Gotham Central #2

Writer: Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 25, 2002 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 6
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The detectives' best lead to solving the murder of one of their own has turned up dead, and time is running out. When they learn the killer's real target, can they even hope to arrive in time?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 31, 2002

    To tell the truth this issue does have me a bit concerned, as after the first issue did such a nice job of establishing a reason why the detectives would want to handle this case without Batman becoming involved, this issue completely undermines this idea by making Batman into a super-weapon that is used when things get too tough for the GCPD to handle. It also didn't help that the detective work used to crack the case wasn't exceptionally clever, or even all that enjoyable as a simple police procedural, so the quick finish delivered by Batman becomes even more disappointing. Still I will give the book credit for some nice little moments, such as the fun conversation that the cast have about Batman's status as an urban legend while they are busy activating the Bat-signal. As for the art, Michael Lark's style lends a nice sense of realism to the material, as the detectives look like ordinary people, which nicely reinforces the danger they face when the more fantastic elements like Freez Read Full Review

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