Saturday, November 8, 2014

Gotham Academy #2

   I continue to be mystified by Gotham Academy. I feel like I should know the identity of the main character, Miss Silverlock - but I haven't figured it out yet.

   She's a student at the strange academy that seems to have one foot in the world of Batman, and another in a mystical, Harry Potter-type setting.

    It also mixes in typical student angst, romantic struggles, a few mysteries and some bad girls.

   The story by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher continues to tease major events and mysteries to be solved, while the artwork by Karl Kerschl is a perfect match for the story - dark, quirky and a lot of fun.

   I still don't know what's going on here - but so far, I'm certainly enjoying the ride!

Grade: B+



Anonymous said...

Chuck, what I'm afraid of is that by withholding too many secrets, readers may give up before the story gets going. Which could makes sales plummet and cancellation inevitable. Then everybody loses because a story with terrific long-term potential never gets told.

Some of these teases really need paid off sooner than later.

I'm not usually this grim. LOL

Chuck said...

Bret, I agree. A bit of mystery is fine, but let it play out too far and they risk losing readers.