Gotham Central #5

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 12, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 4
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The dramatic finale of not one but two cases! Detectives Marcus Driver and Romy Chandler have a suspect. But is he the man who murdered little Bonnie Lewis? Meanwhile, the detectives' case against Firebug and his string of arsons in Gotham City hits a surprising bump. The clock is ticking on both cases and this issue's got a twist of an ending. And wait'll you see Driver's confrontation with Batman!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 17, 2003

    I have some reservations about how the one detective made the connection between the two cases, though I do have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how well the two cases meshed together, and managed to compliment each other by filling in the gaps. Still Ed Brubaker needed to establish a stronger scene so that when the character does realize the cases are linked, the reader understands how this character could've made this leap, and if the ground work was laid out in the previous issues, then he needs to take a moment to explain where the clues are located, if only to lend credibility to the idea that this little twist was planned from the start. In any event the issue is quite entertaining, and it manages to insert some clever nods to continuity in other titles, such as the underground auction house in Keystone City. The book also includes some solid detective work, and the interrogation scene is nicely done, as one can see the detectives pushing the man into doing something st Read Full Review

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