Gotham has always been Batman’s city; his to protect and his to serve. But, where does that leave Gotham’s police department? Gotham Central is a look at what it means to be a police officer in a city where you only have until nightfall to solve a crime because after the sun goes down it’s Batman’s city and Batman’s collar. Gotham Central puts you inside the GCPD with a Law & Order/Homicide: Life on the Streets feel to it. This title works as both a police procedural, full of partners’ camaraderie and jockeying for rank, and as a glimpse into a world dominated by a power no cop can come close to and archvillains that no regular guy can really survive. Petra wasn’t thrilled with this title through no fault of its own she’s just not a fan of cop dramas. Robin, on the other hand, is known to watch Law and Order for hours and counts Homicide as one of her favorites shows, and she loved Gotham Central. Both agree Michael Lark’s artwork evokes a noirish feel to Gotham City that compliments the storyline.
Gotham Central, vol. 1: In the Line of Duty
By Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker
Art by Michael Lark
DC Comics 2004