Gotham Central #17

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Greg Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 10, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
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The pain and anguish over the losses incurred at the hands of the Joker still linger, but the detectives have a job to do. And their foremost priority is solving the murder of a businesswoman. "Life is Full of Disappointments" Part 2.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 15, 2004

    The murder mystery is moving along nicely, but the real enjoyment of this issue comes from the fact that a fair bit of the issue is centered around fleshing out a pair of detectives. I mean while I could be making a fuss that we're seventeen issues into this title, and this issue marks the first time these two detectives have been given some time in the spotlight, but I can't really complain when the issue does such a solid job of grabbing and holding my attention as we're introduced to this pair of detectives. Now I found Detective Burke to be a bit familiar, but he does make for a wonderful partner for the Detective Dagmar, who I find to be one of the more engaging characters I've come across in quite some time. I like the idea that she's a mother, as far too many female detectives I've encountered over the years seem to be cut from the same cookie cutter characterization, as they have to be hard-nosed, independent minded, and completely unable to project any sense that they would be Read Full Review

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