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Gotham Academy #12

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

As Olive and Maps search for Kyle, they find clues that point to the old Arkham Asylum. As the team rushes to rescue him, more shocking secrets about Calamity and Gotham Academy are revealed. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to this second GOTHAM ACADEMY epic!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    There are a million other little moments that strike me about Gotham Academy #12, from Coltons ability to be the one to physically save Kyle to Pomelines teen confusion about her own motives and reactions to Olive. But at its heart, this issue was about sadness underneath the surface, danger you cant see coming, and what it means to lose yourself to something thats already taken its toll on many others before you. Its a lonely, dark feeling underneath the camaraderie that this creative team is delivering, and its made this book the rich experience for all ages that it is.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    Gotham Academy closes up this storyline well and has plenty of places it can go afterwards, especially with Maps always looking for the next mystery to explore. And Gotham itself, never mind the Academy, is ripe for exploration and things to get into. This installment does a solid job with everything but it also feels just a tad rushed when it comes to the reveals with Calamity, both in what Pomeline brings to the surface and with what happens in the back half of the book. There are some good subplots for the cast that continues beneath the surface that adds a lot of great layers to the book (woo, Katherine!) and I’m just excited to see what’s next, even if it is dipping itself back into more Gotham based event material.

  • 75


    The series in general, and this issue in specific, all build to a crescendo that fails to deliver a plot resolution that is any thing more than just acceptable. While the very final moments may have fallen flat in my view, the rest of the story was graced with impeccable art, lively characters, and engaging dialogue. On top of that, the creative team managed to put forth a story with building tension that was so driving, it almost demanded you read it at breakneck speeds to relieve your sense of dread and satiate your curiosity. While not the masterpiece I was expecting, it’s still highly worth your time.

  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

    The second arc of Gotham Academy wraps up, while this whole arc felt rushed, I still had a lot of fun with this series. While we got very few answers, there are still a lot of questions going forward. Our detective club is still intact, but for how long? The characters are still great and the art is the biggest draw. Gotham Academy is still a great book for any reader and if you love Gotham (not the show) you should pick this series up.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    While the writing and artwork in this issue are of the same great quality you’ve come to expect from the Gotham Academy team, the overall pace of this issue isn’t overly explosive, but the well-delivered gems of information we receive are more than enough to make up for it.

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