Friday, 9 January 2009

[120] Gotham Central Volume 1 Review

I originally wrote this review of the first volume of the Greg Rucka / Ed Brubaker written Gotham Central comic back at the start of the December. It went up on Den of Geek this week.


A unique entry in the Batman universe, Gotham Central won't top the sales charts, but it deserves to be checked out...

The story of Gotham Central the comic book is one of the unfortunate misfires in recent industry history. Started in 2003 as a collaborative effort between two of the medium's best writers, Greg Rucka (52, Whiteout) and Ed Brubaker (The Death of Captain America, Criminal), and artist Michael Lark (Batman: Nine Lives), the series focuses on the men and women who protect and serve Gotham on a day-to-day basis. Sadly, despite a solid, intelligent and well-written 40 issue run of arcs and storylines, including the Harvey and Eisner Award winning 'Half a Life', the book struggled to find a consistent following in terms of monthly sales. It sold better in trade-paperback format, but still remains quite an under-represented corner of the Batman comic universe. And now, DC have re-packaged the first 10 issues in a deluxe (expensive) hardback edition...

Read the full article here.

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