Review: Gotham Academy #1
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
31 August 2016
“Broken Hearts,” by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, and artist Adam Archer, is a comic that teens would enjoy. It screams young adult fiction, not only because the characters are young, but because it has the same plot as many young adult fiction works. There are vampires, which is reminiscent of Twilight (just minus the sparkles) or Teen Wolf. I am not a big fan of this type of young adult fiction, so this comic was not for me. However, I am not saying that this was a bad comic. It was well written, it wasn't confusing, the plot flowed, and it is definitely something that you should read if you are into young adult supernatural fiction.
If you've picked up this comic because you see the word “Gotham” in it and you're expecting a few appearances by Batman, you're most likely not going to like this comic. There is mention of Batman and Robin at points, but no real appearances from them. If you weren't expecting Batman and or Robin to show up, then this might be a comic that you would be interested in.
The ending isn't like most comics I've been reading in the past few weeks. It doesn't end on a cliffhanger or the sort of ending where you need the next issue right after you finish this one. Even though I am not a fan of this genre, this does make me curious to what the second issue is going to bring.
The Verdict: This comic is for someone that is into young adult supernatural fiction. While this comic is not for me, it is not a bad comic.