Gotham By Midnight #2

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 24, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Internal Affairs Agent Rook is learning the Midnight Shift really does have the hard cases and Jim Corrigan may not be able to bail him out. At least, not without some divine intervention! But can Corrigan risk letting loose the wrath of God, especially against a departed sister?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 24, 2014

    Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith continue to have a hit on their hands. The second issue may not be as good as the first, but issue #2 offers some great backstory to Jim Corrigan and Sister Justine. We don't get much from the other characters because of the issue's focus, but there's a lot of great things happening here and once again, seeing Ben Templesmith on a DC book is a breath of fresh air. If you're looking for something a bit different from DC, you need to check this series out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Dec 25, 2014

    With a great atmosphere, combining eeriness with true horror, Gotham by Midnight #2 is a thrilling read. The characters are beginning to find their footing and with two issues complete, Gotham by Midnight is looking to become one of the stronger books in DCs lineup. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 31, 2014

    Precinct Thirteen deals with the things beyond the Dark Knight's abilities. The supernatural scares in Gotham by Midnight will chill you to the bone. Outstanding stuff! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 24, 2014

    A well paced story that finishes the first story very well with exceptional art and a compelling look at its characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Jan 4, 2015

    Templesmith's art is as disgusting, crude, and tantalizing as ever, and completely feeds into fully and beautifully fleshing out a side of Gotham that we're unfamiliar with. A sense of the supernatural and flat out weird is strongly conveyed by Templesmith's frighteningly molded visages of seemingly scattered lines, shapes, and general anatomy, as his unique brand of horror meshes perfectly with Fawkes's uncanny ability to portray dynamism and depth through simple dialogue exchanges as well as overall narrative. This is a killer team who has successfully handled their first case with the Gotham P.D.'s Supernatural Division, and I can't wait to see how the events of this issue play into the future of Corrigan and crew, if not the whole of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 4, 2015

    I'm really digging this title and I'm also waiting for the inevitable, when Jim Corrigan turns into the Spectre and you know what?  This book doesn't need the inevitable to happen.  If the right hand of God never shows up, I'm completely fine with it because this title is strong enough with the characters and mysteries it's given us so far.  Make sure you're picking this book up and getting your monthly dose of Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith in a title that surprised me on how entertaining it really is.  Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 15, 2015

    There's a lot going on in this issue, but it's more an exploration of Sister Justine more than anything else while also revealing that there may be a number of dark things ahead for this particular group to investigate. Corrigan gets to be a bigger player in this issue and his time with Rook is well done, though I'm curious to see how much more of Rook we might end up seeing. The focus on Justine is good as you really feel like you know her more after all of this and can understand why she works in this precinct and works with these somewhat unsavory characters. There's a really great look and feel to this book across it with the writing and artwork, and especially the color design that really drives it home in an even more intense way. I'm not sure where this series is going or what it wants to really do, but it's opened up a door to a fascinating side of Gotham that I want to see more of – and especially without much in the way of capes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 25, 2014

    Finally, DC might have the occult title it's been waiting for, with its second issue proving as solid as the first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 27, 2014

    A little shaky at the start, but the issue picks up speed and is starting to dovetail nicely. Fawkes' mystery deepens with events having a personal connection to the Midnight Team. We also get a greater sense of both the magnitude of what they are fighting and also of Jim Corrigan's struggle to find any means available to problem-solve without invoking the Spectre (if he is able). Templesmith wreaks havoc on the page (perhaps a little too zealously in the opening scene), but the beauty of his colors and the vibrancy of his characters make this book visually delightful even in the midst of its grotesqueries. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Dec 24, 2014

    All in all, I am happy with the trajectory of Gotham by Midnight. Even if this particular issue was less exciting than the first one, I can see that there are pieces of the puzzle that are going to fall in place as we go on and I'm looking forward to the questions that I will inevitably have after issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 29, 2014

    "Gotham by Midnight" is a welcome addition to the Bat-verse, and its eerie horror is an ideal fit for the city. Though it doesn't deviate from Gotham's usual dark, serious tone, it is an artistic breath of fresh air. Read Full Review

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