[*In case you haven't read this issue yet, spoilers for Gotham Academy #9 below!]
The team comes together to deal with a werewolf in this month's new issue of Gotham Academy. From DC Comics, written by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher, with art by Karl Kerschl, Gotham Academy #9 brings readers into an intense adventure to stop a werewolf on the loose! While all of that is very exciting to read, my main focus was drawn to Olive continuing to uncover more information about her mother.
We get a cameo from a familiar DC character that surely excited fans. Olive seeks out Hugo Strange for some advice. I found that to be a great addition to the issue. None the less, I continue to admire the way Cloonan and Fletcher slowly uncover bits and pieces of Olive's world. The way they allow us to emotionally connect to her character impacts my reading experience in a positive way. I feel for her as she discovers more and more, but her ability to keep moving forward is admirable.
Learning that her mother is in fact a villain, who goes by the name of Calamity, takes a toll on her. However, the way the end of the issue unfolds left me eagerly waiting for more. Kerschl illustrates a few haunting scenes in issue #9, so prepare yourself for the chills. Overall, Gotham Academy is still on my list of favorite comics and I look forward to seeing what the upcoming issues entail.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.