Gotham Central #27

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Jason Alexander Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 12, 2005 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
5.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

After a robbery gone wrong, Catwoman is the prime suspect in the murder of a televangelist. Josie Mac knows better, but how can she tell her partner the evidence points elsewhere? And if Catwoman didn't commit the crime, who did? "On the Freak Beat" Part 2.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Agamemnon Jan 16, 2005

    With Michael LarkGotham Centrals regular artist who forged the dark visual style of the bookgone to greener pastures at Marvel, the hunt for a new artist is on. If this two-issue guest spot for Jason Alexander served as an audition, he has passed with flying colors. His work is a departure from Larks more realistic style, but the emotional content of Alexanders panels ratchets up the drama of the series. For a permanent addition to the creative team, Brubaker and Rucka need look no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Jan 16, 2005

    This is a mature story that speaks to a core conflict of human experience. It does so while relating an engaging plot and making great use of the genre conventions as symbolic signifiers of the ethical subtext. It is this talent that sets Brubaker heads and shoulders above the rest of the grim and gritty school of writers that infests modern comic books. Therefore, I highly recommend this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 16, 2005

    Jason Alexander could really use a more polished inking style, as there are times when the black spots look like they were simply thrown on the page, with little to no regard for how it impacts the final product. I also have to say that while Im all for making the cast members of this series look more down-to-earth, making Josie Mac look like shes just come off a 24 hour drinking binge was a bit much, as it becomes a little difficult to accept that no one takes note of how rundown she appears. However, the art does some nice work capturing the little moments: from the moment of amusement that she has with Slam Bradley as they discover the Reverends secret to the scene where Catwoman puts a good scare into the man who killed the Reverend. The cover image also has a nice unique look to it that I rather enjoyed, and it sells the idea that Catwoman is a pretty good suspect for the murder. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rob Irwin Jan 16, 2005

    Josie (thinking): Thank goodness the dead mans half-eaten cheeseburger told me! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 16, 2005

    I know Lark signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, but I hope they can find a more suitable artist for this series. Guy Davis, maybe? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Egg Embry Jan 16, 2005

    Oh, and if youre a writer or editor think about it before you mention Yahweh or God or Allah or Buddha or any real religion for it or against it cause once you take a stand on religion, youre going to offend someone in the room. Read Full Review

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