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Gotham Academy #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

If you thought getting detention was a pain, just wait till you see detention Gotham Academy-style!

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    DC Comics News

    I love this a lot, it’s got a lot of diversity, a cool feel to the mystery thing and I’d love to learn more about Olive’s family and if she actually has supernatural abilities or not (it was sort of unclear). It has cooled on me a little but I really feel this a great series worth investing in!

  • 95

    Weird Science DC Comics

    I don’t know how many ways I can say it, I love this book. Please do yourself and anyone you know a favor and read it. It’s a charming all-ages mystery with great characters and awesome art. In other words, I love it.

  • 90

    Doom Rocket

    Gotham Academy feels like it’s really kicking into gear with this issue. Our doe-eyed protagonist, Olive Silverlock, begins to strip away her slightly misanthropic tendencies, interacting with her fellow students much more than before. Making her less isolated not only makes for more entertaining reading (while she’s adorable when mopey, all that angst gets old after a while), it also helps to propel the story forward, and to unfurl some new mysteries.

  • 90


    Essentially this book gives the reader the best of Batman Meets Scooby Doo via Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Headed up by a diverse and predominantly female cast but completely void of every trope associated with them; Gotham Academy is everything teenage Kelly needed from comics and everything present Kelly wants.

  • 86

    Graphic Policy

    In the end the issue is still a standout, only that it does not reach the same balance as the previous issues. For a character that has been thrown into the lead in a new series, Olive has been a great mix of interesting character development combined with a plot worthy of such a deep and compelling character. The problem here is not so much an absence of either the character development or the novelty of the plot, rather as opposed to the previous two issues, the two elements seemed to be more separated. This series is still one of the stand-outs for DC Comics, and it is only be comparison to the excellent first two issues that this one comes up a bit short, as it still fits in with the overall high quality of writing and artwork so far in this series.

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    The Fandom Post

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    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

  • 80

    Comic Vine

  • 79


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