that can’t be good) before he can explain anything else good ‘ol Amy  manages to illicit an asthma attack from Eric and bails on him. Olive manages to rescue both herself and Eric and even finds it within herself to cover for Amy with the faculty. We end the issue with Olive reunited with her band of friends as school begins in earnest.

This was a strong start to the second semester of Gotham Academy with the dark imposing image of Gotham being carried over  to the academy and its surroundings. I already don’t like Amy and really hopes she gets her comeuppance. It will be interesting to see how the dynamics of the group have been affected over the holidays and how they react to newcomer Amy.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement