Batman: Gates of Gotham #1
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Batman: Gates of Gotham #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

When a mystery as old as Gotham City itself surfaces, Batman assembles a team of his greatest detectives including Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching and others to investigate this startling new enigma. As clues are discovered and the mystery deepens, Batman's team soon finds itself on a journey that explores different eras in Gotham's history and touches upon notable Gotham families including the Waynes, Kanes, and Elliotts.This miniseries spins out of recent events in the Batman titles and sets the stage for several exciting storylines in 2011. Additionally, this limited series touches upon mysterious story elements introduced in Grant Morrison's more

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 18, 2011

    A very strong start to what may be one of the great Batman stories of the year"you may not want to trade-wait this one considering its terrific merits. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 18, 2011

    Gates of Gotham #1 is a compelling start to what has potential to be one of the most evolutionary tales in Batman's recent history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan May 23, 2011

    Gates of Gotham is an adept and intriguing mystery, and Higgins and McCarthy have done a fine job of capturing the tone and presentation of what a comic book mystery should be. The actual history of Gotham has been mentioned in comics before, surely, but Snyder, Higgins and McCarthy seem to have concocted a potent lesson into how the city came to be where it is, as well as connecting it further into the mythos of the Wayne family. It promises to be an absorbing read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 19, 2011

    Meh. This comic wasn't bad, as it set up a pretty interesting mystery, but it also didn't wow me. It seems that the three families from the beginning, the Waynes, the Elliots and the Cobblepots may have wronged somebody back in the day, and their offspring is looking for revenge in the present day. I could be wrong, but that's what I got out of this one so far. Anyway, while I wasn't blown away here, my interest was piqued enough to make me want to read the rest of the mini-series, so hey, that's good, right? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 18, 2011

    "Batman: Gates of Gotham" #1 is a solid opening, but now that we've got the foundation out of the way I'm hoping things kick up a notch. With this creative team it has the potential to be great, and in a crowded (and overall strong) Batman group of comics, it's going to take great to truly stand out from the rest of the pack. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Jul 24, 2011

    The first issue was a bit slow but its setting the tone for a major mystery into Batman's past so lets just hope the second issues will pick up a bit more. Read Full Review

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