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Gotham Academy #18

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

As the “Gotham Academy Yearbook” storyline comes to an end, Olive, Maps and the gang wrap up the year with stories that will reveal secrets about the Academy you won’t want to miss!

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24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    So, if you thought you were going to have to miss Gotham Academy, well, sorry to disappoint. Because theres no stopping this title any more than Maps can be stopped. Robin knows it. Olive knows it. You know it, too. (If only there were a Maps emoji with heart eyes!)

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    “Yearbook” has concluded, and you know what? I liked it a lot. I don’t know that you could sustain a book indefinitely in this format, but luckily the publisher doesn’t intend to. Gotham Academy will be back next September with the “second semester,” and will crossover with Lumberjanes this summer which is a series I WILL be reviewing. This last arc in Gotham Academy before Rebirth has been entertaining and mostly of a high quality, and I think the editorial staff in particular should probably take a bow here.

  • 80

    Black Nerd Problems

    Gotham Academy #18 ends “Yearbook” strong, but be more excited for what’s to come as Fletcher, Cloonan, and Kerschl will be back together this fall to continue with the Academy’s Next Semester. And for fans of BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes, look out for a long-anticipated 6-issue Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes crossover series coming next month in June. Of course, we’ll be here to talk shop.

  • 75


    While the Yearbook story arc has become increasing more enjoyable with each passing issue, I found the conclusion mildly disappointing. That’s not to say that the individual stories presented within this chapter weren’t entertaining, but the over-arching story that tied them all together since the beginning was nowhere near as relevant as I hoped it would be. If you’re fine with all of this having just been for fun, then you’ll be perfectly satisfied with the ending. But if you’re like me and were hoping for revelations, you’ll be sadly dissatisfied.

  • 72


    Gotham Academy’s “Yearbook” storyline comes to an end in this issue (which also is the end of this book, before it gets relaunched later this year) and while this may be the weakest issue of the storyline, it’s still a fun time. More than anything, this arc has proven the adaptability of this series, its characters, and its setting as the book has been turned on its head in this anthology format. There’s nothing considerably wrong about the stories this time around, they just don’t hit quite the comedic highs or dramatic tenderness that other installments in the story have. As with all chapters of this arc, the art is diverse and gorgeous, but it’s Natasha Alterici whose “Talent Show” steals the book with its muted color palette. They didn’t necessarily save the best for last, but Gotham Academy’s “Yearbook” still proved to be a blast to read.

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    While not my favorite arc of the series as a whole, I generally liked the Gotham Yearbook material – but wish it was spread out more throughout the series. This installment brings it to close with a nice touch in regards to Maps and Robin that should make you smile while Olive is just surprised by it all. The book is coming back in August with a one-shot story before a full new arc lands in September as part of the “second semester” billing. We’ll definitely be back for a whole lot more.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    If the Gotham Academy summer hiatus is news to you, don’t fret. DC Comics is set to give us all we can handle this summer starting in June with the much-anticipated REBIRTH relaunch of its entire line of monthly superheroes. Enjoy your summer!

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