Thursday, May 11, 2017
Some thoughts about Gotham Academy: Second Semester #9
Olive has succumbed to the influence that she has been trying to avoid all this time and the only ones who can help her are her friends, the problem is that even they are abandoning her now.
The final storyline of the series begins here and so far is a solid start.
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl open this arc by finally delivering on the running plot-point that started from the very beginning of the first title, Olive becoming just like her mother. The characterization is pretty solid since the cast react appropriately to the current events, particularly some like Kyle who finally realize that Olive doesn't want anything with him (and I hope it stays this way), not to mention that the possibilities of helping her are really low.
However, the best aspect of this is how the story connects to other aspects of Gotham City, this time is Two-Face who plays a role here and is nicely related to Olive's situation. Speaking of which, Olive's character continues its development at a nice pace.
Adam Archer and Msassyk remain in art duties and their work is still perfect for the book thanks to their unique style that looks like proper fantasy tale.
Enjoyable overall, hope the next one arrives soon.