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Gotham Central, Book Two by Ed Brubaker
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Sep 24, 11

bookshelves: comics, comics-crime, comics-superheroes
Read from September 22 to 24, 2011, read count: 1

Did you love the world of Batman? I love that world. It's a little city called Gotham. The only problem is Batman can't be everywhere at once. Gotham still needs a police force. In that police force they need a unit to investigate the super-powered criminals of Gotham. Welcome to Gotham Central. Brubaker and Rucka have written another amazing volume of this police unit. They interweave the characters and drama from the beginning of the series through out the entire book. Even after a case is closed that doesn't mean it over for the detectives. They have to still deal with what's happened to them. They have to go to court and testify against they insane killers.

This volume of Gotham Central has two major stories in it and a smaller one. The major first story is about the Joker and his involvement of driving Gotham crazy right before Christmas. The detectives only have so much time before Batman ends the case. Just like all the stories, this Detectives deal with the after math of the Joker the entire book. The second major story is about an eight year-old case. One that may not have happen quite like everyone thought it did.

These are amazing comics. If you love a good noir story, this is the place. Brubaker and Rucka are masters of this field. They weave the personal side of the characters so you're invested in them. Then they throw in the dirty side of life. They mix it together so no one is safe, not even main characters. If you like cops and super-villains. If you like drama. If you like noir. This is you story.
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