Sunday, December 03, 2006

Gotham Central: Unresolved Targets

Most readers of graphic novels are well-acquainted with Gotham City from the world of DC comics. This title takes an interesting approach, though. It reads more like a version of "CSI" or "Law and Order." It's Gotham from the point of view of the cops charged with its protection. In other Gotham stories, we mostly see this police force as background clutter, usually obstructing Batman or being embarrassed by the Joker. This book portrays the force as a collection of realistic law enforcement professionals who just happen to work a beat plagued with more than its share of costumed supervillains. It’s good drama and a fresh take on a genre that can sometimes get a little formulaic.


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