Gotham Academy is back and it's so good to see the whole gang on the page again. From DC Comics, Gotham Academy Annual #1, written by Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan, with art by Michael Dialynas, is a rollercoaster of an issue. It comes to us before the start of Gotham Academy: Second Semester, and you won't believe what happens. Here's what's going on…
"When the Gotham Academy student body comes down with a mysterious disease, Pomeline and Colton disagree on the origin of the threat, causing a fissure in Detective Club! The team fractures to get to the bottom of the case…but who will solve it first?"
Talk about conflict! Well, this is one of those most exciting issues of Gotham Academy I've ever read. Sure the group is split up, but there is still a great balance there. While Olive is sick in bed the rest of them explore the campus in the hopes of solving the mystery. I did miss Olive while I read, because she's my favorite character, but it was nice to see the other members of the group function without her.
All in all, what this single issue really did for me was further fuel my excitement for what's to come. Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan are fantastic writers and they clearly know their characters so well. This comic can only go up from here. I'm also looking forward to seeing Karl Kerschl back on art. The other artists have done a great job of keeping up with the Gotham Academy feel, but Kerschl was the one who started it all. Be sure to grab your copy of Gotham Academy Annual #1 today and get ready for the first issue of Gotham Academy: Second Semester on September 14th.