GCPD: The Blue Wall #1

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Stefano Raffaele Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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Still relatively early in her tenure as GCPD commissioner, Renee Montoya sets out to rebuild her department and restore public faith in the historically troubled PD during some of the worst conditions it's ever seen. But Renee can't do it alone-in order for her plan to work, everyone from the topmost officials all the way down to the most fresh-faced new officers must contend with the harsh realities of being a symbol of law and order in a city of super-powered saviors and superhuman lawlessness. DC is proud to present GCPD: The Blue Wall by the stellar team of Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Stefano Raffaele. This six-par more

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Oct 18, 2022

    A bit different from your normal Gotham story but so far I am definitely sold, I look forward to see what is coming next in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 18, 2022

    If you're looking for a police drama rooted in a reality much like ours, check out GCPD: The Blue Wall #1. This series humanizes its characters while reflecting on real-world concerns of defunding the police and putting too much power into a cop's hands. This first issue is flawless, smart, and anchored by the hard-boiled setting with deeply human characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 18, 2022

    Very promising start to a sequel-in-spirit to a modern classic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 22, 2022

    A good, solid start to a new Gotham City crime drama. We meet new characters and get into the head of an old favorite. The first issue just doesn't really embrace the unique setting enough for my tastes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Oct 24, 2022

    A more mundane approach to Gotham City policing is very much welcome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 19, 2022

    If you enjoy cop stories in the vein of Chicago PD or even more nuanced takes like Ridley's own American Crime Story, you'll likely enjoy this comic book. If you want to see a Gotham-focused comic about an entity that has long had its own (corrupt and irredeemable) character, give The Blue Wall a pass because Gotham has been all but scrubbed of any of its defining characteristics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 18, 2022

    Though there's plenty for me to critique, I don't think this is a bad comic necessarily. I'm just disappointed that everything is so on-the-nose rather than an organic part of the story. That said, Renee and Park have great potential to shine as main characters, and while there's not enough focus on the other two new cops yet, there's plenty of time to develop them too. It remains to be seen how good this comic will become as the series progresses, but for now I recommend waiting and seeing what reviews will say about the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

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