Commissioner Gordon has been shot. The GPD suspect Catwoman, but the Batfamily have their doubts since guns aren°t really her style. Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl and Oracle are all trying to track down Catwoman to ask her what she saw and trying to get to the bottom of who shot Commissioner Gordon. Commissioner Gordon’s shooting has a profound impact on those around him. Oracle is terrified she is going to lose her father. The Gotham PD is out for blood, whether it means breaking a few rules or not. Of all of them, however, it is Batman who is the most lost. Even Alfred’s acidic and unhappy commentary on Batman’s choices don°t seem to be able to push him to action. It’s an interesting and well written story line that is unfortunately not backed up by the artwork which runs the gamut from making everyone look vaguely hung-over to making them all look like puppets.

Batman: Officer Down (New Gotham, vol. 2)
ISBN: 9781563897870
By Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Bronwyn Carlton, Devin Grayson, Nunzio DeFilippis
Art by Rick Burchett, Jacob & Arnold Pander, R. Steven Harris, Mike Lilly, Mike Collins
DC Comics 2001

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