Gotham By Midnight #4

Gotham By Midnight #4

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Dr. Szandor Tarr is far from what anyone would consider social, but will it turn out hes more at home with an insect monster savaging Gotham City than he is with the Midnight Shift?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 25, 2015

    Bravo, gentlemen. You brought the scary back to Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Feb 27, 2015

    Gotham by Midnight is a sensational series, and unless you are truly averse to the supernatural, it's a book that should have your attention. Issue #4 is another great step forward for Fawkes and Templesmith, as the series looks to a clash between the Spectre and Batman in its climax. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 26, 2015

    I'm going to miss Ben Templesmith on this book, but it's nevertheless going to continue to be a rollicking good read. It offers a unique perspective on Gotham City and has a cast of characters who are interesting, nuanced, and even fun despite the horror-factor that they are perpetually dealing with! I'm excited to finally meet the Spectre in this incarnation and will be eagerly awaiting the next installment! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 5, 2015

    The exploration of things over the previous three issues has been fascinating because we got a solid horror-mystery story that allowed us to get a feel for the characters in a basic way but also gave us time to grasp the nature of the department and their view of the city itself. It's been a curious build with what it's doing, and I was glad we got to see more of Corrigan as a cop than the Spectre. But with the plan and truth revealed here with the creatures and their likely centuries old grudge, it takes on a whole different feeling now as that unfurls and we see the Spectre being played in a big way. With some wonderfully sharp dialogue and character bits combined with gorgeously raw and rough artwork that fits the series perfectly, this is a thoroughly exciting book to dig into that hits all the right marks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Mar 26, 2015

    This issue has a HUGE reveal regarding Ovovo (one of the odd creatures last seen a couple issues back, and honestly the only name I directly remember) and company, and even alludes to a potential connection with The Spectre; which is all I'll detail if I'm to not say too much. This is the prelude to what seems to be our first arc's climax, and the dynamism and interactions of characters here is both beautiful, and tragic. We literally get to see the "gameface" of the entire Midnight Shift (Rook included) in the wake of what very well could be the apocalypse. Or, "an apocalypse," if we're following comic logic" anyways, the book's good, something something indie 'Bat-titles', something something get it while it's hot. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Tres Dean Feb 26, 2015

    That a book like Gotham by Midnight exists is something of a blessing. It's a delightfully weird book with a delightfully off-kilter creative team. And that creative team knocks it out of the park once again this week in the series's fourth issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 27, 2015

    Another great issue of Gotham By Midnight and the thing I think that makes it so great is the fact that we have such a familiar environment and it's just being turned on it's head due to what the Precinct 13 has sworn to fight....... Man, it's cool to see this different side to Gotham.  My only complaint, which is a weird one due to the fact that I think it adds to the whole atmosphere of the book is that I find myself not realizing everything that's going on due to Ben Templesmith's art.  I think that a lot is lost due to the art style but other than that, I love this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Feb 26, 2015

    Though Fawkes and Templesmith escalate their young series in Midnight #4, the book does not find its resolution. This, however, is no disappointment to the reader as it teases another issue of events on this level next month. Fans best settle in, because Gotham by Midnight is definitely heating up. And for everyone else, there are thirty days to get on board before issue five. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Feb 26, 2015

    One thing however that I am still trying to get used to is Templesmith's art style. One one hand it is kind of cool as the backgrounds have this very distinctive style to them that reminds this reviewer of watercolors. One thing that I do give him is his uncanny way of being able to give us so much by using so little. His style when it comes to drawing people is very unconventional and I doubt he will ever draw any the main Bat titles yet it is perfect for this kind of book. It almost has a very underground comic vibe and anyone who is into that kind of line would be doing themselves a service in picking up this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 3, 2015

    I'm not ashamed to admit there are certain kinds of stories I'll shamelessly check to see how they end before I even get started. I like to see if the boy and girl will get together and whether the person with a dark past will find redemption or relief. The luxury of a story is you can see how it ends, and it's nice to exercise that godlike power every now and then. But I never"well, almost never"skip ahead in a mystery. I rather love getting snarled around its many possibilities, the quiet thrill of getting rocked in one direction, then another. It's almost better the longer the journey happens to be, and sometimes disappointing when you do finally reach the end. Read Full Review

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