Gotham Central #14

Writer: Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 10, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

"Soft Targets" Part 3! Death and mayhem from the Joker's ongoing reign of terror continue to devastate the members of the Major Crimes Unit as the story leaks to the media and causes widespread panic!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 16, 2003

    This issue does a great job capturing the sense of fear that the Joker's sniper attacks have managed to cause, as well as the sense of helplessness that is felt by the detective as the various trails that they follow are revealed to provide no new insight. However, the last page offers up a twist that I'm not sure I'm willing to embrace, as while there's still a hostage out there that is likely to provide the core of next issue's questioning, and if nothing else it should be fun to see our detectives pitted against the Joker in the interrogation room, I can't help but be a bit disappointed that this break in the case came about entirely because the Joker wanted it to, rather than anything the detectives did. On one hand it's nice to see this book isn't making the job of the detectives easy as they are given trails to follow that don't provide the answers they need, and I rather enjoyed that they were able to do little more than wait for the countdown to reach zero when they failed to l Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Moser Dec 11, 2003

    If you enjoy crime noir or police drama with a smattering of superhero action then Gotham Central is the book for you. If you suffer from bouts of depression and melancholy then I would recommend reading something a bit more cheery, like Batman. Read Full Review

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