Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero OGN
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Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero OGN

Writer: E. Lockhart Artist: Manuel Preitano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 8, 2021 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
9.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

From New York Times bestselling author E. Lockhart (Genuine Fraud, We Were Liars) and artist Manuel Preitano (The Oracle Code) comes a new Gotham City superhero in this exciting YA graphic novel.

 Seventeen-year-old Willow Zimmerman has something to say. When she’s not on the streets advocating for her community, she’s volunteering at the local pet shelter. She seeks to help all those in need, even the stray dog she’s named Lebowitz that follows her around. But as much as she does for the world around her, she struggles closer to home-taking care of her mother, recently diagnosed with cancer. In desperation, she reconnects with h more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Sep 7, 2021

    Whistleis not only a great graphic novel; it's also a great Jewish representation. Between the Jewishness of the character and her community and how she weaponizes a sometimes trite, sometimes actually traumatizing stereotype, it's the best represented I think I've felt in a comic ever. Moreover, it has a great artistic style and creatively weaves old and new characters into its own unique Gotham City story. While not canon, I really hope Whistle/Willow will get to appear in future DC stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Sep 7, 2021

    This book is highly recommended for all ages and fan types. I was honestly invested as soon as I saw Liebowitz, which makes me an easy target. However, being immersed in this world was so worth it. Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero is a book full of hard decisions, real-life scenarios, and a new hero with a heart of gold. The story has so much heart and is a wonderful journey of self-discovery in Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 7, 2021

    Much like many of the DC OGNs, Whistle does feel like a first chapter at times rather than a done in one. There's so much more to explore with these characters, but what we get in this volume is a fun, intense joyride of a comic that takes us into Gotham in a way we rarely see. Long live Willow Zimmerman and Lebowitz, and let's hope the DC OGN line keeps giving us bold content like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Sep 28, 2021

    A big thumbs up, this character and this creative team tick all the boxes for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Sep 10, 2021

    This is a fun story that is not hampered in continuity and I would like to see more of these stories in the future. Overall, the story is great and I enjoyed the art. My only concern is how some of the side characters and extras are drawn. If there is a purpose, I cannot see it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Joresti Sep 10, 2021

    This was interesting. Seeing a new perspective of Gotham is always good. This time through the eyes of your average Joe. Some characters interactions were weird tho and the art was just okay. Still a good read and it surpassed my expectations(though that was not too difficult as I expected another I am not Starfire).

  • 6.5
    Simon DelMonte Jul 31, 2022

    Great art and some interesting character bits are hampered by the muddle morality of our hero, who chooses to keep working for the bad guys she wants to stop. And I was really disappointing how little Willow being Jewish actually mattered.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Sep 10, 2021

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