Gotham Central #8

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 11, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
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Renee Montoya's personal life collides with her professional one when Internal Affairs opens an investigation regarding the Gotham City detective and a murder committed with her very own weapon! "Half a Life" Part 3!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 19, 2003

    Truthfully the story is advancing pretty much along the lines that I expected it to after the end of last issue's big cliffhanger surprise, as Renee finds the evidence stacking up against her, and every piece of evidence that is produced by the investigation would seem to stack the deck against her even more. Now one does have to wonder why these seemingly intelligent detectives don't question the rather obvious nature of the clues they have been given as I'm sure the police would love it if all murderers left behind murder weapons that were registered in their names, and made a practice of removing objects from the murder scene that could directly link them to the crime. Now I guess they could explain it away as Renee found herself lost in the moment, and wasn't exactly in her right mind when she left a trail of clues even Inspector Clouseau could follow. If nothing else this issue does a nice job establishing Renee had the means to commit the crime, but more importantly she had the m Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Jun 16, 2003

    This issue feels like the necessary filler and setup for the real drama and action that is to follow over the next couple of issues as Crispus Allen seeks to clear his partner. Montoya thinks she knows who is behind her setup, which ties nicely into the Batman world, but might also be a red herring. Greg Rucka has done a masterful job of making Gotham Central seem like a real police department. These characters, their situations and this world would work beautifully as a television series, which is to say that Gotham Central is as good, if not better, than any comparisons that might be made of it. Read Full Review

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