Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

After the fallout of MILK WARS, Violet Paige finds herself in a Gotham City unlike any we have seen before. Ten years into the future, in a world without a Batman, Gotham City has been taken over by the Collective, with Gala acting as Head of Citystate. In a high-tech town with zero tolerance toward caped crusaders and masked vigilantes (except for those designed by Gala and her association of aristocratic artisans), what's a woman who has vowed vengeance to do? And what's happened to her mother, Rebecca Paige? Perhaps The Joker, now a sad clown who makes balloon toys shaped like tommy guns and machetes on the abandoned Gotham docks, has the more

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Mar 28, 2018

    Rewarding readers with added layers, Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa have crafted a fine start to the next phase of Mother Panic's adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 8, 2018

    There are so many possibilities that exist within this universe that it is exciting to think of what this series can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Mar 28, 2018

    A very strong return to the (new) world of Violet Paige... damn pretty to boot! Could have easily been the "next issue" of the previous volume... but complaining about renumbering is like yelling in the wind. If that's my only kvetch... we've got a pretty good book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 28, 2018

    Despite the massive status quo changes, this run feels very consistent with the last one and is recommended for any fans of it. I also enjoyed the oddball backup, dealing with how this new Gotham is marketed " and by who. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Mar 29, 2018

    In a grimy future Gotham, Violet Page struggles to put her life back together with danger lurking all around her and her accidental family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 28, 2018

    If you've never read Mother Panic, then this new #1 is a great place to start. This issue provides a bit of recapping so the reader is not totally in the dark, but since this new world is mostly a mystery to Violet, it's a world the reader can discover with her. This dark and grim concept offers a couple of interesting mysteries that should be satisfying for Violet to solve, not the least of which is "What happened to Batman?" Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Mar 28, 2018

    Gotham A.D. #1 is mostly a solid start to the relaunched Mother Panic. Between the world building and character writing, I found it fairly easily to push clunky monologue to the back of my mind. Im looking forward to spending more time with the cast in this new setting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Mar 28, 2018

    Overall, this was quite an enjoyable entry into the Batverse that brings a breath of air even if it isn't the freshest. If you are looking for a "Different bat time, different bat channel," this is perfect for you. There is so much potential here and I have a feeling that the series will eventually deliver something great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Mar 28, 2018

    Moustafa's artwork is more appealing than previous artists. I think they tried very hard to be extremely different in their rendering, perhaps in an effort to set the book apart. That may have worked under different circumstances, but when the book is so derivative of established properties, wandering too far afield seems inconsistent to me. Moustafa's artwork is more traditional. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Mar 28, 2018

    The artwork for this series looks like it'll be fantastic. Like I said above, I love the interpretation of Joker. I also like Violet Paige's costume design. Rosie's design is pretty decent as well. I love the muted and bleeding colors that are shown in this series. Sometimes it'll be dark, earthy shades; other times (like when showing Arkham) it'll be a sickly green hue leaking into the scene. It's perfect. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 2, 2018

    Rather than being the fresh start the series needed, "Mother Panic: Gotham A.D." #1 continues to be a vague but well-drawn alternative-flavored superhero series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 28, 2018

    The world building and depictions of Violet Paige take a first issue that serves neither new nor existing readers, and make it far more visually compelling than the narrative supports. Read Full Review

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