Gotham By Midnight #3

Gotham By Midnight #3

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Theres a dark secret in Gotham General Hospital a supernatural menace that could infect the whole city! But Detective Lisa Drake of the Midnight Shift has a dark secret of her ownand when this new threat brings it out, the only thing Jim Corrigan can do is get out of the way!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 28, 2015

    What a strange and wonderful book this is for DC to take a chance on. Its a horror book that uses dread and implication more than violence and gore, its got a grounded, street-level center and a modern feel that makes it feel relevant and in the moment. Theres a major threat at the center of it, but its a slow, calculating threat and only moments and fragments of it are seen, leaving up to the reader to fill in gaps with their imagination AND think of the implications of what this means not just for the characters, but for Gotham itself. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Jan 29, 2015

    Gotham by Midnight is turning out to be a stellar series andGotham by Midnight#3 is no exception. Fawkes and Templesmith are delivering fantastic work and some of the minor faults in previous issues have been alleviated by the cohesive whole that this chapter helps to solidify. No, this comic may not be for everyone, but it's certainly worth a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 29, 2015

    Telling a good standalone story feels like a lost art these days and this one, while connected to the larger story going on, works exceptionally well. The structure is handled well and it layers it with the background story for Drake that helps to really make her all the more interesting in this unusual group of officers. The main story certainly has its creepy supernatural factor that makes it a whole lot of fun to watch play out as Corrigan and Drake try to figure it out. Bringing Tarr in helps to provide a quirky aspect to it as you kind of end up waiting to see if he's going to get gutted by it. We also got a brief nod to Rook as he's continuing his investigation, and a little time with Sister Justine as well, which was nice. Overall though, this is Drake and Corrigan's show for this installment and it sets a great tone while continuing the big picture story that's going on with a new piece of the puzzle. I'm loving it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jan 28, 2015

    'Gotham By Midnight' isn't motivated by fear, instead it challenges you by giving a foreboding tone to a world we thought we knew and with every issue it builds a strong foundation for the best Bat book on the stands. I can only hope it lives longer than 6 issues, because for it to be wiped out by Convergence in April would be an absolute shame. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Feb 2, 2015

    Some say that nothing good ever happens after midnight; but Fawkes and Templesmith show that doesn't mean it can't be a hell of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jan 29, 2015

    "Gotham By Midnight" is only three issues into its run, and it has ready carved a unique spot for itself in the DCU. Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith has created a horror book that grabs the reader's attention by taking real world fears and adding a supernatural twist that makes it even unnerving. Fawkes plays with genre conventions of both police proceduralss and horror books to create something different than either genre, and Templesmith's art is gripping and just unrelentingly creepy. This creative time has picked up right where the glory days of Vertigo finished, and are doing something that feels different and stretches the constraints of a mainstream DCU comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 30, 2015

    Three issues in a lot of crazy stuff has happened, but we're clearly still just ramping up. I look forward to this book every month and I hope others enjoy it too; it's not your standard fare and maybe has limited appeal for traditional Batfans, but it's full of cool characters and the creepy plot doesn't shy from preying on some of our primal fears: demons, disease, and scary-as-all-get-out children. If you're looking for something on the edge, give this a try; it's not too late to get on board for this opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Feb 3, 2015

    With the coming demise of both Batwoman and Klarion, Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith will be left to use Gotham by Midnight as the only remainingvenue to chronicle the dark, magical corners of Gotham. In preparation for that burden, they have been rapidly world-building, introducing their characters and setting while alsolaunching a major plot about an extra-dimensional threat apparently looking to enter Gotham by using stolen children as living conduits. Time is running short as Convergence approaches and the Batman Office will take stock of its line and its world in the wake of that event. For all Fawkes' and Templesmith's successes to this point, the ticking clock is their greatest enemy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 28, 2015

    "Gotham by Midnight" is now three-for-three and, by this point, I feel like it should be locking in its readership. With a big story slowly building amidst small, creepy tales, Fawkes and Templesmith's structure is working out quite well. If you haven't picked up "Gotham by Midnight" yourself just yet, this is a great a place as any to begin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Jan 29, 2015

    Gotham By Midnight isn't your typical Batman comic, but it's certainly the most unique and interesting in the Batman line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Feb 8, 2015

    As established with both prior issues, Fawkes has wasted no time at all in terms of background story, and regales us with Drake and Corrigan's first encounter this issue. The fact that the creative team has purposefully set aside so much time/effort to expand upon character dynamics and relationships really helps make this book stand out more for me, seeing as with each passing issue it establishes itself more and more as having a legitimate "procedural" feel to it. Except, you know, with a "Batman/Supernatural/Lovecraftian" flare to it. Gotham by Midnight is still going strong 3 issues in, which may be a bit of an over-enthused response but still sets it apart as a new IP within DC's repertoire. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 28, 2015

    Templesmith is fantastic once again, and though his covers boast a disfigured and gross aesthetic, Fawkes writing and Templesmith's visual choices within the story evoke a much deeper unsettling sensation. As the issue comes to a close, the story connects itself to what has come before. Gotham by Midnight is like nothing else DC Comics is publishing right now. Lets hope it sticks around for a while, because Fawkes and Templesmith are surely just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 2, 2015

    This is the weakest issue so far and I hope the rest of the series takes more after the first two issues instead of what we got here.  Templesmith's art came off confusing and when combined with a story that wasn't that strong makes this a issue that I could see just passing on.  I really enjoy the concept of this series and I hope it gets stronger as it goes on.  It's just that this issue fell short. Read Full Review

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